The timber hitch is a knot used to attach a single length of rope to a cylindrical object. Secure while tension is maintained, it is easily untied even after heavy loading. Great for use on trees, as the name implies. This is strong enough to set up a hasty camp or even a hammock.
Caution: without constant tension, this knot/hitch will come undone pretty easily.
- Pass the working end of a rope around the object and take a turn around the standing part. Tuck the working end back around itself three times with the lay of the rope.
- Add one or two half hitches near the hauling end for hoisting and to keep load from twisting.