Use: Stoppage (similar to an overhand knot), often used in sailing on the mast, the base of the climber’s knot (double figure-8 knot), anchoring, etc.
Step 1: Create a “Bight”
Simply fold the rope over itself, leaving a loop, without crossing the rope.
Step 2: Over, then Under
Using the free end, weave the end over the long end, and back under to the same side you began, creating a loop.
Step 3: Through the Loop
Using the free end again, weave the rope over and down into the loop you created
Step 4: Pull and Tighten
Simply pull both ends of the rope to tighten into a figure eight knot. If you have done each step successfully, your knot should resemble the number 8.
Too easy! Check out our other knots in our step by step survival knots series.