i believe i saw a post today of someone doing it actually, but it looked a bit off....
will get back to you!
Trek, your "fat tree" method looks great and (better) easy, but I couldn't really follow the looping notaknot. Is it as simple as it looks or can it be screwed up? :-)
i assume you are talking about actually fixing the live end to the ring?
to be quite honest, i think any knot that you are comfortable with and know holds your weight will work. in that particular video, i just literally wrapped it round the o ring a few times, to take the weight off the knot and then put in a quick release half hitch. this doesnt mean that something like a double figure of eight looped around the ring wouldnt work... it would just be a little harder to get off in the morning thats all!!!
does that help at all?? ill do a video close up anyway, but at the end of the day, all knots should be down to you and what you are comfortable with and are sure works!
So, 3 wraps and a 1/2 hitch or two. Reminds me of one of my favs with webbing around a tree, before cinch buckles and such, and still with my unaltered Speer: a round turn(or 2) and a 1/2 hitch or 2. Just run the webbing around once as with a cinch buckle set up, then again, and a 1/2 hitch. This simple and quick approach has never failed me.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
When I'm talking about something that I know to someone who doesn't know, they nod their heads like they understand, but all they hear is "it's simple, you just blah blah blah and blah blah blah, then all you have to do is blah blah blah blah. Got it?"
HF is great and everyone bends over backwards to be helpful, but until I take the time to grab some rope and work through this myself it's all "blah blah blah".
i was also thinking of a loop and then a highwayman's hitch as well... we shall see if that works...
HH 101 is a terrific film. I also wish this was round when I started...Would have made my life so much easier
WELL DONE SIR!
heres the updated knot video: please give me some feedback on this one and let me know what you think. i really do think this proves that the garda hitch, with two rings and a carabiner is the most versatile option! you never have to add anything on, no matter the size of the tree!