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Why knots? A science and engineering reply.

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They can be relevant - if the patrol and troop program allow them to be relevant.  

 

One might start by removing the "sliders" from all the tent ropes.  

 

Erect a flag pole at each patrol or troop campsite using lashings.  

 

Tug-of-war after safe rope is assembled using appropriate knots.

 

 "Knot Club" with beads on a thong for accomplishing designated levels of understanding, with beads forfeited if the bearer can't tie the knot on demand after it has been originally earned.

 

If it's actually useful or a game . . . .

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They can be relevant - if the patrol and troop program allow them to be relevant.  

 

One might start by removing the "sliders" from all the tent ropes. 

 

If I told this story before, bear with me. One of my Eagles told me that during his first deployment to Iraq, they were living in tent. One of the sliders broke, so he used a tauntline hitch to fix the problem. His gunny sees him doing this, and tells him he needs to teach the rest of his platoon so that when the rest of the sliders break, they can fix them. Yep, more broke, and the Marines had the situation well in hand.

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