Introduction: Cow Hitch Square Lashing

The friction provided by the cow hitch makes this square lashing very secure. It is very difficult to untie once pulled tight

Step 1:

Place the vertical pole on top of the horizontal.

Step 2:

Fold your lashing cord in half, place it on top of the vertical pole and bring the two ends under the horizontal pole.

Step 3:

Pull on the cord as shown to form a bight.

Step 4:

Fold the bight down to make two bights.

Step 5:

Take the left hand cord and bring it through the bights.

Step 6:

Do the same with the right hand cord.

Step 7:

Gradually tighten. The harder you pull the more secure the hitch will become.

Step 8:

Bring the two ends around the vertical above . . . .

Step 9:

. . . . and below the horizontal l pole.

Step 10:

Pull tight and tie a square knot.