Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Barrel Hitch

The Barrel Hitch is a very safe and simple knot for lifting...you guessed it...BARRELS. But you can use it for pretty much everything from beer boxes over refrigerators to your bear safe.
 
I use my chopping block as example.
 
Tip your object and slide your rope under it.

Make an Overhand Knot

Pull the sides of the Overhand Knot apart and....

...slip them over the sides of the object.
Once there is tension on the rope, the object
will be supported from the sides and the bottom.

Secure the top of the Barrel Hitch with another knot.
I like to use a Bowline for this.
(Will show later how to make one.)

Ready to lift: Nothing can fall out of this knot!
 




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