Originally Posted by PappyAmos
Thanks! Poles came from my local Army Surplus store (Strickland's Surplus in Wilmington, NC. ) The 4' sections were $4 each. Also sold in bags of 12 (I think) at a lower price per each plus you get the carrying bag.
It took me two days to get through this thread but I did it! I was looking into following Alamosa's design, but a trip to Lowe's last night scared me away because of the $$$. I was closing in on $100 with metal & rope...
I plan on taking my hammock with me in my new purchased tent camper that I pick up tomorrow. Alot of the sites lately have been treeless, or not suitable for a hammock at the very least.
I wanted something lightweight and somewhat portable. The turtledog seems pretty good, just wish I could do without a chain link ridgepole. I like PappyAmos' fiberglass ridgepole and I have a few questions regarding it.
Firstly, is this still being used? Any issues or concerns with it? I'm looking to hang with my girlfriend bringing us in on the 300lb total mark. Think fiberglass will be sufficent? I LOVE how the sections break down, and fit back together. A bit costly...but should also be lighter.
I found these
...are they the same thing that was used? If I go to an Army Navy Surplus...do I just ask for fiberglass Ham Antenna poles?
Additionally, I do end up at some sites with one tree. Has anyone fashioned a way to use ONE stand and a tree? I think this would be impossible because of the ridge pole...but you never know.
Once I pick up the camper tomorrow, I will measure out my storage trunk so that I know my max wood length and then I'll get building!