The following web pages will give you a compendium detailing some of the most common and useful knots which I have ranked in terms of those that have failed me the least, (and also functionality). If you are disappointed that your favorite knot isn’t as high up as you expected then you will need to […]
The Flemish Bend is a great knot for tying two ropes together easily. The knot holds very well, and while it isn’t perfect it is pretty easy to tie and untie. Example video?
The Double Half Hitch has the fairly unique property of tightening when tension is applied. This means the loop that it makes can fit what it is around snuggly. Watch here?
The Square Knot is a great knot for quickly tying together two ropes. It holds reasonably well, however, other knots can be better for niche uses. Want a more in-depth explanation?
The Truckers Hitch is a great hitch, by combing two different hitches it has the best of a few worlds. This hitch can be tightened very tight and tightened very easily because it allows mechanical advantage. It can also be untied very easily because it doesn’t tighten on it’s self the same way other knots […]
The Sheepshank is a knot used for shortening a length of rope without access to either of the sides. Want more information or having trouble tying the knot? Watch this video.
The Sheet Bend is a great knot for tying two ropes together that are different sizes or types. It is fairly secure and does not slip easily. Still having trouble? Try watching this in-depth video.
The Bowline Knot creates a fixed loop on the end of a rope which will not move even under high tension. It can be used for everything from lifesaving efforts to well making a bow. Still having trouble tying this knot? Watch this video to learn more.
The Taught Line Hitch makes a loop in one end of a rope which can be tightened, however stays at its tightness when tension is applied. This can be used to tighten a line that this hitch is tied to, for example tying down tents and tarps, carrying wood and much much more. If you […]
When making fires it is important to make sure that they are under control. This means that you should always have at least one method of putting out a fire. The ways to do this can be thought of as the opposite of how to start a fire. Since a fire needs heat, fuel, and […]