January 2020 update:
Step 1: Hold the carabiner with your left hand. Thread your webbing through from the top through the carabiner down toward the ground.
Step 2: Take the end of the webbing in your right hand, flip it over the top of the carabiner from right to left.
Step 3: Make a loop with the tail end of the webbing. Thread that loop up through the carabiner and under the loop you made in step 2. Pull tight on the webbing with the final loop you just made.
With those three steps you’ll have a load bearing knot that is extremely easy to untie. Just yank on the free end and you’re all set!
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If you’ve ever asked yourself how to hang a hammock, here it is: the only hammock knot you’ll ever need! This infographic outlines 3 super easy steps teaching you how to tie the only knot you’ll ever need for your hammock. This knot is useful for a whole slew of other things, too. It’s super easy to tie, and even easier to untie. Check it out!
Pretty easy, right? Just in case you have any questions, here’s a step-by-step hammock knot video: How To Hang a Hammock!
Hanging a Hammock
“Ok guys here’s a quick breakdown of how to set up your hammock in 2 minutes. So first you’re going to wrap the strap around the tree like you see here. Then you just poke one end through the loop on the other end.
Let’s take a look at that from a different view. So you got your strap wrapped around the tree. Open up the loop on one end and just poke it through on the other end and get that cinched up against the tree. Pretty easy.
Now we’re going to take the carabiner that’s attached to your hammock. Then take your strap and just drop it through the top down through the carabiner so you’re coming through the top down through the carabiner.
Then you’re going to flip the tail over the top of the carabiner and the strap. Once you have that flipped over the top, I’m going to inch my hand down here a little bit so I’m about half way down the tail. I’m gonna’ fold the strap in half and come back up through the carabiner and through that loop I just made and just pull that tight. That’s rock solid right there you can pull that as hard as you want it’s not going to come undone.
And now, all you gotta’ do, you see this tail hanging on the end. As soon as you’re ready to take the hammock down, you just pull on that tail and it all comes undone. Super easy!
So now I just want to show you a quick video of me setting up the whole hammock from start to finish. It is sped up here but in real time it took me two minutes to set it up. It’s pretty easy to get your hammock hanging and if you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our site at www.hobohammocks.com – Thanks for checking us out!
The Hammock Knot
“Today I’m gonna’ show you the only knot you’ll ever need for your hammock. You take your webbing, and you’re gonna’ thread it through the top, down through the biner, and then pull it off to the right.
Once you get that to the desired length, you’re going to take the tale of the webbing and flip it over the top of the webbing, just like this to the left there. You started going down, know you’re going to come back up with the webbing and pull a little loop through the loop you just made.
So you see right there you’ve got a loop and you’ve got a tail. You can put as much weight as you want on that. It’s not going to budge. The great thing is that as soon as you wanna’ untie this. All you gotta’ do is grab the tail end of the knot, and you just pull on it and that comes right out and you’re free quick and easy.
So I use that knot on my carabiners. You can see here I’ve got my hammock strung up using that modified clove hitch. You can also use it to tie the tree end. I have the metal clamps that I just threaded it through so I don’t need to do that here but it’s just as easy. So now that we’ve got that knot let’s go ahead and test it out, make sure it’ll hold me up.
So you can see here I’m in the hammock no problem. Suspended off the ground. Got those loops holding me up. Now the great thing is when you wanna’ get out, just grab that tail, pull, like I told ya’ earlier, really easy to get it down. Quick setup, quick takedown, this knot is AWESOME!
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