The bowline knot has been used for centuries, is one of the most commonly used ways of tying a rope and is a knot that is used to form a fixed loop at the end of the rope. Traditionally used by sailors, due to the knot being secure and strong, yet easy to tie and untie. This kind of knot also has it’s uses for those that head out into the wilderness too.
With the bowline knot, you can tie a line (rope) in a loop around anything else to anchor the line. The bowline is not only strong and secure but is easy to break loose later, even when pulled tight under a load.
It doesn’t matter if you are making a shelter, rigging up a hammock, securing a snare line, or anything else, you need a knot that isn’t going to slip or give way under tension. This is where the bowline comes in and why it is one of the essential knots that we believe everybody should learn.
The process is actually very simple and once you start practicing, you will have it mastered in no time at all.