Knowing how to tie a good knot is invaluable when adventuring in the outdoors, for anything from securing shelter, hanging a bear bag, or making a compression strap. Whatever you need to tie with a cord or rope, it is essential that your knot hold tight for it to be effective. Paracord is an excellent medium for practicing knots, as it is very strong but pliable, allowing for simple to complex configurations. The Canadian jam knot, also known as a line locker knot, is easy to learn and tie, and is guaranteed to hold in any situation if tied correctly. Check out this video tutorial on how to tie a Canadian jam knot, as well as some suggestions for how to use it.
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