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10 Knots That are Essential (and easy) to Master

Every outdoorsman needs to know how to tie a wide variety of knots. Because, as the saying goes: If you don’t know a knot, tie a lot…

The takeaway being, of course, knowing how to tie a proper knot can save you tons of time. While time is certainly one of our most precious resources, knowing how to properly tie knots that hold can save you much more than time:

If you’re hauling a load, the right knot can save your cargo…

If you’re tying a boat, a knot can save you from having to dive in after your drifting boat…

If you’re tying a rope, the right knot can save you from having to cut out a seized up mess of improper knots… 

And if you’re using that rope to climb, well, knowing the right knot can truly save your life… 

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the 10 most useful knots. By mastering these, you will be able to do everything from keeping your boat secure to remaining stable while climbing treacherous terrain.

Photo by Gabe Popa

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