I was just wondering what are your favorite knots to use for your hammock setup, or even just camping in general?
Marlin spike hitch, truckers hitch, figure eight, prussic, and slippery half hitches I figure if I can't use one of those knots, it's not meant to be
Dutchware. I don't need no stinkin knots.
However, I do use the Klemheist Knot for some of my Dutchware.
With all that said, I think everyone should have basic knot knowledge. If someone steals your Dutch Bling, you're really up that proverbial creek without a paddle.
Marlin spike hitch, prussic, and slippery half hitch takes care of my tarp, ridgeline(s), stakes, and suspension.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
— John Muir
Figure eight on the bight, trucker's hitch, and half hitch
I don't understand what this phobia so many hangers have towards knots! While I admit that Dutchware is seductive enough that I have some on order, I use a few knots for my hang setups in combination with UCR's.
To secure the end of all cords I tie a figure 8 knot and melt the end. It makes all other knots a lot more secure.
To secure my Amsteel extensions to my short (24") webbing straps without end loops I use a sheet bend - incidently, this is easy to untie even after it has been stressed by a night of hanging.
To secure my tarp tie outs and guy lines I normally use a round turn and two half hitches using slippery half hitches.
To form a more or less permanent loop in any line where I'm too lazy to put in a splice (and line strength isn't critical) I use a bowline.
I also routinely use reef (square) knots and half hitches to get loose line out of the way.
Trucker's Hitch, Marlin Spike, Prussic, Taught Line, Slippery half. Love knots. Most of those can be used in many aspects of life
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I use a Siberian hitch to start off my tarp ridgeline then I finish that off with a taut line hitch to make it easily adjustable. I attach the tarp to the ridgeline with a short piece of cord attached to the tie outs via a bowline with taut lines again to make it easy to slide the tarp wherever I need it on the ridgeline. For guy lines I use a bowline again to put the rope on the tie outs and hook it on the stake with a clove hitch. Works great and every knot is easy to untie even after a load has been out on it.