Bowline Butterfly Loop, Alpine Butterfly Clove Hitch
Constrictor Double Half Hitch + Backhand Hitch Figure Eight, Figure 8 Anchor
Fisherman's Guyline Hitch Tautline Hitch, Midshipmans Hitch
Simple Noose Slipknot, Strangle Noose Hangman's Noose
Lanyard Coil (Reeve Coil ) Trucker's knot, Versatackle Sheet Bend, Double Sheet Bend
Half Windsor Harness Bend Join with Overhand knot

Bowline Knot

truckers knot                      truckers knot

fast bowline

Butterfly Loop Knot, Alpine Butterfly

truckers knot

Clove Hitch Knot

truckers knot

Constrictor Knot



Double Half Hitch and Variation

half hitch                 double half hitch

Backhand Hitch

Figure Eight Knot, Figure 8 Anchor

truckers knot

figure eight anchor

Fisherman's Knot

figure eight anchor

Using one end of rope, tie an Overhand Knot and slip other rope through, tighten down. NOW FLIP ROPE OVER AND REPEAT. After you tighten the two knots, pull them together and they should stack nicely next to each other.

Guyline Hitch Knot - adjustable

guyline hitch

guyline hitch

Here's a guy-line hitch, a little-known knot similar in function (but clearly not in structure) to the taut-line hitch and rolling hitch. Pull down the running part (toward the stake) to tighten the tent guy; pull the other way to loosen.

Start with two overhand knots fairly close to each other, rope round peg, back upwards then DOWN into the two knots. Will adjust by pulling and jams to your adjustment. Needs no other knot to hold tight! Also see Tautline Hitch below.

Tautline Hitch Knot, Midshipmans Hitch - adjustable

tautline hitch
midshipmans hitch

Noose Knot - simple

noose knot

Slipknot, Strangle Noose Knot

strangle noose

Hangman's Noose Knot

truckers knot hangman

Lanyard Coil Knot (Reeve Coil Knot)

truckers knot

Trucker's Knot, Versatackle and variations

truckers knot

The Trucker's Hitch is useful for binding loads in place typically associated with such tasks for campers as hauling a canoe or other bulky gear on the top of a vehicle or in the bed of a truck or trailer. It is actually a combination of knots that are used to create a mechanical advantage in tying down the load. It is assumed that there are anchor points such as a rail or eyes which would be at points A and B in the illustration. A variety of knots can be used to accomplish the task. At point A for instance the attachment of the line can be accomplished with two half hitches or even a bowline loop tied around the anchor point. The line then proceeds over the load with an inline loop such as the Lineman's Loop (Ashley 1053) at point C. A variety of inline loop knots will serve as well at this point. The line then proceeds around or through anchor B and back through loop C as illustrated. Pulling on the free end can produce considerable tension in the line. Actually care should be exercised so as not to damage the load in some instances. Having achieved the desired tension pinch off the line at D to hold the tension. Work the free end around E in some fashion to secure. This may be two half hitches or even a slipped hitch if quick release is desired.


truckers knot

trucker's knots


Sheet Bend Knot, Double Sheet Bend Knot

truckers knot     truckers knot

Half Windsor Tie Knot

truckers knot

Harness Bend Knot

truckers knot

Join Ropes with Overhand Knot

truckers knot