Whether its for relaxing in the shade on a summers day or keeping you up off the wet ground, you cant beat a good Hammock!
What could be better than kicking back and chillin out in a hammock you made yourself. Its much cheaper than the store bought ones and easier to make then you think (only 3 different knots!).
You will need:
1 x 7.5m Muli-purpose Rope (polypropylene)(approx 10c per meter)
19 x 3.1m Mason's Lacing Cord (approx 4c per meter)
4 x Tent Pegs
1 x Measuring Tape
First I will explain the knots we will be using. If you know your knots you can skip forward to Step 4.
Step 1: The Knots - Overhand Knot
This is the most basic knot of them all, its probably the first knot a child learns to tie.
Place the 2 cords that are to be tied together, parallel to each other. (photo 1)
Where you want the knot to be, creat a loop. (photo 2)
Pull the working end through the loop and tighten. (photo 3-4)
You can also make a loop using the same knot, by making a 'bite' or loop and follow the steps above (photo 5-7)