Solid rope skills are the mark of a serious and capable outdoorsman (or woman). Of course, certain rope skills are also the mark of a serial killer.
We’d rather give off the former image. So we get our knot knowledge from Bob Holtzman. He’s the author of several wilderness survival essentials, and his Field Guide to Knots includes more than 80 sets of simple, step-by-step instructions.
Bob’s publisher won’t let us publish his whole book online (go figure), but they did grant us permission to share the instructions for three of our favorite outdoor adventure knots.
For the roof rack: Trucker’s Hitch