How to Tie a Hangman’s Noose Knot – Final Prepper

How to Tie a Hangman’s Noose Knot

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For years I have been fascinated with hanging. Yes I realize how morbid that sounds and no I never tortured animals or smaller children in my youth or any other time for that matter. I am talking about the hanging you see in old western movies where bad guys are dealt with at the end of a trial. The act of hanging is both brutal and efficient. The quickness of someone simply taking a short fall into oblivion almost makes the act itself a little less horrific – that is if you can discount the cause of their actual demise and overlook the sound that must accompany their bodies reaching the end of the rope as it were.

I may get some push back on this post, but there are times when I feel our justice system is too complicated, corrupt and doesn’t do one thing that it was designed to do and that is act as a deterrent. Trials go on for years, appeals spawn other appeals and the whole time we are paying for criminals to get an education, to have access to internet, to workout and learn other crimes. In some cases, a simple length of rope would be faster, more efficient, infinitely cheaper and would bring back the public execution that surely would act as a deterrent again. Nothing like watching some bad men hung in the public square to make you think twice about killing someone.

Before I get the angry emails about how many people have been found innocent and are exonerated by DNA evidence let me clarify what I am referring to. I realize that the death sentence isn’t applicable for every crime and I am not suggesting otherwise. I am not advocating we round up some people we think are guilty and find a tall oak tree. I am also not advocating any violence against any person for any reasons other than the proper (community agreed) dispensation of justice after a fair, open and legitimate trial by elected representatives. I am not advocating lynching or terrorizing anyone with this post.

On the other hand in a TEOTWAWKI world which is one we frequently hypothesize about on Final Prepper and other survival blogs –  if we are to have some semblance of order we will have to have justice. If society and our framework of government is destroyed, who will dispense with justice? Will we have jails for someone to serve life in prison? Who would pay for that to happen in the first place if we are all scratching to survive? If the grid ever collapses, one way to prevent violence or brutality is to punish those who visit violence upon our community. Hanging might make a comeback.
This is all a theoretical exercise I know but for anyone who was curious like me of how to tie a hangman’s noose, I found the following video.  If nothing else, you can learn how to tie this famous knot. You never know if you will need to use it one day.


  1. Allison

    January 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

    For forcible rape, especially of young persons the penalty should be a surgical operation that will make it impossible to commit the crime again.

  2. Kurmudgeon

    November 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Only one problem with your argument for capital punishment: it does not deter capital crime, nor has it ever. If it did, then we would expect those states that have a death penalty on the books would have fewer capital crimes than those that do not. In fact, the opposite is usually the case. To suggest that capital punishment deters capital crimes is a bit like saying that traffic laws prevent people from committing moving violations. Rather than execution, I would prefer retribution. Let people serving life sentences go to work in prison industries, since convicts usually find this preferable to sitting in an 8 by 10 cell day after day. Pay them a buck or two an hour and give the rest to the families of their victims.

  3. RandomThoughts

    November 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Capital punishment does deter some people but obviously not the ones that actually commit capital offences BUT it does prevent the possibility of a 2nd offence once it is carried out.

    It also give some closure to the victims family.

    I have sometimes wonder if you had death penalty for say parking violations how often would someone take the chance (NOTE: I am not advocating this just wonder if there is a point where a crazy penalty for minor offence makes a difference in the majority of peoples behavior.)

    Is there some sort of punishment that is worse than death that would deter murder/rape? IF there is, it is likely something we would not want in our society.

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