How to Tie a Tautline Hitch

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.