The Wagoner’s Hitch is a leveraged hitch very similar to the Trucker’s Hitch. It needs tension on it to stay secure, and it comes undone with just a shake.
The knot forms a great cinch and works well for tightening a load down, but shouldn’t be relied on to secure the load long-term.
To Tie a Wagoner’s Hitch:
|Make a crossing turn, then grab a bight in the running end just below it.|
|Pull the bight of the running end through the crossing turn. This forms a lower loop that the running end will pass through after it goes around an anchor point.|
|Pass the running end around the anchor and back up through the lower loop.|
For a more in-depth tutorial and additional information on the Wagoner’s hitch, check out our video!