RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: would this work to hold line?
- And I was just taking the opportunity to champion the case of knots. (note the plural.) If one knows knots and chooses to use a device, that's their choice. I have not cut the plastic clips off my HH rig yet, and I do have a biner or two clipped to my backpack harness in case I need to make a rescue harness. But I'll still promote knot-craft every chance I get. There's a line in an Irish song that goes "You can spend a fourtune, but you can't spend a trade." I'll paraphrase that - you might not always have a gizmo, but you'll away's have a skill.
Have you shown your hubby that you know how to tie an handcuff knot yet? Or are you saving that for when you really need it? <g>
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Cara Lin Bridgman
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: would this work to hold line?
I was just trying to point out things from the knot-handicapped point of
view. This was a bit of a struggle, because I do knots and always
have. If there are people that can't open jars of spaghetti, then there
are people that can't tie their shoes and they thank God for vecro and
buckles and slip-on shoes.
Alternatives exist because it is good to have many ways of doing
something. Just one knot won't solve all knot problems. There are
times when knot substitutes actually are better because they reduce
friction (i.e. biners).
Knots are definitely underused. They're also underestimated. My own
husband says the whole purpose of knots is to make pretty knots. I've
argued that the whole point of pretty knots is being able to undo them.
He doesn't have any real appreciation for the function of different
knots. He ties great idiot knots (yes, they keep the water out of his
sleeping bag, but they keep me from unpacking his sleeping bag). He
does tie a good taunt-line hitch. For all of the hiking he's done, the
taunt-line hitch is about all he's needed to know. He's happy undoing
his own idiot knots--sometimes with a knife.
Carey Parks wrote:
> Are you saying the existence of these things proves knots are not better, or that people prefer to not learn knots? "Can't do knots." I think that's a choice. I don't know anyone who can't tie their shoes. Knots are not rocket science.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- 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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