“If you don’t know knots, tie lots” is bad advice! Instead, learn these three easy to tie and incredible versatile knots to help you in almost any knot tying situation you could come across.
“If you don’t know knots, tie lots” is bad advice!
Instead, learn this three easy-to-tie and incredibly versatile knots to help you in almost any knot-tying situation you could come across.
This strong knot is typically used to secure a rope to a fixed object like a tree or a post. It is made up of two parts: a round turn and two half hitches.
This knot is simple to undo and does not jam easily.
The first section of the knot supports and controls the load, while the two half hitches keep the line tight and secure.
The alpine butterfly is a multidirectional knot. It may also be called an alpine knot or a lineman's loop.
It is a strong and secure knot that provides users with a stable and reliable loop in the middle of a rope.
This can be used by a group of hikers to hook on along the length of a shared rope, or it can be used to tie down loads like a trucker's hitch. It can also be used to isolate a damaged area of the rope so that the rest of it can still be used safely.
A surgeon's knot is like an overhand knot on steroids.
In fact, all it is is an overhand knot with an extra turn. This extra turn allows you to tie the knot and then tie another knot without the first knot (the surgeon's knot) slipping.
This is most commonly used to secure stitches but is also excellent for tying shoelaces, for fishing, as a more secure reef knot (square knot), as part of a timber hitch, and much more.
It is a very easy but incredibly useful knot.
There are many other useful knots that you can use in climbing as well as everyday in life. Some of my other favorites include the clove hitch, bowline, and figure eight.
If you want to learn more about knots as well as climbing, check out ‘Emergency Roping and Bouldering’.
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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.
He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.
As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others.
These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan.
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