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I'm using a tarp with a ridge line.  What's a good knot for tying a corner loop of the tarp to the ridge line in order to keep the tarp taut? I hope this makes sense. I am not talking about a taut-line hitch to a tree. This is a small piece of rope that ties to the ridge line itself.
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I'm not able to visualize what you're describing. Draw a picture, maybe, photograph it, and post the picture?

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I'm not able to visualize what you're describing. Draw a picture, maybe, photograph it, and post the picture?

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Imagine a taut line running from tree to tree. Then picture a Kelty Noah's tarp hanging on it like a closed shower curtain. I want to keep the "shower curtain" stretched out.

Look at 2:55 of this video. I can't understand the name of the knot he is using. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEpagec4fQI
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 23 2013, 2:23 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Yes , silly British accents.
They don't talk proper English like...

it's a Prusik knot
http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/index.php

BTW, try it first at home with the ropes you intend to use because it does not always grip well with some combinations under load.
(The way it is pronounced in that video is the correct way.
Sort of "prasik" the "a" as in traffic. )
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 23 2013, 7:24 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

i agree, the knot in the video is a prusik.  but for guying out a tarp, i prefer using a trucker's hitch.  i  think it's easier to tighten the tarp with it.

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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 23 2013, 8:13 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

If the knot slips, you can always just add more revolutions around the rope before cinching it down. Usually adds more grip.
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You can do what Cliff Jacobson recommends. You take a short piece of rope and do a becket bend  thru the grommet or tie out loop then take the two free ends and wrap them in  opposite directions around the ridge line and then tie a simple bow. I hope that explains it correctly. Anyway that is how I do it.
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 23 2013, 9:49 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

watch this

and this
These should give you some options. I use a piece of plastic tubing on a prussik.
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 23 2013, 11:29 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I think you mean what this guy is talking about at 2:22...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjMmla9DSzo

(another prusik knot)
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You guys are tremendous, thank you. What is the other simple knot tying the loop together here: http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/index.php
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You guys are tremendous, thank you. What is the other simple knot tying the loop together here: http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/index.php

Looks like a double fisherman's knot. When doing a prusik knot, the prusik always uses a smaller diameter cordage. If the prusik slips with three wraps, use four wraps.
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looks to me like a triple fisherman's knot, however a double will probably be more than enough for the purpose...
(used for your hammock as in that video clip)
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A God knot? Hopefully it sticks around a little longer than the Higgs Boson. :p
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