survival
survival survival
survival_world_globe survival_world_banner survival_world_banner survival_world_banner survival_world_banner
survival home_tag about_us_tag survival_search_tag contact_us_tag
survival survival
Survival Stories
Video
Sea Survival
Wilderness Survival
Tropical Survival
Hunting / Tracking
Rescue
Climbing
Maps
Geography
Fishing
Science
 

Square Knot

 

The Square Knot, also known as the Double Knot or Reef Knot is a simple, handy knot for temporary ties. It is most often used to joint two similar sized ropes / lines together so they will not slip. It tightens under strain but can be untied by grasping the ends of the two bights and pulling the knot apart. This knot is also used for tying bandages, as it lies flat. The Square Knot has limitations. It is not suitable for any application where it will take high strain.

To Tie a Square Knot:

Start with the two ends opposite each other
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_1
Cross the left end over the right
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_2
Flip the left end under the right one to make a single knot
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_3
Next, take the left end again and cross it over the right end
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_4
Make a simple knot in the opposite direction to step 2 and 3
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_5
Pull the ends to secure the knot
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_6
You can adjust to make it tight or loose. To undo, just pull at the knot, with one hand on each side of the knot
survival_knot_tying_square_knot_7

Square Knot Video

 

Return to Knots Main Page

survival
survival survival survival