Setting up a quick half-shelter? Tying gear to a tree? Rappelling down a cliff? Do you know what basic knots to use if you needed them? I know most folks will say no, but it is never too late to learn.
While this could be a life-saving skill, it is one that should be practiced on a regular basis. You can use knots for things such as tying up bulk trash or putting up a hammock to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. The uses are endless. This video should get you started:
The knots explained in this video are the clove hitch, truckers hitch, slip knot, half hitch, figure eight, double fisherman’s knot, prusik knot, seberian hitch and girth hitch. Practice these as you may need them some day.
Stay safe and have fun!