Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Knots to use for hammock camping
- If its the one I've seen him tie on his videos he uses a siberian hitch and a truckers hitch. You should have good luck with a search on those knots.
----- Original Message ----
From: sjedwardson <sam.edwardson@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:20:07 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Knots to use for hammock camping
Thanks for the replies. Ive managed to find the knot that I want to
tie, and annoyingly enough it was in a book I own by Ray Mears. He
simply names it as a tarp taut hitch. Whats even more annoying is
that I still cannot seem to master this from the simple drawings on
the page! Does anyone know if this knot has another name and that I
can find another instruction on how to tie it. Or even if anyone
knows this knot and can instruct me on how to tie it i would be
greatly appreciative. The knot is in Ray Mears Essential Bushcraft,
Once again thanks for all your help
--- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, Cara Lin Bridgman
<cara.lin@.. .> wrote:
> Sorry--I typed in too many halves...
> Two half-hitches.
> So, mmrbyer's link is what you need:
> <http://iwillknot. com/two_half- hitches/>.
> sjedwardson wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply. Just one final question. Whats a two half half
> > hitch?
> > Thanks again
> > sam
> > --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, Cara Lin Bridgman
> > <cara.lin@> wrote:
> >> If you wrap the rope around the tree clockwise, loop it around
> >> leading to the hammock and wrap around the treecounter-clockwise, and
> >> loop around the rope and back around the tree clockwise--anyway,if you
> >> do this 2-3 times, all you need to finish off are two half halfhitches.
> >> You'll enjoy this site: <http://www.animated knots.com/>.
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- 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.