Re: trip report and underquilt news
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ciyd01" <ciyd@a...> wrote:
> A water knot is just an overhand knot, but at the end of thewebbing,
> it leaves a small loop. The nice thing about waterknots is thatthey
> are easy to untie in webbing: just roll the knot between yourpalms
> for a few seconds and that will lossen it up enough to untie it.webbing
> Water knots don't use as much of the webbing length as other knots
> and are the preferred knot for webbing as they produce the most
> friction within the knot, friction being what holds the knot under
> load. All knots should be kept neat to reduce stress on the
> and maximize cinching. There are several ways of extending theAh, you were using a water knot _bend_ to extend the line. My
> webbing and hopefully the explanation will suffice (it doesn't). I
> think I'll take some pictures (later this week) and try to explain
> it. Maybe put it up on the hammock wiki page, too.
mistake... I had this image of permanent loops set in both ends of
the webbing. I've used that bend too. I'm familiar with knots and
rigging, but lots of folks aren't so some pictures/info would always
be good to have.
I find massaging water knots to be irksome and have been looking for
improvements. Ed Speer has suggested toggling the knot (inserting a
clean stick, loose end of line, etc., inside the knot for later
removal), which is as good a solution as any for the water knot.
I think I've found a better hitch though. Try using a one of the
"slippery" ring hitches to tie off to your carabiner: Bring the
working end through the carabiner ("fat" side, obviously), then take
1.5 to 2 round turns about the standing part of the webbing (overlap
them partly). This forms a loop. Thread the working end through the
gap between the 'biner and the round turns. To finish, snug the
hitch down, being sure to slide the round turns toward the carabiner
while pulling the standing part to remove slack in the loop. Because
the end is trapped between the turns and the hardware, the hitch is
very secure. To loosen, slide the turns back away from the 'biner
while drawing webbing back through to loosen the loop a little.