Learn How To Tie 12 Useful Knots With This Visual Guide

Learn How To Tie 12 Useful Knots With This Visual Guide
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Only knot you know involves your shoelaces? This infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful knots.

The infographic, from Fix.com, covers knots that can be used for camping, boating and fishing, but are also handy in many other situations. It shows you how to tie the incredibly effective bowline knot, clove hitch, square knot, blood knot, improved clinched knot, Palomar knot, sheet bend, taut line, two half hitches, fisherman’s knot, figure 8 knot and Carrock Bend knot. It’s a great little chart to keep around for reference and it explains the best uses for each knot.

Know of some great uses for these knots that aren’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments!

Tying the Knot [Fix.com]


  • You never know when you might need a bowline knot. Learn at least that one. Good for rescuing someone, securing yourself at a height until you’re rescued, creating arbitrary loops through which other objects can be fastened with more rope, securing a boat to a random object during a flood, etc.

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