Example of a clove hitch to
hang a lantern from a tree
The Clove Hitch is an easy-to-tie hitch to fasten a
rope to an object. It can work loose so it’s best used as a temporary
or light-duty knot, or can have two half-hitches tied to secure it.
This knot retains 75% of the rope’s strength.
This knot can be used as a hitch. Examples: tie a rope to an overhead
branch to hang a coat out to dry, close a bear bag, or tie a canoe’s
bow line to a tree or dock.