‘What Does the Fox Say?’ duo back with knot song

They’ve told us what the fox says, and now the Norwegian duo Ylvis is back with a video Scouters and Scouts should enjoy.

It’s about the trucker’s hitch, a knot useful for tightening up tarp lines, securing loads or making bundles.

The problem is the guys can’t seem to tie it. They’ve got the square knot, the clove hitch and the “double-shoelace bow” down fine.

But the trucker’s hitch gives them fits. Watch the video below to see whether they figure it out, and see one Scouter’s helpful infographic with easy instructions on how to properly tie the knot.

Here’s the video

And here’s how to tie the knot

Scouter Clarke Green offers instructions on his website and created the image below.



Truckers Hitch

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