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Knots: Trucker’s Hitch


The Trucker’s Hitch is a great knot for tying things down (tarps, canoes, etc). Here is a step by step visual reference on this knot. I like to finish mine off with a couple half-hitches to lock it down.

Knots: The Trucker’s Hitch


Here is an example of someone using a Truckers Hitch knot and a couple of other knots, to tie a canoe to the roof of a vehicle: https://www.canoecanadaeast.com/do-it-yourself-tie-down-ropes.htm

Make sure to get a couple good books on Knots and Knot Tying, just in case the internet goes away!


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