Half HitchAlthough the half hitch is knot in its own right, it is rarely used alone as it is unsafe when used alone. Two half hitches can be use to tie a rope to a tree, boat or any object. It is often used in a supporting role, for example to increase the security of a primary knot.
1. Pass the end of a rope around the object and tie an overhand knot.
2. For the Two Half Hitches, repeat with a second overhand knot in the same direction.
See Animated Half Hitch Below
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