Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
But it just doesn't get any easier than that single slippery half-hitch.
Last time TeeDee blew through here he suggested just looping the cord a couple of times around the ring. I'd been using a lark's head up to that point, but found as he said that under tension that ring doesn't move with simple loops....and it cannot jam.
i so agree, i love it. when tying a real truckers (just the slip knot) i just use the single slippery half hitch, i have found the single slippery half hitch doesn't hold as well when tied against a ring, so i have been wrapping the lines 3 times or so and then tying the single slippery half hitch (this is with my guylines)but what i've been doing is just girth hitch the rings on the pull tabs of my tarp with the guyline, i have just been leaving short guylines on there all the time, they are the uncovered spectra zing it, since they are short and the line is stiff they don't tangle. so i just loop the stake and pass back through the pull tab ring and tie off .simply inserting a second bight through the first without the wraps works too, but not as well for guylines, because you must pull on the working end to set it, which loosens your line a tiny bit. in a suspension, this would not matter as much, so i went that route. i didn't hang long, but the bight popped easily.
as far as just wraping the ring, i wondered that myself, but thought it would slip too, i guess it is the fact that there is pull in both directions that keeps it still. i recently figured out you can just do a single wrap/twist around a ring to keep it from sliding off the end of a line while it's not in use.