2 Useful Camp Knots
Simple knots to know
I like to keep things simple. These are easy knots you already know and can do a ton of things for you. From tying gear to the top of your car to setting up a tent or tarp, I use these for almost everything.
Two Half Hitches on a Bight and the Truckers Hitch for tension will give you an easy, fast, adjustable tensioned line that has quick releases for even faster take down and ends with a clean, un-knotted, cord.
Of course, there are a plethora of knots you could use, and some of them might be faster or arguably hold a little better, but as I said, I like to keep things simple. You already know these if you tie your own shoes and… they work. I haven’t been in too many instances where I needed something stronger for my tarp guy outs. I use um for shade sails in my yard that withstand the Arizona monsoon, so… ‘nuff said.
Take a look and get a good Animated Knot App for your phone, practice while your watching the end of the world on TV and, viola! You’ll be ready.
Now go play outside, or knot.