As promised, I’ve got the Packer’s Knot for you today. This isn’t a widely known knot, but it sure is useful when tying twine around packages to keep things together or for keeping a carpet rolled up. People also use this knot when cooking, when tying up bedrolls and any time they want to keep something tight so it won’t unroll or expand in some other way. This is a common knot for Scouts to learn.
Okay, here goes.
Take your rope and get it ready.
Take the working end of the rope and bring it over the standing part. Go around the standing part and through the loops that’s created.
Next, take the working end and continue around the outside of the loop and back through it, underneath.
After that, take the end of the rope and go up and over and then through the second loop that’s created.
Finally, pull both ends of the working end of the rope to tighten the knot.
Here are some extra views of the finished knot.
This really is a great knot. Once it’s tied and cinched, it stays tight. I like the way it’s only one knot as well, unlike the Overhand Knot & Half Hitch. This knot is elegant, functional and easy to tie. It’s also very useful.