Hitches are knots that are relatively adjustable, so they're not usually used for intense securing. The highwayman's hitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, comes untied very quickly and easily by pulling on the release loop. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn ...more
Tie the Highwayman's Hitch Knot
This is a great knot to use if you need to release the knot quickly using one hand. This is great for magical tricks or for tying things that you would like released quickly, without the mess of a tight and tangled knot.
The highwayman\47s hitch knot is usually used when using a canoe.
Knotting tips from an expert! Learn how to tie essential knots for any camping, hiking or sailing trip in this free video clip series on the outdoors. Part 1 of 21 - How to Tie a hitch knot. Tie a hitch knot - Part 2 of 21. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.co ...more
Get free knot tying instructions for tying various types of hitches, including the half hitch, clove hitch, timber hitch, and bunt hitch in this free video series of knot tying directions. Part 1 of 14 - How to Tie a hitch knot. Tie a hitch knot - Part 2 of 14. Click through t ...more
Learn how to tie the Trucker's Hitch Knot for boating. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Trucker's Hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Tie a Trucker's Hitch Knot with a knot tyi ...more
Learn how to tie the Girth Hitch Knot for climbing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Girth Hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next climbing trip. T ...more
Learn how to tie the Blake's Hitch Knot for climbing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Blake's Hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next climbing tri ...more
Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots al ...more
The mooring hitch knot for boating is a more secure knot than the better known (and easier to tie) slippery hitch boating knot. The mooring hitch knot holds fast while under tension yet can be released quickly with a tug on the free end. Despite it's name, this is a temporary ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to tie the tautline hitch knot for camping. The tautline hitch knot is a favorite among campers. This knot is useful for adjusting the tension of tent guy lines and laundry lines, among other uses. The tautline hitch knot can be slip ...more
Watch this instructional video on tying boat knots, specifically the clove hitch boating knot. This is a simple all purpose hitch. Easy to tie and untie, it holds firmly but is not totally secure. Make a turn around a post with the free end running underneath the standing part ...more
Learn how to tie a release-hitch knot! The release hitch knot was developed to overcome the shortcomings of the Prusik knot, making it perfect for rock and mountain climbers. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful climber's knot in a minute's ti ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to perfect your rolling hitch knot for boating. The rolling hitch knot is a secure and easy to tie method of fastening a rope to a post. The rolling hitch knot holds firmly in the direction of the standing line. Not for use by climbe ...more
If you never were a scout, or you've forgotten all your skills, this how-to video is for you. If the loop is under weight, the knot will not slip, but you will still be able to adjust the size of the loop by pulling down on the knot by hand. Perfect for all of our tarp tying n ...more
Half-hitches are great knots, but only when use in combination with other knots. By itself, a half-hitch is unsafe and unreliable, but when joined with other knots, can be quite the opposite. Tying two half hitch knots together is great for attaching a rope or line to any obje ...more
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a Mooring hitch knot. To hitch your boat, the Mooring hitch knot is a great, time-tested knot to use. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, ...more
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a halter hitch knot. A halter hitch knot is great for tying stuff down or binding something, and any rope will work. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an ...more
The "halyard hitch knot" is a very tidy looking knot that binds tightly under a load.
This is a very useful belay knot. I have seen people wandering around with 3 or 4 belay devices on their harness and could never figure out why. It is like technology is going to solve eveything for you. Get back to basics and learn the fundimentals of climbing. This knot is c ...more
Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie a Clove Hitch knot. You can tie a clove hitch to a stanchion when you can't reach the top. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this tutorial and learn how to tie a Clove Hitch knot. Knot tyi ...more
Learn how to tie a Rolling Hitch - a useful knot for attaching a rope to a railing, post, or another rope where the pull is along the length of the fixed object. It isn't as good at resisting slipping as an Icicle Hitch, but it is a good deal quicker to tie. This is a good kno ...more
Learn how to tie a Constrictor Hitch - a great knot for tying a binding or bundle. It holds incredibly tightly and can be slipped for easy untying. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.
The clove hitch knot is not a particularly good knot for binding, but can be quite useful as a crossing knot, or a knot at the intersection of topes where both ends of the active rope are loaded. The clove hitch works best in situations where the knot needs a little bit of giv ...more
Learn how to tie an Icicle Hitch - A superb gripping knot that strongly resists slipping, stainless steel or other smooth surfaces, when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.
Learn how to tie a Spider Hitch. The Spider Hitch is one of the easiest ways to form a loop or a double in a line. It is far easier than the bimini twist and the plaiting a double but it is not as strong. In monofilament it will retain around 80 percent of the lines original b ...more
Learn how to tie a Klemheist Hitch - This is a gripping knot made using a loop of small diameter rope applied to the main line or object. It greatly resists slipping when the pull is parallel to the main line. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even ...more
This video will show you how to tie a spider's hitch, probably the quickest & easiest way to tie a double knot for fishing.
Learn how to tie a Tautline Hitch - a good gripping hitch that is quick to tie and resists sliding when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. It is quite similar to the Rolling Hitch. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
Learn how to tie a Prusik Knot - sometimes misspeled "Prussik" - A bi-directional gripping knot that strongly resists sliding when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. It can be used as an aid to ascend or climb another rope. This is a fine knot for camping, ...more
You see this one in old westerns all the time when the gunslinger hitches his horse outside the saloon. It's sort of the cowboy equivalent of parallel parking.
Think of the Half Hitch as a starter knot—it won't support a lot of strain, but it's easily tightened and loosened and forms the base for many more complicated knots.
