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royaltine

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Tying a Crows foot hitch
« on: July 20, 2008, 08:23:29 PM »
This is a simple hitch that is actually just an addition to the basket hitch.  It works great for those floppy loads like coolers, or adding security to loads in real rough terrain.  It takes the "flop" out and also the side to side movement of the loads.  The one thing I will say, is to make sure you loads are balanced first, so that you don't have to peel it all off to readjust.

Start by simply extending the loop from the Packers knot.


Take the loop and extend it down each side of the load.


Pull the bottom of the loop through the packers ring.


Put the tail of your rope through this loop, snug up and tie off.


Make sure you do not pull the cinch away from the pack animal.  This hitch is snug NOT tight.


Finish off with another packers knot right next to your first one.



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