The taut-line hitch knot is a great knot to tie around an object if you need to the hitch to move freely. The taut-line knot can be useful if you are kayak camping because it can be used for securing a tent to tent poles.
Step 1: Loop the end of your rope around the object.
Step 2: Loop the end of the line around the initial line feed twice.
Step 3: Loop the end of the line further up on the initial line feed one more time.
Step 4: Pull the end of the rope to tighten.