How to Tie a Logging Hitch

Knot Tying Guide

The Logging Hitch is really just a combination of knots: the bowline and the half-hitch. It is useful to haul trees or posts (think firewood collection) or to tie down a package (think tarp filled with goods).

Make a loop out of one end. Bring the other end through and wrap your tree with it. Run the working end forward an appropriate length and begin to make another loop around the tree.

As you bring the end back up, find the spot on the rope that will be in line with your bowline and complete a half-hitch. You can use as many half-hitches as are necessary for security/convenience following a similar process.