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    what knot to use?

    Im looking for a good knot to use to connect my tree straps to 1 smc ring. Dont want the clips and didnt really want two rings at both ends, so Im looking for a quick release knot to use on the rings. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Clove hitch works well. Instead of pulling the working end through, make a bight and pull that through to make it slipped.
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    I use the larks head make a loop and have thread the loop. When hammock camping you will find yourself using it alot.
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    The knot will need to be tied after I tension my hammck around the ring. Any other knots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bberms21 View Post
    Im looking for a good knot to use to connect my tree straps to 1 smc ring. Dont want the clips and didnt really want two rings at both ends, so Im looking for a quick release knot to use on the rings. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
    May want to read about Bonepile's SRS, Single Ring Suspension.
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    I think what your looking for is a slippery bunt line hitch. Its a bunt line with the middle fed into the knot instead of the end on the last part of the knot. You will find it simple to tie ,and untieing is a matter of pulling the tail. I believe its a sail binding knot. I like to use a sight called animated knots.com.good luck.

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    I'm going to assume the smc ring is permanently on the hammock, that said you could connect the strap to the ring via the "line locker" method. In this video I did it with an elephant trunk but simply imagine the ET as an smc ring, you'll just need a reasonably stout toggle. Within the linked thread are some other links if the ET video isn't clear.
    I haven't hung from an smc ring using this method, but I have played with it, pulling as hard as I can etc. and it seems to hold fine. Proceed with caution.
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