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You Will Need
- A single length of rope
Create a large "U"-shaped bend—or "bight" tipped on its left side—with the end of the rope.
Create another bight
Create another bight at the end of the first one bending back in the opposite direction. The rope should look like an "S," with all three legs parallel to each other.
Wrap end over legs
Put the end of the rope under all three legs, and then wrap the end over the three legs. This is considered one "turn."
Continue wrapping the end of the rope around all three legs (coiling it upwards) at least six more times, tightening each turn one by one as you make it.
When you're done making your turns, there should be a little bit of rope left over at the end, and the top of the second bight should be just poking out above the topmost turn, forming a loop.
Pass end through loop
Pass the very end of the rope through this loop from front to back.
To tighten, pull down on the right-hand edge of the noose created by the first bight.