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Seven Essential Camp Knots (Video)

Seven Essential Camp Knots (Video)

Learning how to tie knots is crucial, and back in the day, many little boys would learn their share of scout knots that would be useful throughout life. These days, knot tying isn’t really taught anymore, but for survival, it can be a really great skill to have. There are a ton of suggestions for the most important survival skills to learn, but Lonnie from Far North Bushcraft and Survival on YouTube really knows his stuff. He shares his seven favorite camp knots, and they’re knots he actually uses. They’re really great to know for use in camping, fishing, hunting, […]

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Rope Throw Knot (Video)

Rope Throw Knot (Video)

  Most knots, for survival purposes or otherwise are about securing, but here is a knot with the unique purpose of making the rope easy to throw.  This knot is useful when you need to get your rope over a branch, as when securing your gear from bears, or even when throwing a rope to someone in a rescue situation.  It provides weight to the line that without any need to look for an object that can be tied to the line, which might fall out, or get hung up, or even cause injury if the line is being thrown […]

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How to Tie An Adjustable Knot

How to Tie An Adjustable Knot

As with all of your tools, paracord can help to save your life, but it will only be as effective as you are skilled with it.  Not every situation calls for a slip knot, or three slip knots on top of each other.  To get the most out of your paracord spend some time practicing knots while camping, or even just while sitting on your couch.  Here we have instructions on how to tie an adjustable knot between two posts.  You might use this for your ridge line when constructing a tarp shelter.  Let’s get started.   First, wrap one […]

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Essential Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Essential Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Knowing how to tie different knots is a lost art, but its one that can make or break your survival experience. Being skilled in knot-tying can help you create makeshift fishing gear, make traps for hunting, set up camps and improvised tents, keep your gear secure, hidden, or propelled to higher places, or help you set up many other kinds of improvised rigs to keep you safe and alive in a survival or wilderness situation. What it takes is practice, practice, practice. Simply looking at this infographic won’t help you unless you grab yourself some twine and try them out. […]

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