Hammock Hanging with one Tree
Has anyone done it?
We went out last weekend and its going to be a regular spot for us, but the only downfall is.... lack of hammocking tree's, there are tree lines, but none suitable (without hacking vegetation away) to hang from.
So i was thinking of something along the lines of x2 pieces of 3"x2" timber, 4-5' long, coach bolted together at the top with some D shackle's attached, then placed in an upside down V configuration and then using two heavy duty dog tethers to anchor it on the opposite side?
pardon the crude drawing, but something like this...
Yep. Been there, done that.
You can either use a bipod for a tree substitute or a monopod - the monopod requires two substantial guylines (Amsteel) and two substantial anchors.
For anchors I have been using the big orange contractor stakes found at Lowes, three per line, set up using a load-equalizing hitch. It uses a continuous loop of Amsteel (12-15 feet) so that each anchor stake receives 1/3 of the load. So far, no failures!
Found a pic to prove that it DID HAPPEN!
I set this anchor up with a poly canoe strap, before I made my Amsteel loops.