One of the most useful knots to learn how to make, or tie, is a square knot. It is the type of knot that fastens two lengths of rope, or string, together. It is a knot that will not slip in most cases. It is not a knot to depend on with your life, but is ideal for many typical uses.
Simple Instructions how to make a SQUARE KNOT
Hold the two rope ends, one in each hand as shown.
Cross the ropes as shown, right rope over the left rope.
Tuck the right rope (the end that you crossed over the left in previous step) under the left rope.
Finish the rest of that motion by twirling all the way around as shown. In other words, you’ve just looped the right rope under and then over the left rope.
Now, with the ends in hand as shown, place the left rope over the right rope. This is the same motion as you just did in the previous steps, but with the other rope end.
Tuck the left rope under the right rope.
Finish the motion. Twirl the left rope all the way under and then over the right rope as shown.
The final square knot should look like the image above. It will not slip. If you’ve looped the rope ends the wrong way, it will slip and come apart when you pull on it (which would then be called a Granny Knot). So, be sure to give it a tug.
Knowing how to tie a few basic knots are very essential to the overall knowledge and skills of Survival Preparedness. More examples to come later.
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