Reasons for Learning Paracord Knots

KNOT TYING IS A PURSUIT...

That can change from intimidating to entertaining with just a little effort.

Learning to tie knots can be considered a skill in itself, so much information and many tips are provided to help you. If you have encountered stumbling blocks in the past when trying to learn knots, you will find helpful hints to overcome them on the internet and YouTube.

  1. Knotting will help you in endeavors you already enjoy.
  2. If you’re an avid camper, you’ll find setting up camp a lot easier once you have knotting skills.
  3. It will also help you get involved in new activities. If you’ve never tried boating, learning knots will take you a step closer to this activity.
  4. Knotting is a useful skill in many crafts.
  5. Tying cordage properly will make you look competent.
  6. You will be able to manage ropes of different sizes and materials.
  7. You will learn how to tie safer knots that won’t untie under duress.
  8. You’ll react better if you need to tie a knot in an emergency.
  9. You’ll find more uses for rope, like securing cargo to your bicycle or motorcycle or camping.
  10. You'll be able to rely on cordage to make a variety of repairs.
  11. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to do the job right.

There is something about knots that creates the feeling of being able to function in the world and provides a sense of confidence in your own abilities.

Tricks to learn how to tie knots.

Get a good book or app of knots and practice the ones that interest you. This can get addicting since there are so many great books out there.

General Knot Books

  1. Ashley’s Book of Knots
  2. The Ultimate Encyclopedia Decorative Fusion Knots of Knots & Ropework
    1. Book of Knots
    2. Book of Decortive Knots
  3. Survival Manuals

    Decorative Knot Books

  1. Paracord Fusion Ties
    1. Volume 1 and 2
      by J.D. Lensen
  2. Decorative Fusion Knots
    by J.D. Lensen

Tricks

to learn how to tie knots. Develop personal ways to think of knots like “knots families” or “knot uses families”, then practice that way.

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