Thoughts on Knots

Other than learning to tie your shoes I suspect that most of us have not spent much time learning how to tie knots, or more importantly what knot should be used in what circumstances.  I think the only knot I know how to tie is the basic half hitch, which is really only useful for limited applications.

Further if what you are doing with the knot is important (maybe even your life relies on it) then knowing the proper knot is equal impotent.  There are different knots for tying a rope to an object, tying ropes to each other and also how easy you want it to come apart.

Bryan Black over at ITS Tactical has a lot of information and Youtube videos on knots, but you should start on 5 knots you need to know how to tie at all times

Author: Jerry Ward

Working on creating a 10 acre urban homestead in S.E. Michigan. To pay the bills I work as a product manager/business analyst in the IT field. Now the admin of Save Our Skills