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19036Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Knots to use for hammock camping

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  • Cara Lin Bridgman
    Apr 26, 2008
      Add more wraps 'behind the crossover point' if the rope tends to slip.
      I usually do 4-5, then I tuck the free end in as a quick release.

      On my Hennessey Hammock, with it's slick rope, I wrap around the tree,
      back through the alpine butterfly loop and then tie the taunt-line
      hitch. This holds better, slips less, and is easier to undo.


      Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security) wrote:
      > I don't have the book, but perhaps you mean a taut-line hitch? It's
      > shown on http://www.animatedknots.com/
      > I think of it this way.
      > Pass the line around the tree and bring it back so the free end crosses
      > over the line.
      > Now you're going to wrap the free end around the line three times, all
      > in the same direction.
      > But the first two wraps have to happen behind the crossover point (i.e.
      > closer to the tree than the tarp).
      > The third wrap happens in front of the crossover point, and the free end
      > gets tucked inside this last wrap.
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