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.
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.
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.)
For the Girth hitch you start with a bight (rope loop) and with either two free working ends, or with one end as a fixed loop.
With the Cow hitch, there’s only one free end, with the other end tied-off to something … like a cow, or a fence rail.