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I’d like to introduce a small mini-series on our Knot of the Week, where I’ll be running through the steps of rigging a tarp shelter using a few knots.
In this first part, I’ll demonstrate using a Slipped Half-Hitch and a Power Cinch Knot to tie a trunk line between two trees, which will form the backbone of the shelter system.
The trunk line provides a tight line to tie in your tarp and create the shelter. What’s great about the entire way we’ll show to rig this tarp shelter, is that using our knot techniques the entire system will have a “quick-disconnect” like feature, yet remain incredibly strong.
A trunk line can also be used to hang clothes to dry, or really anything that you’d like to drape over it.
Slipped Half-Hitch » Hitches
(Strength: 3/Secure: 3/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 2)
Power Cinch » Hitches
(Strength: 3/Secure: 4/Stability: 2/Difficulty: 4)
Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
- Creating a Trunk Line using both knots
- Slipped Half-Hitch can be used for numerous applications where a quick-release knot is desired
- Power Cinch can be used for creating tension or a pulley
Please view the gallery or YouTube video below for instructions on tying these knots and creating a trunk line.
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Truckers knot, chimney hitch, whatever you want to call this knot, it is invaluable to know. A great way to cinch just about anything down since it gives you a 2:1 mechanical advantage to get that rope tight. Great explanation and photos!