Campfire Session: Basic Knots for Backpacking


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members


  • Instructor REI Specialist

Have you ever wondered which knots are most appropriate for a specific problem? Have you woken up in a wet tent because the knot you used to tie down your rainfly didn't hold through the storm? Then this is the class for you! This class will introduce you to five important camping knots: the overhand and figure 8 on a bight, bowline, stopper knot, clove hitch and the bear bag hang.


    Join REI experts to learn basic knots for backpacking and camping. (Note: These are not life-saving knots.) This will be offered at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm in the Camping Department.

    Activity location

    Boulder REI

    1789 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

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