Step 1
Credit: Carl Wiens

Step 1

This knot is very handy for camping, especially for holding a tent peg. Start by placing the tail end—the shorter end—of the rope in the palm of your hand and place the length of rope over two fingers.
Step 2
Credit: Carl Wiens

Step 2

Now twist with your fingers to form a loop, and then pull the longer end of the rope partway through that loop to form another loop.
Step 3
Credit: Carl Wiens

Step 3

You know it’s working if you pull on the longer end of the rope and the final loop tightens, while if you pull on the tail end the loop loosens.
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