The Evenk Hitch.Yes that's the one Stew; anyone remember what it's called?
(I'm still using and enjoying the Dave Budd blade you handled and sheathed for me a while ago by the way; really like it!)
Looking at Paul Kirtleys video, I’ve been using that knot for years. All I do different is lock the slippery hitch with a half hitch using the bight. The Evenk is useful, but I always forget how to do it when setting up. There’s also a power cinch knot, but I prefer round the tree and back to a prussic loop.Not that one.
It's the taut tarp hitch.
Personally I don't think the evenk is all that but if it works for folk. It's a quick slippery knot for tying off. I'm old school and would go for a round turn and two half hitches or clove hitch in that situation. Would also likely go for a highway and hitch before he evenk - just old habits.Taut-line Hitch. The Evenk is useful, but I always forget how to do it when setting up. There’s also a power cinch knot, but I prefer round the tree and back to a prussic loop.
Same here although I recently changed out the Taught-line for a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrimond_friction_hitchI tend to use 3 knots for 90% of what i do
Falconers hitch - for tying a loose line to something
truckers hitch - for tying a tight line (maybe the other end of the falconers line)
Taught line hitch (the guy line knot) - for adjustable tensioning
All are tied in a slippery way to be able to undo easily.
all can be tied in any thickness of line. I've tied them in fishing line up to 2.5 inch diameter poly rope.
i know a few others but they are for specific tasks
Me too, I think bungees are the greatest inventioni swear i have a mental block when it comes to knots
no matter how much i see/practice a knot its almost INSTANTLY gone out of my mind.
i can remember how to tie my shoelaces but not really bushcrafty
i use evenk knot,prussic knot, timber hitch and clove hitch as theyre basically all i can remember
Will have to try that one thanks.Same here although I recently changed out the Taught-line for a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrimond_friction_hitch
The farrimond is much easier to pull-clean. Great knot once you get used to it.