Use this knot (buntline hitch boating knot) to fasten items such as snaps and rings to rope or cord. It forms a small, neat and very reliable boating knot. Not to be used however, for tying into a climbing rope. Watch this boating knot tying video tutorial for helpful tips. Pa ...more
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a round-turn two half-hitch knot. The two half-hitch knot with a round turn is a great hitch knot that has a sliding quality to it that still won't release. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of ...more
No, this isn't called the "snail" knot. It's the "snell" knot, and is the perfect knot for attaching an eyed fishing hook to fishing line. The snell knot is a favorite among fishermen, and is the perfect hitch knot to learn. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV will show you exactly how ...more
The Clove Hitch Knot: Learn knot tying. Although not a very secure hitch, the Clove Hitch knot is quick to tie and easy to adjust - ideal for securing fenders and the like. Use this knot tying animation to learn how to tie the Clove Hitch knot. Tie the general Clove Hitch kno ...more
While the clove hitch is not a particularly secure knot, it's useful in situations when the knot requires a little bit of give. The steps to tying this knot are demonstrated in this how-to video, and are shown at a fast pace so you can see how quick and easy it is to do. Watch ...more
A taut line hitch knot is used in sailing to attach a line to a pole. Tie a taut line hitch knot to attach a line to a pole. Click through to watch this video on sailingcourse.com
The slip clove hitch is very similar to the clove hitch knot, except that it's easier to untie. This is the knot used by cowboys to tie up their horses. Follow along with this video survival training tutorial and learn how to tie a slip clove hitch knot.
Learn how to tie an Artillery Hitch or loop - A secure way of forming a loop in the standing part of a rope so that the loop lies perpendicular to the line. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.
Learn how to tie a variation on an Icicle Hitch - This version can easily be tied in the middle portion of the fixed object with no need to pass a bight over the end. The Icicle Hitch is a knot with far greater holding power than a Rolling Hitch, used to secure a rope to a rai ...more
Perfect for attaching the guy line of a tent to a peg or a post, this sliding loop is prized for its ability to adjust up or down, tighter or looser. If only pitching the rest of the tent were so easy.
The video is about creating a plank hitch making use of string and a couple of logs. The video begins with placing a piece of string in a particular pattern on the ground and then placing wood logs on top of it. The string is tied around the logs using a particular knot. The s ...more
A step by step video tutorial on how to tie a continuous half hitch spiral knot. You can use this knot to make various types of hemp macramé jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, chokers, and anklets. Video: .
Watch this knot tying animation (fast or slow) to learn how to tie the tensionless hitch. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the tensionless hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn ...more
Learn how to tie the Boy Scouts trucker's hitch knot. The Trucker's Hitch (Lorry Knot in the UK and parts of Canada) allows the scout (or sailor or whatever) to easily tighten a rope, yet easily untie the knot. Its most common use is for tying loads (thus the trucker moniker) ...more
Learn how to tie this Boy Scouts knot. The tautline knot builds a loop that will easily get bigger - by sliding the knot up the rope toward the free end. But, when pressure is applied to the loop, it will not get smaller. Its most common use in Boy Scouts is on the ropes that ...more
The Girth Hitch or Lark's Foot knot is only suggested as a means of attached slings to a harness while rock-climbing. As the knot reduces the strength of the sling, it's not intended for attaching two slings together. Watch this video rock climbing tutorial and learn how to ti ...more
Learn how to tie an Anchor Hitch (also known as a Bucket Hitch) - A very secure means of attaching a rope to an anchor or any other object that you can't afford to loose (like a bucket down a well, I suppose - thus the alternate name). I actually do use this hitch for temporar ...more
In this video, JD, from Tying It All Together, demonstrates how to tie a knot known as a "Ringbolt Hitch". This is also known as "coxcombing". This type of knot was once a common tie used by sailors to dress-up items and parts of their ships. When tying a wheel, a "Turk's Head ...more
Learn how to tie the Timber Hitch (Lumberman's or Countryman's Knot). This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Timber Hitch (Lumberman's or Countryman's Knot) fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. ...more
Learn how to tie the Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch Knot for climbing. The animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Le ...more
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a Munter friction hitch. Munter friction knots are usually used for repelling, and you would need to know the exact ropes and hitches to use. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go ...more
The Anchor Hitch or Fishermans Bend Knot: Learn knot tying. The Anchor Hitch or Fishermans Bend knot is related to the round turn & and two half hitches, but is more secure. Typical use for this knot: attaching a rope to a ring, eg. on an anchor. Tie the Anchor Hitch or Fishe ...more
Knot tying is the one of the first steps in becoming a well rounded, successful Boy Scout. Who better to learn from than the Boy Scouts themselves? Follow along with this knot tying guide to learn how to tie several knots. Click on the right hand menu to learn the following kn ...more
The trucker's hitch is a good, strong knot with many uses. It's ideal for securing a load in a vehicle, and was used that way dating back to the days of wagons hauled by horses. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a trucker's hitch, quick and easy. IT ...more
The Anchor Bend is the boating knot generally used to fasten a line to an anchor. The free end should be secured with seizing to the standing line for a permanent, secure knot. One side of a Double Fisherman’s also makes a good backup knot to this and any knot. Make two turns ...more
This is a must know knot for any climber. Used for everything from self belay to crevasse rescue. Try this hitch out. It is real easy but believe me you can be really hooped if you don't know it. On the other hand this will get you out of a bind when nothing else will. Common ...more
Tie a clove hitch knot again, again, and again.
As the clove hitch knot is adjustable and slipper, it can be useful attached to a carabiner, allowing the load to move fluidly up and down the rope. However, the clove hitch is not particularly useful or advisable as a securing knot. Watch this video survival training tutorial ...more