Simple Hammock Suspension Options using a Continuous Loop

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Simple Hammock Suspension Options using a Continuous Loop

Simple Continuous Loop

卑微的连续循环。你已经看到了它们 - 这些天吊床上几乎难以受到难以受到的,特别是简单,收集的吊床,还有一体化的吊床,具有集成的Bug网。在抛弃那个小循环之前,我想描述并展示一些简单的吊床悬架选项,利用这个小型战神。

Loop Tips (or “Why Use The Loop?”)

我已经测试了许多吊床,我尝试的越多,我就越多找到这些短绳存根中的价值。事实上,我认为这些循环为初学者和高级用户同类提供了最大的吊床悬架的多功能性。

该rope loop first offers a basic necessity on Brazilian-style hammocks by gathering up the ends, creating the basic hammock pointed oval (marquise) shape we all know and love.

提示1:避免滴水

Probably my number one reason for using these loops is to create an attachment point as close to the hammock as possible. In this way, the attachment point is more likely to remain covered by the tarp in the rain, and the attachment can double as a water break or drip line, preventing water from running down the suspension line into the hammock.

Tip 2: The short hang

When circumstances bring you between trees that just barely clear your tarp, you may find your suspension is too long to be useful. In these cases, it’s nice to have a connection point close to your hammock to make hanging your hammock easier.

Tip 3: Quick connect

With the right connection options, such as a Whoopie Hook or Carabiner, a short loop makes quick work of setting up, just “clip” and go. Other hardware options are equally quick to adjust, such as descender rings, cinch buckles, or tri-glide-style devices.

提示4:皮条客我的吊床

结束循环提供最大的模块化选项。在不对吊床进行任何更改时,您可以轻松地滑动新的悬架选项。快速滑落,以支持Descender戒指或另一种选择。即使没有硬件,连续循环也可以与几个结选口一起使用,例如Becket Hitch

Tip 5: Sap sidestep

A nasty side-effect of hanging a hammock around trees is getting your suspension soaked in sap. With single-line suspension, such as straps that connect directly around the hammock and then wrap around a tree, you’re literally “stuck” with sap with no way to keep it away from the hammock. Using a short continuous loop on the hammock, you can easily disconnect a sappy strap and store it separately, if needed.

Tip 6: Under quilt clip

Having a short loop provides a handy clipping point for under quilts. Clip either around the loop or through it for a secure connection.

loop-under-quilt2loop-under-quilt

I prefer to clip my under quilt clip or hook through the loop for added security.

Tip 7: Hang a pack

让我的包装从虫子上脱落,但仍然被我的篷布所覆盖,我经常把它夹在吊床的末端。我只需将包装的悬挂环插在上面并通过短吊床循环插入它,并使用杆切换以将其固定到位(Mini Carabiner也有效)。

循环背包

提示8:吊床脊线

With a short loop on either side of the hammock, you have perfect connection points to add a structural or non-structural ridge line to the hammock. Using 1.75 mm dyneema, you can tie off a ridge line that helps the hammock maintain a consistent sag shape, but also provides a place to clip a gear pocket for storing small items like flash lights, cameras, and phones.

Loop-Ridge-Line

循环悬架选项

Toggles(例如,Marlinespike Hitch

Marlinspike Hitch with Toggle

Carabiner (see alsoDutch Biners

循环16.

Descender Rings

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吊床悬架 - 下降戒指吊床悬架 - 下降戒指-loosen

For this “wrapped descender ring” version, see my post onno-knots, lighter descender ring suspension

Cinch扣

Cinch Buckle
循环卷扣

该se“三角形”Cinch Buckles直接组装在连续循环上,但您可以单独添加它们Lark’s Head knot, similar to the other examples shown here.

Whoopie Hook.

Whoopie Hook.

