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The Basics for what you need on trail:
- Taut Line Hitch: Simple, fast, moveable, and easy to untie perfect for shelter building with a tarp
- Truckers Hitch: You want to get all the slack out of your taut line quick? Truckers hitch is effective and versatile.
- Half Hitch: Ties of a Truckers hitch or any other knot quickly.
- Bowline: Extremely strong and easy to untie it is great for making loops.
- Overhand Knot: An essential basic, strong and fast, not as easy to untie as it tightens on itself
- Overhand on a bite: A quick way to make a loop
- Clove Hitch: Tightens on an object. Use this to make a chicken head with a rock if the grommet on your tarp is broken!
Rock Climbing & Rappelling Knots
- Figure Eight loop: First step to the figure eight with a follow through
- Trace Eight or Figure Eight Follow Through: The essencial knot to tie in for rock climbing.
- Figure Eight on a bite: Very secure way to make a loop
- Double Fisherman's: Very strong tying two ropes together
- Half of a Double Fisherman's: Safety knot for rock climbing
- Prusik Knot: Used after you already have a prusik loop or a rope tied together with a double fishermans.
- Alpine Butterfly Knot: Great for Ascending
- Water knot: Tying two pieces of webbing together