Knowing a few knots is super useful – not just in backpacking scenarios, but in life in general. These knots are as useful for fixing things to car rooftops as they are for backpacking. A length of cord can serve many purposes, it is only the knots that transform a piece of core into something of use. In the context of backpacking they have been categorized in terms of usefulness. See here for knot terminology.

Essential Knots

Really useful knots

Accessories & Cheating