You’re in the forest and you want to cache items in a tree to keep them from humans, bears, etc. Or you want to reach a platform already built … or maybe harvest an animal burrow.
Since no one carries a ladder for gear, you have to make one. And that’s what this video is about: making a ladder quickly and easily.[Any survival skill is “quick and easy” if you practice it. Listen to the comments at the 3:00 mark.]
Basically, in addition to your knife and/or saw, you need:
Using Titan SurvivorCord, the Survivalist Prepper demonstrates 3 lean-to ridge line knots:
The Evenk knot is easy to tie, even with cold weather gloves on. And the slipped knot is quickly released with a simple pull of the cord’s working end.
The fisherman’s knot (also known as the angler’s knot, English knot, halibut knot, or waterman’s knot) is used for joining two lines, and can be easily tied with cold, wet hands.
The clove hitch is considered one of the most important and basic knots. Useful where the length of the running end needs to be adjustable ( since feeding in rope from either direction will loosen it), this knot can fail under heavy loads.
It’s best used as a brake or check on an object to keep it from getting out of control. But it should never be used as a permanent tie-off in a climbing or life-saving situation.