How to tie a timber hitch

I’ve previously made videos showing you how to tie an Evenk knot and a taut line hitch as well as the midshipman’s hitch.  This time it’s the timber hitch.  This is a really useful hitch, one that I use all the time.  It provides a fixed point for your cord and so is ideal for putting up a tarp or hammock.

So watch this video to see how to tie a timber hitch.

Learning how to tie a timber hitch to put up tarps and hammocks is something we do on both our 2 Day Bushcraft Course  and 5 Day Bushcraft Course.  We also practice them on our IOL Bushcraft Competency Award and IOL Bushcraft Competency Diploma courses.

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.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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