16452Re: Built my dream hammock
- Nov 29, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ralph Oborn" <Ralph.oborn@...>
>Do yourself a favor and make your double sheet bends slipped (instead
> before bending the hammock to tie, try pulling the sides an inch or so
> tighter than the middle. The double sheet bend makes experimentation
of sending the end of the webbing through the second time, fold it
over and put a loop through). This will make it lots easier to untie
as you experiment, or if you want to wash your hammock, or dry it, or
(insert personal reason here). After you've spent a few nights in the
hammock, any knot you have tied there will be pretty snug. The slipped
version gives you an easier 'undo' feature (CTRL-Z for you Windows
geeks out there).
I do gotta echo the choice of a double sheet bend, it's easier to
untie then whipping. To me, it's also easier to feel like I can trust
it not to come undone, unlike whipping, which depends on my skill at
doing it tight enough. One nice thing about bends is that they tighten
up under loads.
Pics of the slipped double sheet bend are under Jonas4321 in the
Photos section. Ignore the fact that I attach a loop, you can attach
one end of your webbing to the hammock the same way.
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