Pioneering knots are are so-named, because they are extremely useful when building pioneering structures. These knots are called upon because of their ability to perform specific tasks related to building a reliable and safe project. All basic camping knots and pioneering knots can be divided into three categories:
Bend – a knot used to join two lengths of rope. In Pioneering, we might encounter situations where there’s a need to join ropes that are wet, slick, or thick.
Hitch – a knot that attaches a rope to some object, often a ring, rail, spar, or post. In Pioneering, the clove hitch and two half hitches (Double Half Hitch) are used in some additional ways.
Loop Knot – a knot is used to form a loop that doesn’t slip, either at the end or in the middle of a line.
Generally speaking, the best knots are easy to tie, place a minimum of strain on a rope’s fibers, and are easy to untie.
Clove Hitch and Half Hitches / Butterfly Knot / Roundturn with Two Half Hitches / Rolling Hitch
Water Knot / Carrick Bend / Draw Hitch / Constrictor Knot