Originally Posted by LostCause
Nice report and thanks for the pictures!
What kind of stakes did you use for the pole for the single tree hang?
The pole is 3/4" conduit, 7' long
the tie out ropes are 12'
the stakes are 1/2 conduit 2, feet long. They are just hammered into the ground at a pretty good angle, the ground was pretty soft and they went down approx 14" I drilled a hole about 6" from the top of each stake to be able to slide a tent stake thru to use as a handle to pull them up.
an eye bolt mounted ,to tie the hammock off to and the tie out ropes slide down and rest on the eye bolt.
I used a piece of steel plate and a tent spike as a foot for the pole to keep it from poking down into the ground. The tent spike is just pushed in the ground thru the center hole of the plate approx 3 to 4 ". It holds the pole up temporarily till I get the ropes set out and the hammock tied off. Usually setting a single pole up by yourself is a pain, but now I got my routine down,
pace off the pole distannce, plant the spike, pace off the ropes and plant the stakes, then adjust the pole and tie off the hammock,