19839[Hammock Camping] Re: rope tie
- Jan 31, 2009--- In email@example.com, "C C Wayah" <ccwayah@...> wrote:
> Sorry after reading your reply I didn't mean to ask about treehugger
> failure.I was asking about the tension device load weights for tying
> hammock. I have arthritis in my hands that makes it hard to untie myWhat knot are you using? I have always just used the Hennessy figure 8
> hammock knots at times.
to set up the hammock - three over and under and arounds, and tie a
half hitch. One tug to undo the half hitch, unwrap the rope, and done.
I have been using a climbing biner (four bucks on sale somewhere, max
load of 500# per biner) in the strap loops then wrapping the rope on
the biner. I've been nervous the first few times but never gone butt
to ground. I even use the figure 8 on the tarp - haven't been in a
real storm with it but it's kept it taught so far.
You might be asking the wrong question. Maybe the real question is,
does anyone have suggestions for suspension for dexterity challenged
hands. Moving to straps from ropes might be the trick. Slap straps are
nylon - you can get polypro or polyester straps from speer
(http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm) and rewhip your
hammock ends with them. (Or have someone else do the whipping for you,
if you can't get it tight enough.) Nylon, like the slap straps, will
keep stretching; polypro will stretch some and stop, and polyester
tends not to stretch.
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