SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Author:John 'Lofty' Wiseman
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: HarperCollins

Make a timber hitch around one end of the rock or weight and tighten. Carry the line along the weight and make a half-hitch.


This is an instant, but temporary, knot for securing a mooring line to a post, or for dragging over the top of any upright peg or pole. It is particularly useful when tightening lashings. By temporarily attaching a short stout stick to the line it is possible to gain extra purchase on the line to administer a firmer pull.

1 Form a loop in the rope—study the drawing carefully.


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