This guy has me believing that he's using a double dragon knot and a farrimond hitch and after practicing with them for a while I do not believe it.
Some people collect pens and some people collect knots. I suppose if you've spent years on the same know and like me change means giving something up then I get it. However, they are not better knots. Personally I use micro cordage, anything from 1-2.5mm or #36 bankline. A few extra inches for a good knot is OK, however, the line strength is about 100-300 pounds so any knot will do. And frankly, the simpler the better.
- bowline - either a small one as a loop at the end or a large one around a tree
- taut line hitch - guy line tensioner
- prusik - tarp ridgeline tensioner or even a guy line tensioner
- stop knot - new but difficult to take apart
- figure 8 - alternative to a bowline and stop knot as it's sometimes easier to take apart
- trucker hitch - the other end of a ridgeline but that's it
- fisherman's knot - similar to a box (think shoe laces) but better
- clove hitch - stakes or poles