Use: Makes a fixed loop that can be used for a multitude of tiedowns; attaching one rope to another, securing equipment to fixed points, sailing knots. Tension will not move the knot. However it is not often used in mountaineering due to the fact that you can indeed untie the knot with ease.
Step 1: Create a Loop
Fold the “loose” end of the rope over itself, as to create a loop with the free end remaining on top. Dig the hole.
Step 2: Through the Loop
Next, create a larger loop by moving the loose end under and up through the previous loop. The rabbit comes out of the hole.
Note: This larger loop you have just created is what you will use to secure the inline bowline around an object. If you wish to tie it TO something, thread the loose end through the object you wish to secure it to, before bringing it back through the previous loop.
Step 3: Around the Running End
Take the free end, and thread it behind the running end. The Rabbit goes around the Tree
Step 4: Weave Back Through The Loop
Come back over the running end with the free end, and push the free end through the initial loop. The Rabbit goes back into the hole.
Step 5: Pull Tight
Pull it tight to finish off your inline bowline! If done successfully, the knot should not become larger or smaller with tension on the loop (unlike a slipknot).
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