RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Tying a hammock
- I do both half-hitches as slippery half-hitches. It holds well and you
only have to pull on one cord to release it all. I've been using it on
my tarp like that for a while.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dave Womble
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:09 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Tying a hammock
Nate, the first half hitch being slippery and the second one not seems
kind of strange to me. Does it release easily?
I use a slippery bowline alot and sometimes double up the rope in the
knot when I have a lot extra rope. When it is done there is this
bunch of rope in a knot, with a single line, a looped line and a
doubled looped line exiting it. I call it a combination knot because
to release it you have to know what to pull on and what order to
pull... you have to pull the looped line to clear the double looped
line and then the single line to clear the looped line to release it.
It is real easy IF you do it right.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nate" <natesdenn71@...> wrote:
> For the last year or so I used a clip in system to hang my hammock. I
> recently came across a simple knot on the www.mosquitohammock.com
> website. I used 1/2inch tubular climbing webbing for my hammock
> support "ropes." This was webbing I was using as tree straps. It
> works well! I have 12ft. of webbing on each end. Here is a link to
> the knot.
> Tripping Program Director
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- --- In email@example.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...> wrote:
>I just started using this knot, and so far it seems to release easy.
> Nate, the first half hitch being slippery and the second one not seems
> kind of strange to me. Does it release easily?
This whole knot reminds me of a trucker's hitch. So far I am liking
it because of the ease of release and the flexibility in adjusting the
hammock height I get from the knot.