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Todd Dills

Where did you learn this one?

| October 20, 2008

The Billings, Mont., Boy Scout troop 9’s website pays tribute to the Trucker’s Hitch rope knot, or Lorry Knot in the UK, offering clear instruction, too, perhaps for any of you with a loose load and an emergency dearth of straps or chains. Marked by its strength and ease of untying, the troop 9 site administrator says that the Trucker’s Hitch is easily “>the most requested knot since the Troop 9 site was launched a couple of years ago.” In addition, the site catalogs a variety of both common and obscure knots — among them the Sheet Bend, Sheep Shank and Tautline Hitch — with animated demonstrations of each.

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