the clove hitch is? I added support to a folding lounge chair by attaching a small diameter rope to all four corners. Each corner secured with a clove hitch. The hitch tightens upon itself as the rope is loaded, making for a very secure attachment. Also good for tying your steed to the hitching post while you are in the saloon. If you need a secure connection that is quickly removed, try a 'slippery' clove hitch. Don't fall for the 'Highway man's hitch', though, or you'll be buying a nag for the ride home.