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Which knots?

Heckler

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In anticipation of my new hammock I'm busy learning different knots and am getting a bit spoilt for choice. I want to learn a few basic ones I can use to get my hammock up.
As I have ordered tree slings and caribinas I need to tie the two ends coming from each end of my Jungle hammock and this knot will be the one I use to adjust tension. What knot would you recommend and why?

Cheers

Ash
 

Heckler

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Narrowed it down to a bowline on one side of the tree through the tree hugger loop and thinking an adjustable tautline on the other.
 

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I can't quite picture your intended setup. Have you check out https://hammockforums.net/forum/content.php ? There is a wealth of information over there. You need to choose your knots carefully because the wrong knot or a wrongly tied knot might result in your being deposited on the ground. :_s:
 

Heckler

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I so confused.... The link here http://mosquitohammock.com/hammockknots.html shows the two ropes coming from the hammock. I have bought tree huggers though to limit damage to the tree. I also have some carabiners I thought I could add to take the whole thing down quickly of necessary. So I thought the Carabiners could link between the two ends of the tree hugger and then the two ropes form the hammock could be tied to the carabiner.
One would be the bowline and teh other would be similar tot he bowline but adjustable. I'll check out Hammock forums..

Cheers
 

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I so confused.... The link here http://mosquitohammock.com/hammockknots.html shows the two ropes coming from the hammock. I have bought tree huggers though to limit damage to the tree. I also have some carabiners I thought I could add to take the whole thing down quickly of necessary. So I thought the Carabiners could link between the two ends of the tree hugger and then the two ropes form the hammock could be tied to the carabiner.
One would be the bowline and teh other would be similar tot he bowline but adjustable. I'll check out Hammock forums..

Cheers

The setup shown in that link is specific to that particular hammock or family of hammocks. What hammock are you buying?
 

SimonM

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I am not familiar with that hammock but if you didnt want to set it up like they do you could modify the ropes coming from the end channel and make a loop coming from them. You could then attach whatever suspension setup you want to the hammock via a carabiner or direct to the loop via a girth hitch depending on what you want. There are lots of options with hammock camping, probably too many:linguino:.
 

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Each to their own as to how they set up their hammock.

I look around for a while and decided I liked the following.

Around the tree I use tree hugger on each end. In the hugger I tie a marlin spike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Yvvt39Luk

From the hammock to the hugger I use a whoopie sling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSch3xvRKWI

To adjust the whoopie sling is easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjaWdj9ZbSg

As I said each to their own, but I find this the quickest and feel safe in it.

All of the gear is available from SimonM on here, and on his site http://www.tiergear.com.au/
 
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