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I know most of these knots but the most useful are: two half hitches, bowline, sheepshank (for shortening rope), sheetbend (for tying two different size rope together), and clove hitch

Whether you're a curious hiker or nervous camper, leaf identification is a useful skill to have. Learn how to identify different types of non-poisonous and poisonous leaves, like poison sumac, sugar maple, poison oak, gingko, and poison ivy. 27 Leaves Every Camper Should Know How to Identify | Red Rover Camping

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The ten most useful knots and how to tie them

Tying various kinds of knots is just one of those skills that comes in handy when you least expect it, and while we've definitely written up how to tie useful knots before here at Lifehacker, this picture tutorial from Mother Earth News on how to tie the ten most useful knots is also incredibly helpful.

In the case of an emergency, doing the right thing or having the right skill could make the difference between life and death, it can save your life or someone else's life. We have compiled a collection of some of the most crucial information and skills you should have to know what to do in an emergency or a disaster. It's really important that you and your family and your friends to have this knowledge.
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14 Survival Tips That May Save Your Life Someday Vol. II

In the case of an emergency, doing the right thing or having the right skill could make the difference between life and death, it can save your life or someone else's life. We have compiled a collection of some of the most crucial information and skills you should have to know what to do in an emergency or a disaster. It's really important that you and your family and your friends to have this knowledge.