A hammock is a sling made of netting, rope or fabric suspended between two or more anchoring points, used for resting, sleeping or swinging. It is an alternative for beds for individuals who want to experience a blissful relaxation during camping, sailing, or even while reading. Since hammocks are proxy beds, they need to be made from high-quality materials to guarantee safety every time.
Aside from the quality of the material, the way you knot the hammock tie to a base also plays an important role in your overall safety. No matter how durable a hammock material, if you do not tie the knot well, you can fall to the ground the moment you mount on the hammock.
This article explains what the best knot for hammocks and hammock chairs for a secure hammock attachment is.
The Best Knot for Hammock
2. How to Tie a Clove Hitch
This is an easy way to hang a hammock to a base. This knot can also be used with rings or carabiners.
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3. How to Tie a Taut Line Hitch
This knotting system is useful in camping when you need to make stops at many places, as you can easily tie and untie your hammock any time you want. It is good for tensioning guylines, clotheslines, and other light-duty uses.
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Knots for Hanging a Hammock Chair
The knotting systems explained above can also be used in hanging a hammock chair if the chair comes with O-rings, D-rings, or S-rings. You just have to ascertain what will work with your hammock type and choose the type of knot accordingly.
1. The Basic Knotting System
The basic way to hang a hammock chair is to attach to a branch of a tree that extends horizontally. You need a thick branch that is strong, and thick enough to carry at least a 250-pound capacity hammock chair.
2. The Sheet Bend Knot
This system of knotting is commonly used when the hanging point of a hammock chair has loosened, and there is a need to use another rope to fasten it to a tree/post altogether. To perform the sheet bend knot, you need to use two sets of rope; the first will be the line that attaches to the hammock, while the second is the one that gets attached to the tree.
3. The Wrapped Knot
If you have a hanging point that is not a closed-loop but an O-ring, you need to make an extremely secured knot to make it safe to hang the hammock chair in a tree.
Consider the type of hanging method that suits your type of hammock. If you plan on using a permanent suspension, you will need to invest in suspension hardware. If you want to hang your hammock or hammock chair from a tree or post in your backyard or during camping, ropes are the easiest to pack and lightest to carry and are gentle on trees.
Use these knotting tips to hang your hammock safely indoors or outdoors, and have a blissful rest.