Elephant Trunk

大象钩

尤里卡!蛹悬挂

Eureka Chrysalis Suspension

Tri-Glide(see alsoDutch Buckle

JRB Tri-Glides

Dutch Buckle

Becket Hitch(参见Abok#1900,Aka Sheet Bend)

Slippery Becket Hitch

该Becket hitch works great (maybe best) with a strap as the suspension line. You can use a modified double Becket Hitch with slippery line like Amsteel so it grips better instead of just slipping through.

Slippery Becket Hitch with Amsteel (Dyneema)

注意: DO NOT USE the Becket hitch withAmsteel / deneema.on both the end loop and the suspension line. Dyneema is too slippery and will pull through. However, Dyneema with another rope, as in this photo, does work. Be sure to test for slippage prior to going into the field.

眼睛眼睛吊带切换(见Abok#1494)

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注意: This eye on eye toggle also works best with two different types of rope, not Amsteel on Amsteel. However, you can use Amsteel on both the line and loop provided you tie it as illustrated above with the loop pushed through the suspension line, then the suspension line pushed up through the loop to accept the toggle. Stick toggles should be finger size and firm (some wood gets brittle or soft when wet).

51 Responses

  1. johnhands says:

    很好的阅读,谢谢那里的许多想法,所以我永远不应该脱离。(字幕)
    Keep up the great work from an avid follower.

  2. Todd Foster says:

    Excellent and comprehensive! Thanks. As an old time hammock user, still using my original Hennessey converted to side entry by simply hand ripping the netting out, best for me in Sierra, I’m following your hammock threads with great interest. One day soon I’ll be updating to the latest cottage industry designs. Need much lighter underquilt and rain fly! Meanwhile have added the Dutch hooks and whoopee slings which are better, but you’ve given me a new idea to try, the becket hitch. I guess backpacking hammocks are finally taking off, as they should IMO. Still only specialized sources like yours for info. No mention in Backpacker Magazine usually, just tents and more tents.

    • Derek says:

      谢谢你的支持Todd!有一天,我可能必须转换我的轩尼诗,有一个拉链的错误网(底部条目得到厌倦)。仍然,使用时很有趣。在过去的几周里,我一直在测试Becket挂起,看看有什么作品和建议的内容。大多数多元和尼龙绳似乎保持快速,工作良好。Amsteel是吊床吊架最喜欢的材料,是如此滑,埋葬,接头和硬件是最好的;然而,如果我用贝荷特搭乘Amsteel,我已经成功了,如果我包裹3次。请让我知道这对你有没有用。

  3. 莎拉 says:

    我只是开始使用吊床(自我和kids). I have your book and appreciate all the good info there and this video as well. I have some 1.9oz ripstop and want to make some hammocks. What kind of rope or cord is used in a channel hammock for the continuous loop? I am thinking of using a polypropylene tree loop, then attaching Amsteel with a loop on the end to the polypropylene tree loop and then using a toggle to attach the other end of the Amsteel to the continuous loop on the hammock like you showed in the video. (but want to avoid the amsteel on amsteel attachment). Thank you.

    • Derek says:

      Thank you, and you’re welcome! If you buy some stock hammocks, like from Grand Trunk, ENO, Hammock Bliss, or Kammock for example, they all come with end loops that work just fine as-is. Some of the techniques I showed in the video may not be the easiest for starting out, but I’m happy you want to try them. For just beginning, I recommend getting a webbing strap that has daisy chain loops sewn in, like the ENO Atlas Straps or the Kammock Python straps. Then, with a carabiner, it’s clip-and-go from the hammock loop to the webbing. No knots to fiddle with or difficult adjustments.

      If you want to DIY, I would probably make a strap with an eye loop on one end and leave the other end open and use the Becket Hitch to tie an adjustment.

      一个贝克特·佩克在Amsteel的搭便车,带有带子也很棒。让我知道这是否有帮助,或者如果你想要更具体的东西。也随意给我发电子邮件。

  4. 马修 says:

    你能给绳索的一些建议,以替换我的eno,盛大的树干和yukon虫净吊床的绳子吗?我喜欢使用更轻/更强烈的非伸展绳的想法。任何提示都会很棒。

    • Derek says:

      用eno和巨大后行时来标准的小循环不应该延伸太多(我仍然使用我的),但如果你想升级它们,我唯一建议的东西将是大约7/64 AMSteel循环。我知道你可以从箭头设备购买的地方(他称之为他们“chain links“), but you can also make them.

