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    Wow! That's great, Jodster!

    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Before ya'll spend too much time creatively on the hammocks.... Plan the tarp covers....That is the hard part.
    I'm sure part of Pan's concern is the area... on the order of 600 square feet need to be covered!

    (That will take 200 yards of fabric!)

    So, what we're going to do first is figure out how to use the tarps that come with each of the three hammocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    So, what we're going to do first is figure out how to use the tarps that come with each of the three hammocks.

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    What about running a static ridgeline 14' long between each of the poles 7' off the ground? It would be an easy way to ensure an equidistant setup and could help strengthen the structure. Tarps can either be thrown over the ridgelines and tied off to the poles or staked out in the usual manner. This doesn't cover the middle of the structure, but if you put a fire in the center then you don't want to have a bunch of nylon hanging right above it anyway.
    A free canoe is better than no canoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I did a little research and found that the plains tee-pee poles were set at about 45*.
    I have not done any research, but most of the tee-pee's that I have seen, the poles are more vertical than a 45 degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I'm sure part of Pan's concern is the area... on the order of 600 square feet need to be covered!

    (That will take 200 yards of fabric!)

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    Uh...600 Square Feet is 66 2/3 square yards...if my math recollection is right, there are 9 square feet in a square yard.
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonofdoubt View Post
    What about running a static ridgeline 14' long between each of the poles 7' off the ground?
    That's a good idea... I've given it some thought, but it's one of those things that have to be tried out.

    I'm not sure I want to hang from a tripod that has a fire in the middle. It could be a cooking area, but I don't want to hang my nylon hammock so close to a fire!

    Today I found fiberglass poles in 45" sections, for $1 per section. So, for $18 I obtained three poles, each 22'6" long. No good asa travois, but they might work well as a hammock stand. I'll let you know how well soon!

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    Mac, could you use the top rail of chain link fence? fin used it to build his "arc de fin". Not sure of the strength, but is available in 10-20 foot lengths, check your local pipe supplier or fence place.
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    Lodgepole pine. Tradition has to count for something.

    And if you pay attention to what kind of wood gets put on it, and how much, a fire should be okay.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Mac, could you use the top rail of chain link fence?
    I'm not familiar with it, but I'll check it out. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    fin used it to build his "arc de fin".
    Somehow, I missed that... I like it a lot!

    I was able to erect the tripod using my 22' fiberglass sectionals... now I'm worried that loading it up will turn it into an Arc DeFaite!

    I need to reinforce the joints.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo
    Tradition has to count
    I agree, but... it's hard to find in NC.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo
    a fire should be okay
    I'm more worried about the nylon than the poles!

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    I wonder if this could be done with three kayaks?

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