Originally Posted by Paprika bohlmann
It looks like you used duck tape and something else as a jam for where you attach your suspension triangle to the hammock body. Is that right? If so, are you worried about the tape failing?
You are correct. This is just a prototype solution for the time being--I have tried this method with earlier bamboo poles just to see if they'd hold my weight. (For the record, I'm about 165 lbs. I'm not saying these poles would work for anyone, but bamboo comes in many sizes and strengths.)
Here's how it is set up currently for testing:
I wrap a clove hitch with aline will long "tail" and then finish off the tail with an overhand knot and a surgeon's knot. This then was wrapped in duct tape so the knot forms a stopper "bump" for the lines.
Here's where I'm headed:
I will use some paracord wrapped the same way as described above, but the knot will be glued with "Goop" or fastened with epoxy. I've tested this a bit with sample bamboo and both work really well. The Goop looks nicer because it dries clear. The expoxy holds better but looks pretty ugly.