Hey everyone. I am a complete newbie at this. I don't even have a hammock yet, though I'm going to buy the DangerBird by Dream Hammock soon. This summer I am going on a camping trip with my church's youth group, and I'm almost certain that I will not be able to hang the hammock from trees. Space in the van for my hammock stand will be extremely limited. Think like 7 people and all of their tents and food and clothes and whatnot. Anyway, I need a way to make a collapsible hammock stand as teeny tiny as possible. And the cheaper the better. I'm a poor college student. I thought about making one and then taking it apart for the trip there. This means though that a whole van load of teenagers will be stepping all over it every time we stop. I'm guessing that would be ok if it is just boards, but it still needs to be short enough to fit in the van's aisle. I weigh around 150 lbs (did I just post that on the internet??? ) so I'm guessing weight won't be too much of a problem. Is it even possible to make one tiny enough? I'd consider buying one, but the only ones I've seen have been quite expensive. I would really appreciate your tips!!!