Timber Hitch
Animated Timber Hitch
  • Used to attach a rope to a log, or where security is not an issue. This knot tightens under strain, but comes undone extremely easily when the rope is slack. 
  • Wrap the rope around the log, then pass the running end around the standing part of the rope. Finally twist the running end around itself three or four times. (Note: this is only shown twice in the animation.) 
  • Tip: Jolly useful for dragging logs back to the camp fire!