So I'm thinking about putting together a training day for my local volunteer search and rescue organization. There aren't a lot of skills in this group. Soup sandwich would describe a lot of the members honestly.
But even Rome was a hovel once. I figured I would do my part to try and build people up with some practical skills. I am not putting together a High Angle or Low Angle Rescue course. This is more aimed at understanding basic knot work, terms, a handful of essential knots that could cover a lot of the basics of what you might encounter in the field.
1) Square Knot
2) Bowline or Figure 8
3) Clove Hitch
4) Round turn with 2 half hitches
5) Alpine Butterfly
7) Sheet Bend
What are some of the knots that you would consider indispensable?
What are some pieces of information you wish would have been passed on to you when you first started out?