The Trucker's Hitch demonstrated three different ways for light, moderate and extreme loads. Shows several uses for the knot ranging from securing loads to felling dangerous trees.

The Trucker's Hitch demonstrated three different ways for light, moderate and extreme loads. Shows several uses for the knot ranging from securing loads to felling dangerous trees.

To cart lumber atop your vehicle, the trucker's hitch is the knot to know. | Illustration: Steve Sanford | thisoldhouse.com

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To cart lumber atop your vehicle, the trucker's hitch is the knot to know. | Illustration: Steve Sanford | thisoldhouse.com

Great website with animation to show how to tie a number of different knots with rope or fishing line.

Great website with animation to show how to tie a number of different knots with rope or fishing line.

5 OUTDOORSMAN KNOTS - Truckers Hitch, Bowline, Tautline, Prusik, Chain Sinnet - YouTube

5 OUTDOORSMAN KNOTS - Truckers Hitch, Bowline, Tautline, Prusik, Chain Sinnet - YouTube

Great website with animation to show how to tie a number of different knots with rope or fishing line.

Great website with animation to show how to tie a number of different knots with rope or fishing line.

Trucker's Hitch - so easy once you get the hang of it and other cool knots to use when camping.

Trucker's Hitch - so easy once you get the hang of it and other cool knots to use when camping.

The trucker’s hitch is a compound knot that functions as a kind of pulley affording a 3-1 mechanical advantage effectively tripling the amount of pull on the working end. I use the trucker’s hitch when tightening up tarp lines, securing loads or making bundles.

The trucker’s hitch is a compound knot that functions as a kind of pulley affording a 3-1 mechanical advantage effectively tripling the amount of pull on the working end. I use the trucker’s hitch when tightening up tarp lines, securing loads or making bundles.

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