Gear

Light

Light

5 Knots Every Adventurer Should Know

From climbing and basketry to fishing and even medical applications, knots have myriad uses. Hell, the Mayans even worked them into math, utilizing knotted cords called quipus to record numbers. You might not be performing hard calculations with them, but learning these five important knots can serve you well on your next outdoor adventure. Here's what we'll go over—the double fisherman’s knot, clove hitch, figure-eight loop, trucker's hitch, and the square knot.