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Highwayman's Hitch

The Highwayman's Hitch, also called the Fireman's Hitch, is ideal for tying a rope to an object when you need a quick release. The knot will take any amount of strain on the standing part, and can be untied with a very light tug of the free end.

To Tie a Highwayman's Hitch:

Pass a bight (a doubled rope) around the object
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Take the main part of the rope and push a bight through the first bight
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Take the end of the rope and push a bight through the second bight
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Tighten the knot
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Highwayman's Hitch Video

 

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