Survival Knots

Survival Knots

Survival Knots

Rope use is one of those esoteric skills that has diminished in usefulness over the centuries to the point where most modern people’s skill set with a length of trusted braid is limited to saying; “Yep, that’s a rope.”

Understanding that full well, there’s a reason every survival kit and bug-out bag has a length of rope in it. Aside from the obvious dragging/pulling/hauling purposes, knowing how to tie knots, secure supplies off the ground, build temporary shelters and getting yourself out of holes, rope use can provide 1000 different opportunities during survival. Let’s assume that you already know how to use it in conjunction with cans, bells and other noise-makers to warn you if walkers are coming into your camp, so we don’t need to cover that here.

What we do want to emphasize here, though, is the fact that being creative with your rope is all that is really necessary in overcoming some major obstacles in your preparedness for survival. Sometimes that rope can achieve imaginative feats of construction, security, obtaining food and just about anything else that you can think of.

Hammer and nail substitute

While it may seem clunky and unmanageable, rope can be used to secure just about anything that nails can secure. It’s all going to be in the tying and the configuration of the knots used to make what you are joining, combining or securing, sturdy and safe. While it’s true that most applications like what is being mentioned here would require copious amounts of rope, it’s the possibilities that we are focusing on. A simple lean-to can become a structurally sound tent with a simple application of rope.

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Survival Knots

While it would be silly to ask you to practically memorize every knot possible and then remember how to do them if and when the future demanded, it is not unrealistic to suggest learning a few of the basics that can maximize the potential of your rope use. I submit to you then:

While it would be silly to ask you to practically memorize every knot possible and then remember how to do them if and when the future demanded, it is not unrealistic to suggest learning a few of the basics that can maximize the potential of your rope use. I submit to you then:

The bowline knot: “The rabbit comes out of the hole, runs around the tree and goes back into the hole”. The bowline is easy to do, easy to untie, very secure and can even be untied with one hand.Bowline

The constrictor knot: Easy and reliable, this knot is one of the most useful. Hanging tools, keeping things closed, dragging or pulling, know this knot.constrictor1

The double fisherman: Simply put, this is the best knot to know for joining two ropes together securely. If making short ropes into a long one is is need (and it usually is), this is the go-to knot:Double-Fishermans-knot

These three simple knots will get you through about 95% of everything you might need knots for on a day to day survival situation. Easy enough, but practice makes perfect.

Climbing

Most likely you will not be climbing a rope. It’s simply not realistic in that the average person just does not possess the physical prowess in order to achieve this. More than likely, a rope in the use of climbing will be more for climbing down something, securing the rope to your belt or tied around your body for security

Securing

And speaking of security, your lengths of rope are best put to use in the securing of yourselves to others and in the use of keeping your supplies and property together, elevated or simply attached to you or your method of transportation, should you have one.

The use of a rope is certainly not something that requires deep or extensive planning or forethought. A few techniques, some simple usage and a healthy does of ingenuity is all that it takes to make your use of rope one of the most important tools in your survival.

 In Your Opinion What is the Most Useful Survival Knot?

 

Source : www.expertprepper.com

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About the author :

Richard Bogath is an NRA certified firearms instructor, certified hunter instructor, youth league pistol coach, professional hunting guide, published author (Howling The Moon Dog: Coyote Hunting East Of The Mississippi), writer for several online publications about firearms, blogger, lecturer and proud dad. When not performing any of these fun activities, he is a successful e-commerce business consultant.

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