It only took about six different trips out to the city park to get all the shots I wanted, but I got it all and had an edit-fest.
These two videos go through some techniques useful in a cord-based suspension.
Topics covered in the first video include
- attaching cord to hammock
- attaching cord to webbing
- tie-off using a buntline hitch (what WBG recommends for his cord-based BB)
- garda hitch
- Marlinspike hitch
The second video completes the discussion by talking about
- Trucker's hitch
- sliding ring adjustment
- structural ridgeline
- single line suspension
The main thing I want to illustrate is that with only a smattering of knot smarts one can assemble a cord-based suspension that is considerably lighter and less bulky than webbing, but very nearly as easy-to-use and flexible. Even with mittens on.