Figure of eight lashing - Scouts lashings

Also known as round, tripod or gyn lashing.

Three spars are laid so that the centre spar goes in the opposite direction to the two outer ones.

Start with either a clove hitch or a timber hitch on one of the outside spars.

Wrap the rope neatly, but not too tightly, under and over the spars until six or seven complete turns have been taken.

Finish with frapping turns round either side of the central spar and tie off with the clove hitch.

The tripod is formed by turning the centre spar through 180o and opening out the other two spars.