When I hang my water bag to heat water in the sun for family bathing, I do so by tying a weight to the end of the rope and throwing it over a tree limb. Then I lower the weight, tie the water bag to the rope, then pull the bag up.
This potentially scars the tree limb due to rope friction, even if you use a soft rope. I have been trying to figure out a way to do this so that I do not cause rope friction on the tree.
What I have tried is tossing the weight a 2nd time, then trying to create a pulley-like set-up so that the rope takes the friction. What happens is that I just end up strangling the tree limb.
Can someone suggest a knot that would work?
I should note that I need the bag over my head, so I have to select tree limbs taller than me.