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)
Step 2: The Knots - Larks Foot
Sometimes called a 'ring hitch'.
Double the cord and lay it under the frame line. (photo 1)
Fold the loop back over the frame line. (photo 2)
Pass the two tails through the loop and pull tight. (photo 3)
Step 3: The Knots - Reef Knot
Sometimes called a 'squire knot'.
Bring the two ends together and place the right over the left cord. (photo 1)
Now twist the the right under. (photo 2)
Pull tight, place the left cord over the right and under.
The two halves should mirror each other.