Step 3: Getting Started

Once you have found a suitable tree and branch its time to prepare the rope. On one end of the rope you will want to tie the rope to itself using a BUNTLINE HITCH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buntline_hitch). Make sure that your knot is not too close to the end of the rope. To secure the knot and guarantee that it will not come undone tie of the end of the rope with a figure eight.
<p>Hey there, I used this instructable to make a rope swing for my kids at our camp in the U.P. Thank you for excellent steps and specifying which knots to look up. We had a thicker synthetic rope. The double constrictor knot appeared that it would unravel (somehow?) but I put a figure-8 knot as a stopper knot and that solved it. I also put a figure-8 above the stick a ways for the kids to use as a handhold. All-in-all, this worked great!!</p>
You can use a Perfection (Angler's) Loop/Knot for the hand hold. Also, it's probably a lot easier for the rope to slide over the tree when it's not wet, like after a rain... Waiting for the tree and rope to dry so I can finish pulling the knot up to the branch. The rope has also been twisting... Maybe due to the wetness?
How do you tie the hand hold?
this is right off of sky line, on kings mountain am i correct?
You explained this well.
Slenderman is in my aria at the moment! Not kidding! I guy just came and said his aunt just went missing and as I put my chickens away, I felt a presentce outside and I smelld a very odd smell!
Slender Man isn't real, he was created by the Something Awful forums. Even better, they predicted that he would eventually be thought of as real: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&amp;userid=0&amp;perpage=40&amp;pagenumber=3#post361861415
this is in santa cruz...or it was.... they cut it down cuz drunk people couldnt hold on
Just look out for the Slender Man.<br />
Forrest ninja attack swing. Absolutely top hole, Jdub.
Good instruction, and good fun too.

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