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Posted by: jakinnan | April 19, 2013

How to tie a Figure 8 knot

This version of the overhand knot is stronger with lower-creep, yet easily-untied. This knot is perfect for securing everything from guylines to climbing harnesses.
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Put a bight(A doubled-over bending of the cord, where many double-line (mid-rope) knots are tied) in a mid-portion of the rope.

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Twist a loop into the bight.

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Continue twisting another half turn, as shown.

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Insert the bight through the loop originally created with the first twist. Note the distinctive “figure eight” pattern.

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Tighten and neaten the knot, removing excess kinks and laying the cords parallel throughout.

Courtesy of Backpacker magazine.

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