Another homemade hammock-- take 2

Kayak Jack

Well-Known Member
Aug 26, 2003
Okemos / East Lansing Michigan
Back to hammocks. If you use a trucker's hitch to tighten one end of your hammock, here is a good way to make the loop. Look at the "Alpine Butterfly" know ...

This is easy to tie & untie. It is also called an artillery knot, as guys hauling cannons would tie a shoulder loop into the middle of a rope with it.

The whole site does a nice job of demonstrating knots.