Have you ever been in a situation where something needed to be tied down? Then you find yourself wondering if you tied the correct knot. Next thing you know, you are at it again trying to fix it.
It is very useful know how to tie a few basic knots because you never know when these skills may come in handy.
The following 5 knots are all very commonly used for various uses in daily life.
Commonly used to secure a line to a fixed point, the bowline is an all-around knot that can also have a variety of purposes. Learning how to tie this knot with one hand is an added skill that can be beneficial.
This is somewhat an underrated knot that has a great amount of versatility. Utilize this knot when you expect there to be a varying amount of tension. Additional uses include securing guy lines on a tent or tarp.
This comes in handy when you need to safely get down from heights. It can also be paired with the Swiss Seat when needed.
Double Fisherman’s Knot
Two main uses include:
- Tying two ropes together
- Making an adjustable loop
When tying two ropes together, it is a good idea to keep both about the same diameter.
Power Cinch Knot
This tension knot can be used while camping or putting up a shelter. It comes in very useful when trying to secure a load in a quick and simple way.