April 8th, 2011
There are a lot of great knots out there but you don’t need to be a sailor or a Boy Scout. There are three knots you should know and two more that are good for general use. We will look at these knots in more depth when we look at shelter but for now here is the list.
The three you must know are:
- Siberian Hitch
- Power Cinch
- Prusik Knot
The two other knots that would be good to know are:
- Square Knot
- Half Hitch
If you tie your shoes correctly then you already know how to tie a square knot. If you tie your shoes and the bow tends to lay along the length of your foot and not across it you are tyeing a Granny which is close but not as secure.
For more “survivalish” information you can check out the videos at these links:
You need to know the following:
- Where you are
- Where the “high ground” is
- How to get out of the building
- Have a plan
- How to use your comms
- How to use shelter materials as well as improvise
- How to make a fire
- First Aid and CPR
- Self defense
N E V E R – S T O P – L E A R N I N G
That concludes the overview of important points of knowledge.
Next is a look at mindset.