Binding Guy wires is an integral step in constructing a secure structure.For anything from a tent, to a hammock frame, to a wind-resistant clothesline -guy wires are a must-have item. Although there are many ways to tie guy wires, the following guidance will illustrate one of the most popular and effective ways of doing so.
To secure the guy wire, you will need an anchor point for entwining. Whether it’s a tree trunk or a stake pounded in the earth, make sure it’s stable enough for the purpose. Now take the end of the wire and wrap it in several circles around your anchor. The wraps should be taut and close to each other before tying a knot securely at the end.
After extending the guy wire to its desired location, you’ll want to create enough slack to wrap it several times around an object when attaching it. Begin binding the wire and keep each wrap snug against the next, then knot the guy wire tightly to hold it in position.
Now it’s time to anchor the loose end of the guy wire. Ensure plenty of flexibility by leaving some space in the stretch if it is connecting to a separate object. Start making a few effective and tight wraps; once complete, fasten the knot for an immovable hold.
Job done! Congratulations – you have just completed securely fastening your object using a guy wire. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to master this skill in moments, allowing you to fashion quick and dependable binds.