my 8 year old daughter asked me earlier today if we could hammock camp out in our backyard tonight... how could I say no? It is her first hang, after all!
so, currently (just past 10pm EST), we are hanging -- i in my ENO DN w/ bugnet, and she in her Hennessey Cub Asym Zip (which I bought from @golite here on HF!).
we've been chattin' it up for about an hour, and now she has just about fallen asleep!
in my quest to find a cheapo hammock stand, I had found a mildly abused Nags Head steel hammock stand off Craigslist the other day. As I paid up and collected the stand, I noticed that someone had dismantled and thrown out a two-person swinging seat set. I went over and inspected the wares... and so I grabbed those parts too!
After a bit of cleanup and a trip to the Home Depot for some hardware, I mish-mashed some parts together to come up with TWO bi-pods, of sorts -- one for the kid, and one for me! I staked them down and hung our hammocks to them and the other end to out deck!