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All Scouts learn to tie the Tautline Hitch. It is a wonderful knot that allows for the adjustment of length or tension on an fixed line, such as a laundry line or tent guy line. However, The Midshipman's Hitch offers a more secure knot and some other benefits. Check it out!

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