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  • Ralph Oborn
    Sep 21, 2009
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      A ridge line removes a lot of the fussing

      Ralph

      On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Steven Bronstein <
      steve@...> wrote:

      > The knot Ralph is referring to is sometimes called a Trucker's Hitch and ,
      > I
      > agree, it is a great solution.
      >
      >
      >
      > One question I have is that when I wrap around the tree twice when you pull
      > up on the hitch you then have to adjust the strapping that is cinched
      > around
      > the tree to even out the pull and then your hammock adjustment has shifted.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > I have been trying to come up with a more elegant solution so that you can
      > eliminate the fussing. Adding rings at the hammock loop and using a
      > carabiner around the tree works well but adds more weight.
      >
      >
      >
      > I want to be able to pull till the curve in the hammock is correct and
      > then
      > tie it off and be done.
      >
      > .
      >
      >
      >
      > Steven Bronstein
      >
      > Blackthorne Forge
      >
      > Marshfield, VT 05658
      >
      > phone/fax 802-426-3369
      >
      > www.blackthorneforge.com
      >
      >
      >
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:
      > hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of John White
      > Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:44 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Is this forum dead?
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Flash Jr. I want to thank you for your response to my question. I must
      > admit
      > that I don't know what a ratcheting knot is, nor a bight, or for that
      > matter
      > , "the tag end". However, thanks to the wealth of information available
      > online I will work my way through your solution until I figure it out.
      > Thanks again, John
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: flomotflashjr
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <mailto:
      > hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      >
      > Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 5:34 PM
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Is this forum dead?
      >
      > John,
      > How long are the straps on your hammock? The method to tie off with
      > attatched straps depends greatly on how much extra strap you have after
      > wraping the trees. If I have enough strap left I like to use a ratcheting
      > knot. Pull a bight through a loop in the strap a couple of feet from the
      > trunk. Pass the tag end twice around the tree and pull through the bite.
      > Pull the tag end until the desired sag is reached in your hammock and then
      > tie off with a half hitch on a bight. When your ready to break camp just
      > pull the tag end and the whole thing comes untied easily. NOTE... when
      > pulling the bight through the loop always from the bight on the tag end
      > side
      > of the loop.
      > I hang my kids travle hammocks by passing the appropriate loop on the ENO
      > strap through the loop on the hammock and then putting one of my titanium
      > tent nails through the ENO strap loop. Super easy, fast and won't let you
      > down in the middle of the night. A thumb sized green stick will do the
      > trick
      > too.
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com<hammockcamping%2540yahoogroups.com>>
      > , "John White" <bocaref@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I have become a hammock hiker after reading about it from those who have
      > been doing it for years and I must say that it is much better than trail
      > shelters or tents. I recently purchased one for my son and he likes it
      > better too. I have perfected hanging my sons hammock using ENO's tree
      > straps
      > with preconstructed loops and carabiners. I am still working on a perfect
      > (and fast) set up for mine. My son's hammock ends with a loop on each end,
      > mine ends with two straps on each end. Anyone that has my kind of hammock
      > and has perfected a way to hang it ... please pass on the wisdom. Thanks,
      > John
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Cara Lin Bridgman
      > > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com<hammockcamping%2540yahoogroups.com>
      > >
      > > Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:17 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Is this forum dead?
      > >
      > >
      > > The chatter dropped off almost completely in 2007 with the creation of
      > > the first online forum. I suppose people like that method because it is
      > > easier to follow threads and can include pictures. I've always
      > > preferred this format, because I get the emails and don't have to go
      > > online to answer. The email version also makes it easy for me to
      > > archive the occasional gem.
      > >
      > > CL
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