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At Howl we specialise in journeying skills, the Bushcraft we practice and teach is that of the traveler. There is a wonderful simplicity that comes from taking a trip in the outdoors, a pragmatism gleaned from necessity. We draw from this experience in the field to teach a set of skills and knowledge based in expedience and realism, skills that actually get used while outdoors. We provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge to help you travel with less reliance on the contents of your rucksack: it’s what you carry in your mind that matters.

 

 We teach these practical skills in a friendly and open way, our hope being to enable you to make your adventures into the Great Outdoors memorable and enjoyable. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and a connection with the natural world through which you travel.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Howl Bushcraft Blog

Tarp Knots- The Evenk Hitch

Jamie Dakota

Continuing our knots for tarps series here is the primary knot, tied first of all, against which we can pull our tarp out from: The Evenk Hitch, named for the indigenous siberian peoples who taught this knot to Ray Mears in the 1990's and who in turn applied it his book Bushcraft.

Evenk hitch

The Evenk hitch is in principle a slippery loop tied with a figure-8 knot.

The clever bit is that, using this method, you can tie this knot in cold weather whilst wearing gloves or even mittens! sparing your hands from the biting cold.

bushcraft knot

The Knot is now tied.

Another benefit of this knot is that you can tie it at a comfortable height, then slid the noose around the tree up to the desired height for your tarp. Then by pulling on the tarp end of the cord the knot slides up toward the tree and holds in place.

So we've just one more knot to cover, and we've looked at all three key knots I use when setting up shelters. Check back for the final knot soon...

So we've just one more knot to cover, and we've looked at all three key knots I use when setting up shelters. Check back for the final knot soon...

If you'd like to upgrade the cord on your tarps I've created a product specifically for this in our shop:

Tarp Guylines

These superior cords have been specially selected and trialled for years by Jamie at Howl. 100% polyester they out perform all other options in the forest.

  • 1x 10m long 4mm ridgeline
  • 5x 4m long 2.5mm guylines 
  • 2x 20mm long 2mm loops for tensioning prusiks

FREE P&P UK only