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    Knots for tree huggers

    My preferred knot is the speer 4-wrap. I use a HH backpacker. I am wondering if anyone can suggest some good knots for connecting the line on the hammock to the tree hugger.

    Typically what I do is make a double-figure-eight-loop on the end of the tree hugger. Then I tie the hammock line to the loop in the tree hugger with a bowline-hitch. I then tie the tree huggers to the trees with a 4-wrap knot.

    I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion for knots to use for the purpose of tying the two lines together. One issue I have is that the figure-eight is nearly impossible to untie, and I am wondering if it is possible for the bowline to come out while I am in the hammock.

    I am thinking a water knot or something might work for connecting the two different types of ropes.

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    If your prefered knot is the 4-wrap, why don't you cut the sprectra on your HH and add the webbing?

    I did that to my HH. There are some pics of it in my gallery. I left a little over a foot of spectra, added some webbing I sewn a loop in, and tied a loop in the spectra. Then I cut off the excess spectra.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Thanks for doing all that work to your former hammock HE! It works like a champ and I didn't have to do a **** thing.

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    I agree with HE. Ditch the the stock HH Spectra line and go with webbing.

    If you wanna keep using the same method you are now you could use a biner to attach the 2 lines together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacktorious View Post
    My preferred knot is the speer 4-wrap. I use a HH backpacker. I am wondering if anyone can suggest some good knots for connecting the line on the hammock to the tree hugger.

    Typically what I do is make a double-figure-eight-loop on the end of the tree hugger. Then I tie the hammock line to the loop in the tree hugger with a bowline-hitch. I then tie the tree huggers to the trees with a 4-wrap knot.

    I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion for knots to use for the purpose of tying the two lines together. One issue I have is that the figure-eight is nearly impossible to untie, and I am wondering if it is possible for the bowline to come out while I am in the hammock.

    I am thinking a water knot or something might work for connecting the two different types of ropes.

    Thanks.
    Sheetbend to join two ropes of unequal size

    http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbe...matedknots.com

    I suspect that this will be a hard knot to undo after it's been under tension for a while.

    Properly tied, a bowline will not slip. Period. (properly tied...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Sheetbend to join two ropes of unequal size

    http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbe...matedknots.com

    I suspect that this will be a hard knot to undo after it's been under tension for a while.

    Properly tied, a bowline will not slip. Period. (properly tied...)

    Grizz the scoutmaster
    I used a Double Sheet Bend on my ring supports. A little stronger and thus, won't slip. http://www.iland.net/~jbritton/sheetbend.htm
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    I don't want to start cutting things apart just yet.

    Your hammocks look cool HE.............

    I think I will see how the sheet-bend, or double-sheet-bend works for now.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txulrich View Post
    I used a Double Sheet Bend on my ring supports. A little stronger and thus, won't slip. http://www.iland.net/~jbritton/sheetbend.htm
    didn't know about that knot, or that site. Useful! One for the bookmarks file.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    didn't know about that knot, or that site. Useful! One for the bookmarks file.

    Grizz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacktorious View Post
    I don't want to start cutting things apart just yet.

    Your hammocks look cool HE.............

    I think I will see how the sheet-bend, or double-sheet-bend works for now.

    Thanks for the info.
    Thanks

    What I did was tie a loop in and leave the excess for awhile until I knew I liked it. Just be warmed the loops are really really hard to untie after you laid in the hammock for awhile.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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