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    Name this Prusik (from Hennessy tarp "doohickey")

    So Tom calls them "doohickeys" but they're tarp attachment prusiks. I noticed it's basically 2 turns worth of prusik knot but then the working ends are wrapped around the middle. This doesn't seem like it adds anything meaningful to the knot -- does it just help keep the loop/hardware from slipping through and getting lost?

    I've searched hf.net as well as the web and can't find this Prusik derivation.

    Thanks!
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    The pic is correct to how HH does there prusics. There is an extra twist in how they do it and functionally I have seen no good reason for it other than it may help to keep the prusics from coming loose when not under tension. I have tied them both the norman and this modified way and can't tell any functional difference in them.
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    Cool, that was pretty much my thinking, but if there was another method (with advantages) I wanted to add it to the toolkit.

    One reason I like learning knots is because they're like free toys. It costs nothing if the grass is greener and a better knot comes along. Free upgrades for life .

    Plus you get to learn the infrequent ones over and over again, so you get like quadruple your money's worth.

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