Tree Hitch knot – or Plow Hitch – A Quick Release Knot
Today lets check out what I’ve always called the Tree Hitch knot. Because that’s where I most often use it. When tying to a tree for lunch or when I have to stop for adjustments on the trail.
I’ve also heard it referred to as a Plow Hitch and I think I like that name better. At its heart this is just a quick release knot regardless of what we call it. Text directions are below the video.
- Wrap the lead around the tree, I like at least two wraps sop it doesn’t slip down.
- Make the figure 4
- Check your watch
- Pass a loop from the working end (the end away from your pony) through the loop made when checking your watch.
- Snug it up
- You can also lock it down with a half hitch