Re: Ropes, knots
- I use a Mosquito Bliss from Hammock Bliss. I took the two 6mm ropes
on each end and tied them together. I tied a series of overhand knots
on each end to make "clip in" points. Then I bought two 12 ft.
sections (might be a little long) of 1/2 in. tubular webbing. To
hang, I wrap the webbing as many times I can around the tree until i
have two tails about a foot or two in length. I tie these two tails
together using a water knot. This creates a sturdy anchor. I then
take two or more of the wraps and pull so they are away from the tree
and clip in an aluminum caribiner. I then clip this into a "clip
point" on the hammock rope. I can adjust either end of the hammock as
needed and the caribiners give me somewhere to hang small stuff sacks
I could lighten this system by having a shorter piece of tubular
webbing, but I like the long length since it gives me more options
with tree girth. I dont want to be stuck sleeping on the ground if
all the trees are really huge!