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Re: Essential knots?
cow hitch / lark's head
round turn and 2 half hitches
double sheet bend
bowline (I know 5 ways to tie it, but I only teach 2)
I use them all, but prefer the double overhand to the figure 8
I also prefer flaking to coiling.
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