26 Replies to “How To Tie The Simplest (But Also Most Useful) Knot In The World”

  1. Useful video, however it’s a bit hard to follow given the use of green paracord against a green background. A plain background in a contrasting colour would make it easier to follow the tying of the knots. Thanks anyway.

  2. Orange cord would have been better or a piece of white paper on the ground.
    Great videos though Paul.

  3. When making videos, it is better to make it with background which is a different color than the strings/ropes. It is very hard to see. I see this mistake all the time in Youtube.

  4. Paul, this is one of my favorites. Great video for beginners and for review for everyone – were all just different stages of beginner, after all.
    Your teaching style is extraordinary. You're really easy to follow and you explain things in a way that they're well understood.

  5. My dear frnd u r doing well.i request u to plz use any dark back ground bcoz ur action does nt vissible clearly.plz dont hard feel.

  6. A Canadian jam knot it’s practically the same knot ! That’s what I thought you were going to do .You have to show that one makes it the best knot ever! You could lash anything with it and it’s tight ! As Morris Kohanski would say.

  7. Thanks for this video! Glad to know the one knot I know how to tie can be used in other ways!

  8. One overhand knot you didn't show was the Flat Overhand Bend. Climbers often use it to join two ropes together for rappelling. It's such a simple, easy to tie knot, and people trust their lives to it on a daily basis.

  9. Look up palomar knot, more or less a overhand knot made with double line and the loop worked around the fishinghook and pulked snug, among the best and easiest fishing knots out there

  10. You forgot the water knot, which is having another end follow the overhand back through the knot. And there's another fixed loop which is similar to the water knot where the other end comes around in the same direction as the first overhand and follows it parallel – not sure if it has a name though. (Probably not as popular, because they bind too well and are difficult to untie.)

    I 3D modeled some examples here:

  11. I really enjoyed that… so simply explained. I have to teach our beavers simple knots and this video is my new go to guide for teaching them some basics. Thanks Paul!

  12. Overhand knot is world's simplest but also world's worst to untie when subjected to strain/load. The more strain the tighter it seizes into the line. Of course sometimes this is not a problem if you want a permanent knot. And yes it can be used around the standing line to form a cinch knot, where it doesn't get much strain. No way would I call it the most useful knot though!

  13. Great video Paul, totally new to your channel but I've been devouring your info. This video is exactly what I needed.

  14. Excellent video…as always, but please Paul next time use an orange or yellow cord…some of us are not "eagle eyed" any more 🙂

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