So you want to tie a person down so they can’t get away.
Wow. That sounds sinister.
But let’s face it, sometimes that’s something you want to do. Because it’s fun.
However, you also want to do it in such a way that you can get them undone reasonably quickly should the unplanned happen.
Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, your mother in law, that overly attached ex-partner… yeah, there’s a bunch of reasons why you might want to finish things up and get people untied in a hurry.
So I’ve put together my two favourite ways to tie off to furniture, the first of which also serves to illustrate great ways to make use of half hitches rather than knots.
The reason to do this is that a) half hitches are fucking magical and should be used whenever possible, and b) knots tend to compact down and be a pain in the butt to untie.
So yes, I’ve decided to show you via video. Because I’ve never done it before, which makes it terrifying and therefore something I should do. Gotta push those limits.
These videos were made with a smartphone and Charlie the Tripod
This first video is the most decorative of the bunch; probably also the slowest, but it’s good for photos etc.
With this next one, you might possibly pick up on the fact that I’m pretty into hitches, and that’s because they seem impossible and that they shouldn’t do what they do.
But they do! Dark magic, I tell you.
So that’s me and half hitches and also the cow hitch. Probably one of the easiest ways to illustrate how to do those and what you can use them for.
This third video is of something I developed more recently, and just works really really well for getting things both tied and untied very quickly. Absolutely love it.
That said, don’t tie it to a limb, because it’s essentially a slip knot. You can use it to tie off rope to other rope or to tie off to furniture, but don’t do it to a human limb, because that is damn near guaranteed to harm circulation.
(That’s bad, ‘mkay)
Other than that, go nuts! It’s my favourite.
Have fun tying people to beds and things!
Work, work, work. I know, right?