Survival Survival Skills

Step-By-Step: How to Tie the Fisherman’s Knot


Got two short ropes, but need a long one? A fisherman’s knot can join the short ones together.

Step One

Loop one rope’s end around the other rope, then bring it over both ropes.

Step Two


Bring the same end up and behind both ropes, creating two loops, then thread it through both loops and pull to tighten.

Step Three


Loop the other rope’s end behind the two ropes.

Step Four


Bring that rope up and over both ropes, and then behind them again, creating two loops. Survive any wilderness situation with these critical tips.

Step Five


Thread this rope’s end through the two loops. Pull both anchored ends to tighten.