Easiest self tightening knot to learn. Can be used to secure non critical loads.
Figure 8 knot
Used to stop those pesky ropes slipping away
Can be used to secure loads, although, it can also be used to lift people in emergencies
Clove hitch (using half hitches)
Often used in theater to adjust heights of lights, etc. This is not a knot to be used on its own!
Can be used to tie lengths together at a variety of angles. Useful in a survival situation.
Used to tie lengths, which are at right angles, together. Useful in a survival situation.
Used to tie 3 lengths together to create a tripod. Useful in a survival situation. Works well to make a tripod to shoot from.
I cannot stress the importance of using webbing (straps) and not rope when doing this. When you don"t have a proper harness and need to get down quickly. Only to be used in dire circumstances.
Lovely hitch to secure loads. Although difficult to learn, it"s very useful.
For every great dad out there! Easy to set up for hours of fun!
Remember to coil unattached rope
Keeps your rope tied up neatly; can be untied and used quickly if need be
Bowtie - Because I-A-Bers are classy bastards
For all those lovely functions we all attend.
What"s not to like about knots? Knothing! Basic "how to"s" on knot tying.
Credits: Animated Knots