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[Video] Building A Ladder With Rope And Poles

How To Build A Ladder In The Forest

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.

setting up ladder poles

Setting Ladder Poles

[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:

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3 Lean-To Ridge Line Knots Using SurvivorCord

Evenk, Fisherman, and Trucker Knots

Using Titan SurvivorCord, the Survivalist Prepper demonstrates 3 lean-to ridge line knots:

  1. the Evenk (Siberian hitch) knot
  2. the fisherman’s knot, and
  3. the trucker’s hitch.

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.

3 knots to know

3 Lean-To Ridge Line Knots Using SurvivorCord

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.

VIDEO How-To Demo — And A Great Knot Resource On Page 2

[Video] How To Tie A Constrictor Knot

Constrictor Knot And The Slipped Variation

More secure than the clove hitch, the constrictor is a binding knot that may be difficult to untie once tightened: the knot tightens the more it’s pulled.

constrictor knot demo

Tying Constrictor Knots

It’s a fast, easy knot: working end around the object, crossing back over that line creating a figure eight shape on object, then passing the working end over the standing part of line, then under the first two wraps.

See? ( Sorry. I know the knot, and it’s hard for me to see. Just watch the video.)

Knot Demo VIDEO On PAGE 2