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    Best knots for hammock-camping

    Hello all! I was wondering if you all had any input on the best knots for hammock camping. Maybe we could compile a good list with videos, etc. for people who need a jumping off point.

    One's that I've already learned that have proved useful:

    Taught-line Hitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkN3K5G8eE

    Adjustable knot, etc.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE7dx0WJo9o

    Prussik knot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0d8-Fxdx8Y

    Lark's head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b-_I...layer_embedded

    Bowline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2SjE...layer_embedded

    Marlin Spike Hitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Yvvt39Luk


    Feel free to chime in with alternatives to these knots, other useful knots I haven't mentioned, videos/links, etc.

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    I like the Klemheist. Like a one way Prusik, and works a little better on slick lines.
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    I like that video for the adjustable knot. Good stuff!
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    While looking through the nice collection of videos from icedfire477 I stumbled across this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsG-...eature=related
    Its titled basic camp knots and it from Dave Canterbury from Dual Survival. He looks younger in these videos than he does in Dual Survival and he hangs a tarp and hammock with some very interesting, quick untying, tautline and prusik type knots among the other usual suspects like bowline.

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    Adjustable Grip Hitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hXAr...ailpage#t=122s

    Good video, but skip to the 2min mark (the first 2min he likes to hear himself talk).

    edited:
    The video to skip to the 2min mark (thanks Teh!)
    also, just realized this is the same knot as Ray Mears above.
    Last edited by seionage; 09-01-2011 at 13:52.

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    I've a knot noob, so keep that in mind as I ask this.

    Is a prussik knot just a triple+ lark's head?



    EDT: seoinage:this is a link directly to the ~2 minute mark.

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    "A Prusik is a Lark's head done twice, but it is NOT a Double Lark's.".........."Around the line once is a Lark's Head. Around the line twice or more is a Prusik."
    <http://members.cox.net/maggiekite/knot/prusik.html>

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    I gotta go with the Solomon Bar also, great way to close up a whoopie sling to prevent accidental slip-off of the toggle KNOT (not the TOGGLE)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvr4rb0X8rQ
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    Thanks, icedfire. That's exactly what I wanted to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    I gotta go with the SAolomon Bar also, great way to close up a whoopie sling to prevent accidental slip-off of the toggle KNOT (not the TOGGLE)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvr4rb0X8rQ
    would be interested in seeing how that would be done, pics?
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