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Discussion: knots

in: Bash; Bash > 2020-01-20

Jan 21, 2020 2:51 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
We switched most of the tie up flags to clips/carabiners, which are more pleasant on wet / cold days than some super tight knot that stymies cold stiff fingers.

Plus I can't reliably tie easy to untie but secure knots so this dummies it up for me on the setting end as well.

Gorgeous pics as usual!
Jan 21, 2020 3:01 PM # 
Thanks, I was thinking about carabiners too. A lot!!! :)
Jan 22, 2020 1:27 AM # 
We've got a bird feeder that hangs on a string of two or three carabiners to get it down to an easier to reach level for re-filling. Turns out that gates can get pretty seriously frozen shut after the right amount of rain followed by a serious cold front. At home there is always the option of using a Bernzomatic to thaw them out! I can envision the possibility of wishing I had hung a control from a smaller branch if I were stuck trying to remove a frozen carabiner by cutting off the support with my pocket knife.
Jan 22, 2020 1:51 AM # 
Ah, good information.
Jan 22, 2020 2:45 AM # 
Those pictures are amazing!

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