How to set-up a highline when camping with horses and mules. Good information video and funny too.
It’s important to tie your horses and mules correctly when camping so they don’t hurt themselves or anyone in camp.
When setting up your line it needs to be at least 7 ft. high.
Use a tree-saver strap, because a bare rope can kill a tree. This is a Forrest Service heavy-duty type. Can be adjusted when you have your high-line set-up already.
Tie your rope to you tree saver with a bolen knot, and a quick release. (Shown)
Get you high-line tight using a Alpine Loop knot. (Shown).
Use a Caribean-er hook in your Alpine Loop so the rope doesn’t burn.
Pull tight and tie off with a couple of half-hitches to secure. (Shown)
Attach your horses to your high-line with a non-slip presic loop knot. (Shown)
Attach another Caribean-er hook, and run your horses lead through the Caribean-er hook with a series of quick release knots.
Tie your horses at least 7 ft. from either tree to prevent damage of rubbing the trees.