The 10 Most Useful Backpacking Knots

Headed to the backcountry? Here are the knots every hiker should know how to tie.
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Mastering knot tying will make your backpacking trips better and more hassle-free: no more tarps coming undone or futzing with a rat's nest of overhands when it comes time to hang your bear bag. You don't need to know a lot. Practice these 10 knots at home for a smoother trail experience.

Want to become a true knot master? Sign up for our Essential Outdoor Knots class at AIM Adventure U.