How to Tie Camping Knots


Learn how to tie knots such as the bowline, constrictor knot, trucker's hitch, and clove hitch - free video.

Series Summary

Those of us living amidst the mountains of sky scrapers, fields of concrete, and the rivers of highways can truly appreciate the adventure of camping in the pristine great outdoors. Even though a day or two in the wild may be enough to make us drive to the nearest Holiday Inn, there is a relaxing quality to living simply in the woods and enjoying nature. While it is simpler there are tasks to be done that are unfamiliar to us that make camping not quite as simple as staying at home. Consequently many times the camping experience is more stressful than relaxing. However, preparations can be made and skills improved before “roughing it”. One such skill that is important to master in order to camp successfully is knot tying. A broad base of knot tying knowledge will allow you to secure tent poles, carry bottles, and secure tarps and tents to stakes and trees.

In this free video series learn how to tie knots from knot tying expert and outdoor enthusiast Dan Schieffelin. Dan will demonstrate how to tie the bowline knot, double bowline knot, and the bowline on a bight, as well as how to tie the trucker's hitch; how to tie the marlin spike hitch; how to tie the constrictor knot; how to tie the pile hitch; how to tie the icicle hitch, the clove hitch, and the slippery hitch; how to tie the jug knot and create an eye splice; as well as how to tie square lashing.

This series is an Equilibrio Films production.

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