The 10 Most Useful Backpacking Knots

Headed to the backcountry? Here are the knots every hiker should know how to tie.

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.