Knots



    As a PM you are required to know each of these knots. Remember the things we do involve trust. Knots are one of the most important things we learn in search and rescue. On a real mission, you might be tasked with tying a rope around a tree a certain way so your entire team can descend that rope off of a cliff on the knot YOU just tied! It might be dark and your team is trusting YOU with their lives! If you have any questions contact your mentor or the standards committee. Practice to perfection and practice often!


Required Knots:
  1. 2-13-18
    1. Safety Knot
    2. Double Fishermans Knot
    3. Prusik
  2. 2-18-18
    1. Figure 8 Knots ***
      1. Figure 8 Bend ***
      2. Figure 8 Retrace ***
  3. 2-20-18
    1. Alpine Butterfly
    2. High Strength Bowline ***
      1. Make two "loops" in the rope instead of one to make it high strength
  4. 2-24-18
    1. Clove Hitch
      1. You must be able to tie this with rope and webbing
    2. Munter
      1. You only need pictures 1-7
  5. 2-27-18
    1. Water Knot
    2. High Strength Sheet Bend ***
      1. To make it high strength wrap the rope twice. (Red rope in the pictures)
  6. 3-6-18
    1. Initial Knot Test
  7. 3-27-18
    1. Final Knot test
*** This knot requires a safety knot