Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Knots in Spectra
- Cara when I got my Hennessy with tree huggers the most obvious wear point
(with potential failure) was the loop ends of the tree huggers. I was also
concerned about how short they were, and about getting pine gum on them.
( I camp in the pine forests of Idaho (USA)).
So I made my own! from some long strapping. I used a water knot to make a
large loop (3 meters or 10 foot long) so when I tie up I'm on a different
part of the loop every time (no single wear point for fraying). I can make
longer loops for bigger trees, or wrap two (or three) times around smaller
trees. And if a strap gets to gummy if becomes disposable.
I got a big coil of strap (2 inch) from an Army-Navy store, but motorcycle
tie down straps or tow straps could also be used.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. (Ben
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- Hi Moz,
I like that knot. It's basically a prussic with a clever way of tying
off. Once tied, is it adjustable?
The pics are great--very clear.
> Cara Lin Bridgman said:--
>> I have tied bowline and an alpine butterfly knots in my Hennessey
>> Hammock spectra so I could use other ways of tying my hammock than the
>> Hennessey Wrap. The Wrap was tedious and was causing some wear and tear
>> on the tree huggers.
> I played around with wrap-style knots and came up with one that's
> quick to tie and has worked well for me for a couple of years now.
> Have a go and let me know if it works for you:
> If the pics don't make sense I can have another go, but the last
> person to ask did it just off those.
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