Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
perfect. thank you
That's a great idea!
I will give it a try this week end
I noticed that the pole in your pic looks like it's just stuck in the ground, but the pole in the source site shows the pole butting up against the base of the tree. Were you able to use your seat with the pole not against the tree? I ask because if you don't need to go all the way back against the tree, it seems you could use a shorter pole.
Thanks for sharing this great idea!
I used a 36" pole and it was a bit unstable but I bet it would be fine if the pocket was deeper and the seat was wider, still havent done that. I have tried it with a short pole not against the tree but that was unstable, having it wedged up to the tree also keeps that pole from just slipping out on you.
So I had an idea for the pole. Don't have any pics yet, will post when I get some. I got Sch 40 PVC in 1/2", 3/4", and 1". Cut them to 4' lengths, will cut to exact length when I get a chance to use it and see exactly how long I need. Then I cut each the 1/2 and 3/4 length wise, down 1 side, on my tablesaw with blade only up about 1/4". They all fit together, tightly. Took a little "coercing". Then PVC caps on both sides, with the bottom one drilled out and a 5/16" galvanized bolt through hole in middle, with lock washers and nut. Used bench grinder to make a point on the end of the bolt. Now I have a nice smooth top to put into the fabric, a spike to hold into the ground, and a strong and not overly heavy pole to use. Can also be used as a hiking pole to get there. Since my interest is in a hunting seat, I will also paint it camo later.
The pole is 30" when it is extended all the way out.
Does anyone have an update on their seats?
I used parts from a set of crutches for the adjustable pole, made a small gathered end hammock. Cut a 4 inch slot in the middle of the 4" triple sewn hem. Made a pouch for the pole out of 1.5 inch webbing with a sewn in loop for a 6" spreader bar made of PVC,gathered the material lashed it to the spreader bar. I also installed a aluminum tent stake in the end of the pole to keep pole from slipping out from under you. Supports my 280 lbs, real comfortable.