Add more wraps 'behind the crossover point' if the rope tends to slip.
I usually do 4-5, then I tuck the free end in as a quick release.
On my Hennessey Hammock, with it's slick rope, I wrap around the tree,
back through the alpine butterfly loop and then tie the taunt-line
hitch. This holds better, slips less, and is easier to undo.
Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security) wrote:
> I don't have the book, but perhaps you mean a taut-line hitch? It's
> shown on http://www.animatedknots.com/
> I think of it this way.
> Pass the line around the tree and bring it back so the free end crosses
> over the line.
> Now you're going to wrap the free end around the line three times, all
> in the same direction.
> But the first two wraps have to happen behind the crossover point (i.e.
> closer to the tree than the tarp).
> The third wrap happens in front of the crossover point, and the free end
> gets tucked inside this last wrap.