|Disaster Rescue - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 183 p.)|
|CHAPTER THREE - ROPES, CHAINS AND SLINGS|
3.36 Timber Hitch (Figures 3:26 & 3:27)
This is a quickly made hitch used to secure a rope to a plank or pole.
It is formed by making a half hitch on the standing part of the rope, leaving a long end which is twisted with the lay for a minimum of 3 turns around its own part of the hitch.
When used for lifting spars, planks or poles, this hitch should be used in conjunction with a Half Hitch at the upper end of the spar (Figure 3:27).