Knots - Hitches - Timber Hitch
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How to tie a Timber Hitch
Pass the end (green end) of the rope around a pole (make sure you leave a long working end - give yourself plenty of rope to play with). Cross the end over itself.
Now tuck the end under itself working back around the pole. Keep doing this until you have run out of rope and have formed a series of tucks around the pole.
Pull hard on the long standing part to tighten it.
How to tie a Killick Hitch
If you want to drag a log or trunk it will help immensely if you use a Killick Hitch. If you just use a Timber Hitch the log will try to swing round to bring the hitch to your end.
Tie a Timber Hitch and take the rope down along the log.
Take it around the log and then tuck it under itself.
This forms a half-hitch. Now you can pull on the long standing end without the log swinging about.