Learn a few sturdy, reliable knots and your time outside will be easier, safer and more comfortable. In Part One you learn to tie a square knot and bowline. In Part Two, we teach the bowline on a bite and trucker’s hitch, plus a couple of cool knot tricks used to make this great tarp shelter.

Be sure to explore MyNorth.com for lots more stuff to do outside in Northern Michigan, including hiking, biking, boating, and more. Use our Interactive Map to find a trail anywhere you are in Northern Michigan. And check back to see how our Outdoors 101 video series—outdoor basics done better—gets bigger and more complete every month. See you out there!