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Paracord Knots 101

As you probably already know, paracord has many uses because of it's strength and light weight. The idea of wearing Paracord Power items is a fashionable way to ensure you have a length of this useful rope with you at all times. One of the most important aspects of making use of Paracord Power products is knowing how to properly tie knots. The skill of knowing how to tie a knot is not practiced as well as one may think. In fact, most people do not know how to properly tie shoes. What?? So you have been tying your own shoes for thirty or forty years or more and now we are telling you that you are not doing it right. Chances are if you do not already know what we are referring to, you are probably not doing it right.

Watch this very entertaining video to see an example of how to properly tie a shoe and see if you know how to tie your shoes correctly!

I first fell in love with the art of knot tying while in the Boy Scouts as a young teenager. I used to spend hours with lengths of rope practicing and learning how to tie knots and lash together different objects. It was absolutely fascinating to me and I learned to appreciate an art form like no other. To put it in perspective, the difference in tying a knot properly could not only mean the difference in your shoes staying tied, but it could also mean the difference in saving a life if ever put in that situation. Here we provide a few examples of basic knots as well as provide some additional resources where you can learn more than you ever dreamed. You can practice tying these knots with most any kind of rope or cord, easily purchased at any hardware store and many retail department stores. We encourage you to learn the basic knots and if you desire, explore some of the more complicated knots and lashings. It can be fun and challenging!

The Square Knot

The Overhand Knot

The Half-Hitch Knot

The Bowline Knot

For much more advanced examples of knots and how to properly tie them, we encourage you to visit Animated Knots by Grog. This website is perhaps the best resource available with animated examples. They even have mobile application for the iPhone and Android available!