New to me way to tie off hammock ends
Over on the Hammock Camping yahoo web site, several guys recommended using a double sheet bend knot to tie off the hammock ends. I tried it and it's pretty darn good and versatile. This knot can replace the Risk knotted test hammock end, , the whipping method or zip ties.
There's how to tie:
Think of the hammock, after bunching, as the bigger line.
I like the double sheet bend best. There is a slip version which is even better, because you can undo it easily.
Seems to be no chance of slipping off, yet it unties easily. Refolding the ends until you get that perfect lie is now much easier for me.
gathered, folded, and whipped
slippage can be prevented if you fold the gathered ends before whipping it. The support webbing or rope passes through the fold. It would be very difficult for the fabric to slip because of the whipping's friction on both sides of the folded fabric. Most of my hammocks are gathered and folded that way. None have slipped so far.;)