I think that it would be best to start a new thread for that discussion. This isn't really TurtleDog stand related.
Having said that, I also don't think it would work or be useful enough to actually work for hanging a hammock the way that we want to hang. In theory, yes, that is how you would do it (the Alamosa method and many others have done variations of the same thing), but the set up in the video would leave you laying comfortably on the ground, you would need to hope to have dirt that you could bury all of your stakes deeply in the dirt yet still not so soft that the stakes could pull free, and you would have to hope that you could find very large branches in an area that doesn't have trees for hanging in (I know... maybe you have huge trees that are all too far apart, so not an impossibility but unlikely that you will find the size branches you need without having live trees that will work better to hang from).
My suggestion is you read this thread and the various other related threads. It is an amazing stand set up and would work in most situations. I may build one of those some day but since I live in Florida many (most) of the places I hang my stakes are in what we call sugar sand (imagine burying your stakes in a bag of sugar) so the TurtleDog stand is my best option.
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It takes 12 sections for the two tripods plus 3-4 additional sections for the ridgepole.
I saw something where a guy made a hiking staff with copper fittings epoxied to the wood and then screwed together. Then I thought that they make furniture out of PVC, so why not use PVC fittings, and epoxy them to 2 x 3's in whatever length you want and screw them together?? You would need to shave the ends of the wood so it was round.
They seem cheap enough, I don't pretend to know what size is needed but I guessed maybe these would work:
This refers to post #165
I started a new thread...hammock Stand 2 pole and cord.
Posted answer to humpback with the anchor question there. I don't know how the anchor will work in sugar sand...only one way to know for sure.