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Best way to tie tarp lines
« on: November 07, 2022, 02:19:44 PM »
Hello all,

   I am knot-challenged. That is to say, I have learned many knots academically but I don't spend enough time actually using the knots for them to remain in my memory for long. One area I constantly find myself struggling in is finding the best knot to tie a tarp.
Example: One end of a rope to a tree, the other end to the gusset on the tarp. What do you use?

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2022, 02:40:26 PM »
Trucker's hitch is easy and can be tensioned/retensioned as needed.
https://www.animatedknots.com/truckers-hitch-knot
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2022, 02:50:21 PM »
TAUT line Hitch


In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. 

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 03:46:02 PM »
Here is a trick for you.  Don't use the gusset holes on the tarp!  Rather, find a small rock, cover the rock with the tarp, and then tie a clove hitch over the rock.  A thousand times stronger than a gusset hole.
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 03:50:32 PM »
I always fold a rock on the inside of the tarp corners and in the middle somewhere. Then tie a clove hitch around the rock so the tarp won’t tear if you use the eyelets of the tarp to tie off to.
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 03:52:26 PM »
Haha pd bet me to it while I was typing.
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2022, 04:05:47 PM »
There's a reason my tent bag has a bunch of golf balls in it...........

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2022, 04:08:40 PM »
There's a reason my tent bag has a bunch of golf balls in it...........
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2022, 04:14:43 PM »
Same as all these guys. small rocks or chunks of wood, etc, tied around on the corner of the tarp, and then a round the tree to a truckers hitch for tensioning.
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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2022, 08:10:32 AM »
Thanks everyone! I heard about tying around an object but haven't ever tried it. Time to go practice!

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2022, 08:38:36 AM »
Trucker's hitch is easy and can be tensioned/retensioned as needed.
https://www.animatedknots.com/truckers-hitch-knot

Thats my go to knot also. Learned how to tie that years ago securing hay tarps. Best thing about that knot is all the knots pull free and you are left with a nice knot free rope again.

Thanks for that website by the way. I saved it to my favorites.  :tup:

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2022, 09:07:12 AM »
In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. 

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2022, 01:30:07 PM »
Haha pd bet me to it while I was typing.

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Re: Best way to tie tarp lines
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2024, 08:26:19 PM »
Learn how to tie a bowline, a clove hitch and a truckers hitch.  Those knots will cover most situations you’ll encounter.

 


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