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    need help with knots

    First up, if someone can identify this one, that would be great




    i wasnt doing too bad of a job on my own





    for a while






    yeah some advice on what knots to tie the ends with would be nice






    TIA

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    Dill,

    I wont repost the picture. But its number 3. Your problem is not knots, but physics. Thus I can be of no help.

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    Sorry, I don't know the knot that you show, but there is a special knot used to tie hammock supports. When I had a hammock I googled for the details and found full instructions.

    However, I also see in your photo that your hammock is above a hard surface. I did the same about 2 years ago at my hotel.

    2 days earlier, I had fallen off a ladder, falling 2 metres onto a concrete surface on my shoulder, resulting in ripped ligaments.

    I put up my hammock to relax in, used the wrong sort of knot, climbed into the hammock and it collapsed, dropping me 80cm onto the concrete/tiled floor, landing on the injured shoulder again.

    I still suffer shoulder pain from those 2 hard falls.

    Suggestion: Double check that your hammock knots are good and won't slip. If possible, install the hammock above a grassy surface. If you're going to install it above a hard surface, mount the hammock low down, so you're not going to fall too far if the knots give way!
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    I have found this one useful before.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?clie...6sX0TJ5fjXhNM:
    Only kidding you need to secure in a place the rope can't slip down from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    its number 3. Your problem is not knots, but physics
    you saying im fat?


    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43
    install the hammock above a grassy surface
    theres no trees here not near concrete

    what if whack 4 nails in the trees?

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    Oh FFS, Dilly...

    Just GOOGLE hammock knots........advice, videos, pics, how-to, etc galore.

    Where's Mid the sailor when ya need 'im.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    I have found this one useful
    when you off to the jungle mate? if you need a cool down on your way back.... the Hard Rock is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    I have found this one useful
    when you off to the jungle mate? if you need a cool down on your way back.... the Hard Rock is nice
    About the 24th of April have they got a Hard Rock in Yala.
    Might need the brother in laws gun and motorbike this time 2 people got shot in Gerts village last week. Brother and sister reading electric meters the brother was killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Just GOOGLE hammock knots........advice, videos, pics, how-to, etc galore.
    fuckin hell you'd think i was gloating over my new pool in Thailand's hot season, what kind of guy do you take me for?

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    ^^ cheers for that Norts, looks perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Just GOOGLE hammock knots........advice, videos, pics, how-to, etc galore.
    fuckin hell you'd think i was gloating over my new pool in Thailand's hot season, what kind of guy do you take me for?
    It ain't hot as of yet.
    Foreigner whining pussies.



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    and wrap the rope thrice around the tree trunk - or twice if you are short of length

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    ^ genius

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    Why not just put a clamp on the tree and tie it to that?

    Or....


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    Nice pool when's the party poser?


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    You'be better off attaching it to the house bud.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Why not just put a clamp on the tree and tie it to that?

    Or....

    Not a clamp....not secure. Hooped spikes will work.

    If one hasn't obtained the simple skill/reasoning to tie a fucking hammock between two points, than you don't deserve the fucking hammock.

    End of.


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    Gotta have a pool ya fat barsteward. Ya dont need a hammock, refer to BLDbuilds a swimming pool thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    you saying im fat?
    I'm not and your biceps look farking huge in that first picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Try this. Clove hitch.

    Clove Hitch | How to tie a Clove Hitch | Boating Knots
    This is the correct answer

    We use this to tie off all kinds of shit. Does NOT slip and will come apart easily when unloaded.

    This knot and the bowline knot are the 2 knots any grown man need to know and will work for most anything. Both are totally secure and come apart easily regardless of how tight they got, when unloaded.

    The clove hitch will solve this issue 100% guaranteed.

    Bowline:

    Bowline Knot | How to tie a Bowline Knot | Boating Knots

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    For my hammock, I got a big shackle at each end. You can then tie as complicated a knot as you want, but can always unscrew the shackle to move the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    You can then tie as complicated a knot as you want, but can always unscrew the shackle to move the hammock.
    Shackle is a good idea.

    There is also something to be gained learning 2 real basic and incredibly useful knots that can be used for a whole bunch of stuff with the confidence to know that they will not come undone or slip and can be untied without cutting the rope in frustration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick
    This knot and the bowline knot are the 2 knots any grown man need to know and will work for most anything.
    Yep. Both good ones. Learned both plus many more 54 years ago in Navy boot camp. Never knew at the time when knowing how to tie a knot would come in handy.

    Dillinger, you need to tie the knot higher on the tree. You've run agound. Keel is dragging.

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    The rabbit comes out of the hole goes around the tree and back down the hole!

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