The hammock arrived a few weeks ago, but I placed it on the back-burner for a while. It would take me half a day trying to make it to two trees where I could set it up. Then there’s no way I could climb in with a walker and brace at the moment.
The Torrid is manufactured from 70D Zeta material and comes with two 3m lengths of 7/64D AMSTEEL rope. I own a ENO Double Nest Hammock that I suspend using an atlas system but its taken me three weeks of research to catch up on the current hanging methods, trying to figure out how to use Amsteel rope. Its been a long time since I went hammock camping.
There are essentially 5 ways of hanging hammocks and probably many more – daisy chain webbing, descender rings and tree straps, becket hitch and J knots, lash knot, cinch buckles and webbing, ucrs and whoopie slings, marlin spike and toggles.
In the video below reviewing the Torrid they use a cinch buckle, continuous loop and whoppie sling set up. If I planed on using this hammock full time I would use tree straps and a cinch buckle however Im trying to keep it minimalistic and try to use the components it came with and no hardware.
Therefore ill be testing it out using a no hardware and a knots only hanging system with timber hitch and Siberian hitches.. It was purchased primarily for a lightweight sleep option for in my GHB.
Whoppie Sling Explained
Hammock Knots – Timber Hitch and Siberian Hitch
Atlas Strap Suspension System
Sord Torrid Hammock