  5. 嗨!首先,我爱你的网站!其次,我希望你能给我一些建议。我最好的朋友正在寻找一个丛林吊床,但他的6'2“,重量在350-400磅之间。我试过在网上寻找它们,但似乎重量限制通常在大约250左右。他试图找到一个容纳600磅的人。你有什么想法?谢谢,萨凡纳

    • Derek says:

      谢谢!我很高兴你找到了这个网站的帮助。我会在这里给一些想法,然后肯定会联系我vultimatehang@gmail.com.and we can chat more specifics.

      Generally speaking when weight limits are mentioned it is referring to safe working load, not breaking strength. This means that the fabric is probably 5 to 10 times stronger than what is listed. This gives a margin of error for unpredictable issues and dynamic forces (getting in/out; swinging, etc). Most hammocks won’t break until more than 1,000 lbs has been loaded.

      That said, there are a few hammocks with a stronger weight limit. And, when you say ‘jungle hammock’ I’m guessing you mean a hammock with a bug net.

      除非他担心一切都有多重,否则你可以随时购买外部,单独的,但网上可以在任何吊床上工作。

      吊床幸福没有看到Um吊床具有相当强大的重量等级:

      http://hammockbliss.com/no-see-um-no-more.

      该Kammok Roo hammocks are reasonably priced and have a strong weight ratio.

      为我发送更多的例子。

  6. 该套件具有适当的织带带,Whoopie吊带吊带,并切换,搭配相当流行的Marlinspike挂钩,但您可以轻松更换悬挂系统,为您提供最适合的任何作用。我脱掉了Whoopie Slings并在吊床上安装了连续环的Amsteel,这让我可以使用几乎任何悬架系统。[...]

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  8. 迦勒 says:

    我喜欢连续循环的概念。一个人opie Sling attached to the loop with a larks head still provide a water break or does there have to be a piece of hardware in between the two?

    • Derek says:

      好问题,迦勒。我有一个“科学项目”lined up when the temperature warms up to test all the different suspension options under rain conditions to see what water break works the best. From my own experience, I would say that a whoopie sling larked onto a continuous loop wouldn’t do the job as the two hitch too tightly together.

  9. [...]My hammock came with the webbing straps tied through the channels in the hammock. Matt supplied my hammock with metal tri-glides. These are simple adjustment systems and work well with the long length of webbing strap that came with my order. While there is nothing wrong with this suspension system, it isn’t my preferred method. Removing the webbing was easily accomplished and I then added continuous loops to the end so I can play with the variety of suspension systems at my disposal. […]

  10. Michael Anderson says:

    您使用什么样的结来制作连续循环。

  11. [...]threaded into the end channels. These create great connection points to the hammock and allow for multiple suspension systems to be used. This was the first modification I made to the Kakoon after inspecting […]

  12. 卡里 says:

    So… Can I use the Becket hitch with the stock cord and straps in place of the Hennessey lashing? It will hold and not jam?

    • Derek says:

      I’ve found that the Becket Hitch works best in the opposite way: use a rope loop on the hammock and use a longer webbing strap and tie a slippery Becket Hitch. This is what I’ve been doing with my Boy Scout Troop with great success. It is easy to untie: simply push back the loop toward the webbing and then pull the slippery hitch back through. No jamming. Tying off a Becket Hitch with the stock rope, especially if you have a Hennessy with the thin spectra line, it can be pretty hard to get it to hold. In my experience, adouble Becket Hitchheld better.

      What is important here is to make sure the bend will hold. Not all ropes grab well. I wouldn’t recommend this knot with Amsteel; it is just too slippery. Some of the Hennessy ropes are too thin and slippery, so I would gingerly test before applying all my weight.

