16453Re: Built my dream hammock
- Nov 29, 2006-Okay, guys. I'm always ready to try new stuff.
Re. the double sheet bend.
Is the "larger line" the bunched up hammock end itself?
If so, I got it.
Also I got it re. the slipped double bend part. That's a good tip.
Don't need the bos'n spike near as often with that veriation.
- In email@example.com, "jonas4321" <jonas4321@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ralph Oborn" <Ralph.oborn@>
> > before bending the hammock to tie, try pulling the sides an inch or so
> > tighter than the middle. The double sheet bend makes experimentation
> > easy.
> Do yourself a favor and make your double sheet bends slipped (instead
> 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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