Five Knots You Need to Know
Master these five knots. In most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
All knotted up
You don’t have to be a sailor or a boy scout to know your way around the knotted end of a rope. Knowing a few basic knots can actually be quite the life-saver. We’ve decided on what we think are the five essential knot types and given some instructions on how to ties them. Master these five knots; in most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
Use this knot to tie super -strong loops that can be easily untied. The bowline knot makes a secure loop at the end of a rope. And it has many uses; for example, you can use these knots to fasten a mooring line to a ring or a post.
These knots are recommended for joining two ropes of unequal diameters. The thicker rope should be the one with the simple loop at the end. It also works for similar -size ropes.
Double Half Hitches
Half hitches are for tying boats to piers, tent lines to stakes, and for many other uses.