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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobit View Post
    Many folks use rope between the hammock and the cinch buckle and you need a prussic here. Straps are on the tree side of the buckle.

    Now I知 really confused. I thought a prussic knot was nothing more than a circle of rope that is looped (3 times) around a larger diameter rope, and can be slid along its length, both ways, but will grab when pulled under pressure.

    I use this loop on a stationary vertical rope that is along a tree trunk while climbing and descending from tree stands for archery season. A biner through the prussic loop allows us to have our safety harness follow us up and down, yet will hold if we fall.

    I知 not seeing a prussic knot in the pictured set up. Is there a difference between a prussic knot and a prussic loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 feet over View Post
    Now I知 really confused. I thought a prussic knot was nothing more than a circle of rope that is looped (3 times) around a larger diameter rope, and can be slid along its length, both ways, but will grab when pulled under pressure.

    I use this loop on a stationary vertical rope that is along a tree trunk while climbing and descending from tree stands for archery season. A biner through the prussic loop allows us to have our safety harness follow us up and down, yet will hold if we fall.

    I知 not seeing a prussic knot in the pictured set up. Is there a difference between a prussic knot and a prussic loop?

    Help me, help me, I知 loosing my mind!

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    The cinch buckle is playing the role of the "stationary vertical rope" here. Note the several loops around one stem of the buckle. That's the prussik knot.

    I don't see in the picture whether the two ends coming off of the prussik knot join in a loop or not. I don't use this arrangement. What someone could do, I think, is form a largish bowline loop at the end of a cord, attach that loop to the cinch buckle as shown with a prussik, and so (if done carefully) have both strands of cord to the knot be carrying load. It may just be though that folks don't form that first loop, leave a "long" end and a "short" end coming off the prussik, and have the load be carried only along the long end.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I don't see in the picture whether the two ends coming off of the prussik knot join in a loop or not.
    The two ends are passed through the channel in the hammock and then tied with a bowline. A very simple and effective setup. The rope is doubled up like this to better distribute the stresses on the hammock channel so there is no tearing.

    This is definitely a prussik on the buckle.


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    Actually, I see where you might be a bit confused as it's doesn't quite follow the traditional prusik where climbing is concerned. I see that climbers use a triple loop on their prusiks. However, as you can see, there isn't room on the buckle for a triple loop.

    Prusik used for climbing:
    The Prusik Knot or Triple Sliding Hitch

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    Yes, the lack of the extra loop threw me. Also, I'm used to seeing it attached to another rope. Just because it's not, doesn't mean it isn't a pursik.

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