I’m no grand master at using a block and tackle system, but at least I have used them enough number of times to know what I’m doing. I will try to make it sound as simple as can be. Now, let’s start off with a simple definition. Let’s go into my very own layman’s definition. I hope I don’t get people more confused about what the entire system of block and tackle is all about.A block and tackle lift is a system that incorporates the use of interconnected pulleys. The entire system also makes use of a hook and plenty of rope or cable. In order to set up this system, you need a minimum of two multiple pulley blocks, and a long length of good rope or sturdy cable.