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Overhand Knot     This video is a great introduction to the skill of knot tying. Knowing how to tie these knots correctly is a useful skill that is very helpful in all situations. For example, through this video you’ll learn how to tie rope knots that can be used in rescue situations and camping.

Below is a list of knots that every prepper should know:

Overhand knot is used to prevent the line from separating into different strands, to form a knob at the end of the line, or to serve as a basis of other knots. The overhand knot is also used to increase a person’s grip on a line.

A Square Knot or Reef Knot is used to fasten your rope around a object and to fasten a rope securely to two lines that are the same size. This knot also prevents slipping. It is also called the reef knot.

Figure eight knot is used to stop the line from separating into different strands when the rope is pulled through a block.

Bowline knot is one of the most basic and most important knots. The Bowline knot puts a loop at the end of your rope. This knot is an easy knot to tie and it is also can be untied with ease. This knot is also a rescue rope knot. For example, it can be used to help rescue someone who’s fallen into a pit or mountain.

Running bowline is a noose like knot used when you need an extra-large eye. It is very strong, secure, and can be undone with ease.

A half hitch is used to secure the line to an object. It is not a knot that should be use by itself. However, it works well with other knots, such as, the clove hitch.

The timber hitch is used to attach ropes on logs, tree trunks, branches and other wood products. The half hitch also complements his knot.

Clove hitch knot is one of the most versatile knots yet is easy to tie. One of the many uses of this knot is to hitch a rope to an object so that you can start a lashing.

Fisherman’s bend- is used to tie a line to a becket or to an eye, such as, tying a messenger to the eye in a mooring line.