- Buntline Hitch — This can be turned into a semi-slip knot by passing a bight (instead of the working end) at the last step.
- Anchor Hitch — Easy to tie and relatively easy to untie even after it's been loaded. I finish off with a half hitch for added security.
- Clove Hitch — Stacked loops method of tying and the rope end method
- Timber Hitch
- Trucker's Hitch — Starts @13:15 in the video. An indispensable method of tying down a load on a vehicle.
- Highwayman's Hitch and how to prevent it from failing — starts @0:37 in the vid
- Prusik Hitch
- Zeppelin Bend (Rosendahl Bend) and the double Zeppelin — one of most elegant (because of its symmetry), secure and jam-free knots around. I personally use only the "bq" method since I just can never remember how to tie it any other way.
- Figure 8 Bend
- Double Fisherman's Bend — the double overhand knots therein will jam when the ropes are heavily loaded
- Bowline — pronounced as BOW-lin ("bow" as in bow and arrow)
- Bowline with Yosemite tie-off — more secure than your regular bowline
- Zeppelin (Rosendahl) Loop — takes longer to do than the bowline but if you're a Zeppelin fan like I am then ...
- Zeppelin loop around a tree/post/etc. — do the overhand knot then loop the working end around the tree and then proceed to finish the Zeppelin
- Alpine Butterfly Loop — A beautiful and strong loop that can be loaded in any direction. I do the Alpine using the hand wrap method using two turns or three turns.
- Figure 8 on a Bight / Figure 8 Follow Through — Take a bight and make a figure 8 knot. The follow through method becomes necessary if tying around a tree trunk for example.
- Chain Sinnet (Daisy Chain) — (starts @3:20 in the vid) I use this all the time when putting away and storing short lengths (several meters) of rope. For longer lengths you can double or even quadrupule the rope before doing the sinnet.
- The shoelace knot is simply a slip-type square knot. Here's the fastest way to tie shoelaces invented by Ian Fieggen. Once you learn it you'll never go back to whatever method you were using before.
- Some laces are slippery and tend to come undone (like those on the Timberland boots I recently got). In that case use Ian's Secure Shoelace Knot
- Munter Hitch and the Monster Munter — I'm no climber but I like playing with this knot. Here's how to tie off the Munter.
- Constrictor Knot — Rope end tying method and the twist method
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