A trucker's hitch, also known as a power hitch, works year-round, but it probably gets used most in the summer. It's how most people secure canoes and kayaks to a truck, and on camping trips it's crucial for tying down long spans of rope, such as clotheslines or tarp guy-lines.
It can even hold stuff together while glue dries, secure packages, or pin a deer's leg to a sapling while it is field-dress in the dark.
When I was a Boy Scout I learned to tie many knots. Today on the Homestead I only need a couple of those knots. The one knot that I use all the time is a Trucker's Hitch. I have found over the years that it is the best knot in the world.
On the next page discover how to tie a perfect Trucker's Hitch.