Loop knots are used when you need a loop that will not tighten down. You can use a loop knot around your body without fear of it tightening on you. Climbers, fishermen and rescue workers use loop knots. Did you know that the Bowline is one of the strongest loop knots? Did you know that the Bowline on a Bight is a double loop knot? Why not?
The "Why Knot?" video teaches all the knots you see here, and the"Why Knot?" DVD version shows 7 methods of tying the Bowline.