If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times. Knots are just not being taught enough much less practiced.
I will completely resign myself to the fact that I not have done a measly fraction of the bushcraft training that DTG has, but I can speak with at least a modicum of authority when I agree that tents do suck. When you look at what you get in features vs. the weight and lack of visibility it is not much of a contest.
I purchased a Snugpak Ionosphere years ago but have yet to have the
One more thing I would like to echo from DTG's work: The Pro-Knot Cards really are the bees knees. Waterproof and virtually weightless, it gives you a very rudimentary description of how the knot is tied. This will not be difficult assuming you have practiced ahead of time. And you are practicing, right?