How to tie a Killick Hitch
If you want to drag a log or trunk it will help immensely if you use a Killick Hitch. If you just use a Timber Hitch the log will try to swing round to bring the hitch to your end.
Tie a Timber Hitch and take the rope down along the log.
Take it around the log and then tuck it under itself.
This forms a half-hitch. Now you can pull on the long standing end without the log swinging about.