- Scissors – to cut webbing and rope
- Lighter – to burn ends and prevent fraying
- 10-15 ft of 1 inch tubular webbing
- 36 inches of rope (I recommend 4 to 6 mm in thickness)
- Carabiner – only needed if you want to learn how to hang your rings really high (15+ feet)
Note: You want to purchase the rope and webbing from your local climbing supply store. It should all be rated for climbing, which means even a small 4mm rope will hold 700+ pounds of weight.
Knots to know:
Double Fisherman’s Knot (Example, Detailed How- To)
Overhand knot on a bight (Example, Detailed How- To)
Prusik Knot (Example, Detailed How- To)
Timber Hitch (Example, Detailed How- To)
Step 2: Tie an overhand knot on a bight on one end of the webbing
Step 3: Using a Prusik knot, attach the loop you just made to the end of the webbing with the overhand knot. The Prusik should be tied ABOVE the overhand knot.
Step 4: Throw the web over a beam, branch, or anything you want to hang from. With the opposite end of the webbing, tie a timber hitch onto the end of your prusik knot.
Here’s a video of me hanging the strap from a tree branch:
If you need a detailed How To Guide, here’s one for each knot: