The following video clips demonstrate knots that are used in General Rescue. They are placed here to help you remember them. We encourage you to practice them until you are proficient at them and they become second nature.
This first video demonstrates a number of knots known as the family of eights. The first knot is the figure 8 knot which is a simple knot that is the basis for a number of other knots commonly used in Rescue. The video demonstrates the figure eight knot, the figure eight bend, the re-threaded eight and the double figure eight knots.
This second video demonstrates the Round Turn and two half hitches,
the Italian Hitch and the Alpine Butterfly knot.
This third video clip demonstrates the Tape knot / Water knot and the
Double Fisherman’s bend.