      我与轩尼诗吊床的个人偏好是将一个湿滑的丁香拴在一个安全的挂钩上攀爬的登山手。易于领带和解开,所以它有助于更​​快地调整,它不会燃烧/熔化织带带。如果您想进一步澄清,请发送电子邮件。

  13. 有没有人拥有像“荷兰扣”这样的JRB三架子(像荷兰扣')(像照片一样循环)?看起来它可能是最轻的“快速”附件方法。我问,因为它看起来像“荷兰扣”是不再制作的。

    • Derek says:

      他们工作得很好。有两种基本方式的人使用它们:作为一个切换或作为一体的方式。对于全部,织带附着在吊床上,连接三滑翔机。你绕过树,然后通过三光手套喂回工作结束。

  14. [...] Poly绳索并用连续环替换为7/64“Amsteel。这些连续环允许我使用各种悬架系统。在脚端,由于两个吊床会聚到单点,我连接了单个循环[...]

  15. 发现,无限可调节性的更简单的解决方案是跳过柔软的束缚,只需使用吊床上的端环。然后是长织带带,或短带和长长的光谱线或染发剂可以是[...]

  16. Mittagsfrost says:

    Derek, this article opened my eyes! I can’t wait to test it all. Thank you very much!

    Just a little remark: There’s a broken link. Please changehttp://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/hammock-suspension.htmlto
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p372/Cinch_Buckle_Kit.html

  17. 纳森 says:

    I took about 2 ft of chord (like amsteel) and made a prussic knot on my hennessy expedition suspension rope. Then I hooked a caribiner into the loop end of the prussic knot. The prussic knot could slide along the suspension rope when there was no tension. As soon as tension was applied, it would grab the suspension rope and hold tight. To setup, I wrapped my tree-hugger straps around the tree, hooked my caribiner into them, slid the prussic knot along the suspension cord to tighten. Voila – seconds only to set up. The prussic knots lasted for years.

    Does anyone else have experience with using prussic knots like this?

    • Derek says:

      Great idea! Climbers use prusiks as a self belay device, so what you’re doing isnt uncommon. What’s worrisome is the safety factor. If the prusik were to slip you wouldn’t have a backup. I would also be sure the prusik uses a line safety rated for your weight.

      • 纳森 says:

        我从未有拼搏障碍。在吊床悬挂后,有时会努力让它幻灯片。它真的抓住了。几年前,我写了汤姆轩尼诗,他的回答是他们认为它从营销的角度来看它过于危险。我可以看到 - 你想确保绝对没有办法。然而,就像我说的那样,这对我来说有多年了。我唯一谨慎的是,你经常检查拼绳。随着时间的推移,由于弯曲,它会磨损。

  18. Drew says:

    What cord do you recommend for making a tied continuous loop? I am going to be making hammocks with my scouts and I think they will have an easier time with the double fishermans knot than with the buries required for making one from amsteel.

    • Derek says:

      I agree with you. We built hammocks with our scout troop not long ago. I used 5mm accessory rope for the most part and tied Double Fisherman’s knots. We worked on the Textile Merit Badge as part of the experience. You can also use Amsteel and tie a Double Fisherman’s knot in it. This is what I did on my recent trip to Goblin Valley. Or, if you can get your hands on a discarded role of Muletape from your local power company, you can make inexpensive webbing loops by tying water knots. We also used the Muletape as our webbing straps and suspension systems and used the Becket Hitch as the secure yet easy to untie knot. It is one of the easiest methods that doesn’t require any extra hardware or expensive purchases. The scouts already know or understand the Sheet Bend knot, and the Becket Hitch is is tied the same way.

  19. Terry Pittman says:

    I am new to Hammocks and it is being delivered today. My question is do you really need two Whoopie slings or can I still use the hardware that came with the hammock on one end and use just one whoopee slings to tension the hammock?

