This hitch has been used for hundreds of years for hanging hammock beds on warships or other vessels. The hammock hitch is very secure when loaded, easy to untie and very effective in situations when the direction of the pull varies. For additional security pull the knot tight before seizing.

Step 1: Pass the rope around the object from behind.

Step 2: Continue over the standing part and around it.

Step 3: Thread over the running end and through the loop.

Step 4: Pass under the standing part, then over it through the loop, making a half hitch.

Step 5: Seize the ends with a twine.

Step 6: Tighten the knot.

Step 7: The Hammock Hitch is complete.

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