“Better” Survival Knot Series – Midshipman’s Hitch

If you’ve ever set up a tent, rain fly, or tarp, you’ve probably used a taut line hitch (or similar plastic device) that keeps the line taut but adjustable. ¬†However, the taut line hitch is NOT the best hitch for securing rain tarps because it is prone to slipping. ¬†Get rid of the taut line hitch and replace it with the Midshipman’s Hitch.