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Nordic Tip

Clove Hitch Knot


This is an adjustable knot that is great for temporary uses such as tie downs.


  1. Loop the rope around the object you are tying to. Hold an end in each hand.
  2. Cross the end in your right hand over the end in your left hand, forming an X with your hands holding the pieces at the top of the X.
  3. Wrap the end in your right hand around behind the object again in the same direction as before, leaving the wrap loose. When you bring it back around to the front, poke the end under the piece of rope that you just wrapped around.

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