Handling the rope

The rope serves many purposes, but one must be able to use and care for it. Safety rope (climbing) can be used to retrieve a buried car, but you have to remember, that then it loses its flexibility and strength. Therefore, it will not provide safe belay in the future. Use once once, the second end of the rope, to avoid straining one of its parts. Never load the rope, on which there are knots, because it may seriously damage it. Keep the rope clean. After use, clear it and roll it up carefully. Never carry an unclean rope in your backpack.

Moisture, strong sun or insects can damage the rope made of natural fibers. Synthetic fiber ropes can melt at high temperatures or be damaged by rubbing against the edge of a rock under heavy load. They are difficult to handle and hold in hand, when they get wet. Dirt particles in the rope strands damage the fibers, so take care of it, that it is always clean. Muddy, dirty ropes must be washed with soap and water (better not to use stronger chemicals). Dry the wet rope, but in a shaded place and away from fire.

Core damage
No visible damage to the outer braid, nevertheless, the rope cannot be used, it can break under load.

Braid damage (T-shirts)
Cut out the damaged sections; use the remaining pieces for binding, on the belt, loop or for other purposes.

Clearing and winding the rope
1 Before you start coiling the rope, pull it all in your hands, unscrewing the knots and the so-called "pretzels", which are formed under the influence of various stresses.
2 Keep more turns of rope on the ground with your foot. If the substrate is dirty or damp, the rope must be wound in the hand.
3 Roll up the rope until now, until one turn is left. To prevent the clarified rope from unwinding, make a loop.
4 Wrap the rope and the loop around the rope with the long end several times. Squeeze the loop well, but leave a free stitch at the end.
5 The wrapped section should be approx 10 cm; a small loop should stick out from under it.
6 Pass the end through the eyelet in the loop, wrapped around the coils and pull tight.
7 Pull the end of the rope, from which you started laying the scrolls. In this way, you tighten the loop under the section of rope entwining the coils. A knot is formed, which ends the winding of the rope holding all the turns.