Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35
  1. #1
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,458
    Images
    227

    Smile Knotty's Line: Bowlines and Lark's Heads

    Just a couple short videos on two knots we commonly use. Techniques, variations, etc. Knowing just a few knots goes a long way in the woods. It's not all about hardware.

    Lark's Head


    Bowline (or how not to look like a landlubber even though we are )
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  2. #2
    Senior Member Catavarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Hammock
    LeanGreen/BigRed/DIY
    Tarp
    CatCut Hex/GG12
    Insulation
    Fur I grow myself
    Suspension
    Of Disbelief
    Posts
    3,534
    Images
    3
    Nice job on the vids Knotty.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

    Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement. - Mark Twain

    Trail name: Radar

    2014 Smoked Butt Hang Planning Thread | Sign up Sheet

  3. #3
    Senior Member JCINMA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    OES 10x12 catcut
    Insulation
    IX/Clima DIY UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    209
    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Bowline (or how not to look like a landlubber even though we are )
    How dare you call me a LANDlubber! I'm a treelubber
    Be like Bob

  4. #4
    Senior Member dejoha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Hammock
    Most
    Tarp
    GoLite Poncho Tarp
    Insulation
    Phoenix, Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hook
    Posts
    2,227
    Images
    207
    I'm a knot guy myself. Honestly, sometimes the hardware just gets in the way of simplicity.

  5. #5
    Callahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Hammock
    WB Ridgerunner, dbl 1.0 BB, Bias WW
    Tarp
    HG Custom 4S
    Insulation
    WB Lynx, HG, MB
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopies
    Posts
    1,087
    Great videos Knotty! It's great to have visuals for learning these knots.

    Cheers

  6. #6
    Senior Member Festus Hagen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Malta, NY
    Hammock
    DD Traveler + GT UL
    Tarp
    DD+HH sil UL
    Insulation
    DD UQ + CCF pad
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    528
    I've been tying bowlines for a while but I've always tied them first then, for examples, either clipped a mini-biner to them, or run the other end of the line through. Today I realized I knew how to tie to a fixed object using a bowline, as I was tying a tarp to my convertible in advance of these little breezy showers we're getting today...

  7. #7
    Senior Member timabababaluka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Clovis, CA
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    9x10 tyvek
    Insulation
    ww blue ccf pad
    Suspension
    whoopies & toggles
    Posts
    1,028
    Images
    11
    Sweet! Now I'm a landlubber that can tie a bowline (bow-lynn (I swear, I'll never get used to that )) like an old sea dog. Thanks for the great vids--keep the info coming!
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

  8. #8
    Senior Member TFC Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hammock
    DIY Silver Lining
    Tarp
    Need one.
    Insulation
    Gar-quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/huggers
    Posts
    1,243
    Knotty I watched this video at 10:00pm and then tied a bowline on a traction rig for a femur fracture at 1:00am.

    Mucho thanks amigo!
    Look up before you hook up!!
    Originally Posted by body942
    Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.

  9. #9
    Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    WB and UGQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies or Straps
    Posts
    6,414
    Images
    80
    I like and use knots more than hardware these days. Good work!
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

  10. #10
    Redoleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pennfield Twp, MI
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Hinterland gear
    Insulation
    down bag
    Suspension
    strap & E.T.'s
    Posts
    3,499
    Images
    70
    Good stuff Knotty... love me some knots!
    Good luck,
    RED

    My Youtube Channel

    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

Similar Threads

  1. Double Lark's head vs figure 8 knot
    By Trebor in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-09-2014, 06:48
  2. a heads up please
    By Gordzilla in forum Warbonnet Hammocks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-10-2008, 22:50
  3. ULA Heads-Up
    By Cannibal in forum Long distance travel with a hammock
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-26-2007, 13:54

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •