The Boy Scout Handbook Through the Years

Each scout handbook since the original 1911 edition reflects its era, and the 1990 revision is today as sophisticated a guide as any to living the good, green life.

Sheepshank Knot
Sheepshank: Used for shortening ropes. Gather up the amount to be shortened, then make a half hitch round each of the bends as shown in the diagram.
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