Here’s a short video demonstrating how to tie a taut line hitch, a timber hitch and also how to hank your cord again afterwards.
Typically I’m going to use these 2 hitches to put up a tarp, so they’re useful to know.
Learning various hitches to put up tarps and hammocks is something we do on both our 2 Day Bushcraft Course and 5 Day Bushcraft Course. It really is a fantastic way to camp out in the woods, really helps with ‘leave no trace’, is quick to put up and comfortable to boot. You can see photos from those courses, as well as all of our others, on our Facebook page.