knots


Midshipman’s Hitch

The midshipman’s hitch is a great little knot which I use all the time.  Generally I use the midshipman’s hitch to stop my tarp moving along its ridgeline and also for fastening my guy lines. Read this post in conjunction with this one showing the Evenk knot and this one showing the taut line hitch, […]

midshipman's hitch | tarp | tarpaulin | bushcraft | Kent | London | south east

taut line hitch | tarps | hammocks | bushcrfat | Kent | London | south east

Taut line hitch

Previously I’ve written a post explaining how to tie the Evenk knot, which gives a fixed point at one end of your line.  This post shows you how to tie off the other end using a taut line hitch, ensuring that you have a good tight line to hang your tarp from.  Also take a […]


The Evenk knot

The Evenk knot, also known as the Siberian hitch, is a great knot for putting up a tarp or hammock and has the great advantage of being able to be tied whilst wearing gloves.  I use this knot to give a fixed point on one end of my ridgeline.  On the other end of the […]

evenk knot | siberian hitch | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London