Here is a list of knots useful in search and rescue (SAR) and survival situations. Ropes and knots are the main tools for a rescue team and thus a knowledge of knots is indispensable for a rescuer. Knowing how to tie the correct knot is essential. Practice these knots until they're second nature! You should have a length of rope in your hand to practice with while viewing these knots. Practice as you read. Mouse-over a knot name in the list below to see a description of that knot.