    • Derek says:

      You don’t need any Whoopie Slings but you will need some type of suspension. And you’ll need suspension on both sides of your hammock. Without knowing more about what hammock you have it will be hard to explain in more detail. In order to balance and center your hammock between your two anchor points you’ll need some type of suspension on both sides, each able to adjust independently.

  20. Terry Pittman says:

    吊床是一个轩尼诗的探险性,它与树带附带,你对平衡和中心点的评论已经死了,我会制作两个咆哮的吊索,然后感谢你的快速反应!

  21. [...]modifications occur where the suspension straps connect to the continuous loop. There’s a handful of hardware that can be used to avert knots, making it easier to adjust suspension and add a little bling in […]

  22. Derrick Ogilvie says:

    嗨Derek!我也是井架。So I’m just getting immersed in all this (amazing info here, BTW & your book is on it’s way) and I’m planning to put cinch buckles on my old HH Ultralite Backpacker… I’m a fly fisherman so I know a surgeon’s loop very well. Given that, can I simply take the existing HH line and tie a smallish surgeons (is a bowline better?) loop in it close to the hammock and use that? Or do I really need to take apart the end in insert an continuous loop in there? If it’s way more advantageous I’ll do it.

    As for these little loops going forward (I see needing a little bag of them for various things) will the surgeon’s loop/knot work fine, or should I learn another way to tie them? I could get a bunch of CL’s from a site too… but I’m still learning to trust a splice over a knot, haha!

    无论如何,非常感谢所有这些惊人的信息。我已经从阅读中转换了。

    Derrick

    • Derek says:

      I wouldn’t use the surgeon knot for a continuous loop. Tie the loop using a double fishermans knot and then attach the loop to the hammock. For the Hennessy, it is easy to remove the end cap where you’ll see how to remove the rope and feed through the new loop. Wrap the loop around and through the holes and back through itself. The end cap can attach back on using a zip tie.

      • 凯文 says:

        如果您认为您可能会为其他东西切换循环以尝试不同的暂停,我可以建议使用Zeppelin弯曲而不是双渔民结,因为即使在承受重载后也更容易解开。您也可以通过最喜欢的源,而不是绳索的末端作为绑架的最后一步,使其更容易解开,就像你在Becket挂钩的情况下展示了视频。在我的经验中,无论直径如何,Zeppelin Bend都与织带和绳索/绳索相当漂亮,尽管我没有尝试过Slippery Amsteel / Dyneema线。

  23. Hello.. Went out today and tested a becket hitch tied with mule tape to a new amsteel continuous loop I made. I was super excited until it slipped… It looks like it partially melted the line the amsteel line. Thought I had tied it wrong but went home and re-watched the vid above, it seems like the same knot. Any advice? Round 180lbs. Multiple wraps maybe??

    • Derek says:

      Hmm. It shouldn’t have slipped, but the combination of mule tape (which is lubricated) and Amstel (which is really slippery) could be factors. Yet that is what I also use frequently. In fact I’ve been using it the past year and it’s what I use inside my house. Email me directly and send me photos. Let’s figure this out.

  24. [...]所以我快速替换它们。末端绳索是可维护的,但可以用您最喜欢的悬架系统替换。务必拿起一对织带绑带(不包括)来挂起[...]

  25. [...]a fan of simple rope loops on the end of my hammocks because they provide the opportunity for many different suspension options. I’m not a fan of the inexpensive spring gate steel hooks that come with so many hammocks […]

  26. [...]This strap set is actually a good alternative for beginners who are looking for a fairly easy suspension system that will work with a wide-variety of hammocks. This strap system works best with hammocks that use a continuous loop on the ends of the hammock. […]

  27. andreas. says:

    Thank you Derek, excellent advice

  28. [...]就像结束循环,因为它们可以与许多不同的悬架选项一起使用。很多多功能性。织带带不是[...]

  29. [...]If you are looking to ascend or descend a tree, please follow this safety guide here, or if you are simply looking to build a nice relaxing hammock, there are some useful tips here. […]

  30. [...]寻找一个放松的地方?您可以在树上绑织带吊带,以创造一个吊床![...]

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