Potential Backpacking Hammock Stand
Ok, I've been looking for a way to put up a hammock when there are no trees around for a while.
I've seen the Turtle Lady Stand, great and easy to build.
The 'improved' version, the Turtle Dog stand, also great and easy to build.
There is only one problem I've had with these. They don't seem 'portable' enough for me. I drive a Honda Civic. I don't have room to pack 3 6' long poles into my car when I go camping. So I've kept searching.
Today I found this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2W-Y...eature=related
WOW! Looks like maybe 3' or 4' dowels staked out.
I'm thinking about using Amsteel Blue instead of wire cable, with splices and a bowlin or figure 8 on a bite or a double locking splice instead of all the hardware. I'm sure that would be a good substitute for the line, I'm just trying to figure out a lighter alternative to hauling around 4 10" steel lag bolts that would still hold.
Anyone have some ideas?