A DIY paracord hammock chair makes a great project for preppers. You can set up this DIY paracord chair just about anywhere in the woods as long as there are two trees close together. With paracord as the material, you can be sure that it will hold.
Paracord is one of the greatest tools a prepper can have at their disposal. It’s strong, durable, and versatile, making it ideal for a variety of tasks in the outdoors. This simple paracord hammock is a great project for anyone interested in learning how to do more with paracord ,or just anyone who frequently enjoys the outdoors. All you need is a paracord and two trees to tie your paracord hammock chair. Check out the video tutorial below.
DIY Paracord Hammock Chair
Step 1. Look for Two Trees to Tie Your Line
Look for a couple of trees that stand 5 to 6 feet apart. Tie two paracords from one tree to the other with one at the top and the other at the bottom. Make sure the paracords are 4 feet apart and tied nice and secure.
Step 2. Cut 9 Lengths of Cordage
Cut nine lengths of 8-foot cordage ready to tie the first knot onto the top string. Fold the cordage over in equal lengths, making a little loop at the top.
Step 3. Make a Prusik Knot
Wrap the loop up behind the line, bring the two tag ends, and cinch it down. It’s going to be sort of a simplified prusik knot, which allows you to adjust it when needed.
Step 4. Space the Lines Evenly
Attach the eight remaining lines one at a time using the same exact method. Make sure to space the lines approximately six inches from each other. That’s about a length of 48 inches end to end and where the actual making of the net starts.
Step 5. Tie the Lines Together
Take the inside line of the first two dropper lines and the closest end from the second line, then make an overhand knot. Do the same thing with the succeeding lines by doing an overhand knot at approximately the same height.
Step 6. Tie the Second Row
Proceed to tie the second row by using the outside strand. Do the same thing you did on the first row by utilizing the first outside string. Tie the lines together by running them both through with an overhand knot. Repeat the same process just like with the first line.
Step 7. Work the Bottom Line
After the net is tied down all the way to the last row, attach it to the bottom line. The bottom line should be at least an inch below the last knot. Take your tag ends and run it in front of the line and run them back around each other on either side by doing a square knot.
Step 8. Align the Bottom and Top Lines
Slide the end lines where they’re approximately the same as the top line ,so everything’s nice and squared up. Do the same with the rest of the lines.
Step 9. Trim the Excess Paracord
Now that the line is attached to the bottom string, trim off any excess paracord. Use a lighter to melt the ends to make sure the tied ends don’t unravel.
Step 10. Cut the Corners
Cut a rope on each corner and secure it to the hammock so it doesn’t slip back off. Tie it to the bottom line with an overhand knot.
Step 11. Clip the Ends Together
Use a carabiner to clip the ends together by running it through each loop on the bottom. Flip it around and do the same thing on the other end.
Step 12. Time to Suspend the Paracord Hammock
You now have your makeshift hammock, ready to suspend. Wrap your paracord suspension around the tree then pull the other end. Attach the carabiner to the appropriate knob then hook the other end up.
Check out the full video and start making your DIY paracord hammock chair:
There goes your DIY hammock chair finished product. It’s a great skill to learn for all outdoor folks out there. Well, you probably have a nice hammock already, but this will help just in case you forgot to put it in your backpack. Enjoy watching the video while learning something new today!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.