How To Hang A Hammock With A Rope – The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Nothing compares to the laid back feeling of lying in a hammock while the warm breeze is swinging your way to sleep – just ask Homer Simpson. However, the perfection of relaxation doesn't happen without effort. Before you get the chance to actually enjoy the hammock, you will need to hang it. This includes more work than just attaching two sides of the hammock to trees or beams. So, hang in there, this is your best guide on how to hang a hammock with a rope.

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What Kind Of Hammock Should You Choose?

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The style of hammock you choose will largely determine how successful your endeavor will be. If you want the best results, opt for a 55-inch spreader bar. This way you will get the optimal combination of comfort, roominess, and stability. Brazilian or Mayan types of hammocks may seem much more exotic, but because they lack in bars, they can create a cocoon effect which is especially awkward when you want to share the hammock. On the other hand, solid cushioned hammocks are very stable, but they don't breathe well. 

Selecting The Location

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A hammock can be fixed inside and outside.

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    Between walls (adjoining or opposite)
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    On a hammock frame

*Outside:

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    Between two trees (the most popular solution)
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    On a hammock frame
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    Between two fixing points (wooden beams, house walls, etc.)
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    On a sturdy tree branch

How Should It Look?

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Before you even begin hanging your hammock, you should be aware how it should look like once you are done with it. The most important thing to know here is that the hammock should have a nice loose (never tight) curve so that when you lie in it, you can lie at an angle, instead of lying straight. This depends on many factors.

The Factors Determining How The Hammock Hangs

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    Distance between the two trees/beams or other objects holding the hammock
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    Height of the attachment points
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    Hammock ridgeline length
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    The space between the ground and the hammock
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    The amount of force applied to the anchor point

Get Help From The Hammock Hang Calculator

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Hammock hang calculator is a smartphone app which enables you to include the factors and the desired results, and then, based on those, advises how high you should install the anchor points and estimates the gravitational and horizontal forces applied to your specific hammock.

The app offers plenty of customization options, allowing you also to measure the angle of suspension quickly and easily. Of course, you should take this estimation with some reserve, especially if you are hanging a hammock indoor, because you can’t how strong the objects in your home are before seeking advice from a professional.

The Recommended Measurements

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In spite the fact that you can rarely find two of the same trees, beams ropes, and hammocks, there are some generally accepted rules when it comes to hanging a hammock. The ridgeline length should be between 100 and 110 inches. The suspension length must be about 40 inches, and the sit-height approximately 15 to 20 inches.

The Tools/Equipment And Hanging Methods

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    Hanging a hammock with a rope is actually a simple work which doesn’t require many different tools and equipment. Obviously, you’re going to need a hammock, and the rest of the equipment will depend on the method you will use.
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    You can decide for a removable pair of tree straps with a metal ring on one end and a loop of fabric on the other. In this case, you will need to wrap the fabric end around the tree and then through the loop. After you’ve done that, you must align the strap ring with the metal ring on the end of the hammock. The two rings must then be connected with an S-hook.
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    Also, you can use a carabineer with the rope and just tie a knot to secure the hammock. But how exactly should you hang a hammock with a rope and tie a knot which is safe enough to support any weight or stress?

How To Tie A Hammock Knot?

This is actually a very simple task, and you can do it in three steps:

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    Hold the carabiner with your left hand. Thread the rope through from the top and through the bottom of the carabiner.
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    Hold the end of the rope in your right hand and turn it over the top of the carabiner. Do it from right to left.
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    Make a loop with the tail ending of the rope. Thread the loop up through the carabiner and then under the loop you’ve previously made. Pull tight on the rope to make sure it will hold up.

You see, it wasn’t that difficult. As long as you follow the instructions and count in all the important factors, this will be a job that requires just a little of your time and effort. Now that you have finished with fixing your hammock, you can finally lay back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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