Some of you may have learned some knot tying skills when you were a kid in boy or girl scouts. But it's always good to refresh your skills. And if you were lucky enough to have experience with knots, you'll probably pick these up relatively easily.
Two Half Hitches
Alas, a simple, practical knot that can be learned in minutes and will provide years of benefits. Strong, easily tied and jam-free, this will likely be your go-to knot most of the time. Use this knot to attach a line perpendicular to an anchor point such as a post, ring, tree, etc. Two Half Hitches hold under tension and will work loose if slack. It's easy to tie – just make sure that each half hitch turns in the same direction. For extra security, place a stop knot on the tag end of the line.
How did you do? We recommend that you try this knot out at least 3 to 4 times in a row without mistakes. Repetition is everything! And it helps your brain remember it.
Ready for another one? Continue on to page 3 for your next essential knot.