Originally Posted by TFC Rick
What about moving the spreader bar towards the hammocks and away from the tree? Each hammocks tree huggers used as usual with the bar holding them apart. A tie out could even come from the suspension at the point of the spreader bar.
This is a good idea.
We explored where those guy lines should go, and how many would be required to stabilize the hanger bar most effectively. We concluded that if the bar is not absolutely fixed in place, then getting in or out of one hammock will create an unacceptable amount of movement in the other.
The type of tree will also play into the equation. A palm or a cypress (hard wood with smooth bark
) should be fine. A yellow pine (soft wood with big chunky bark that breaks off easily
) would be a poor choice.
So many trees, so little time...
We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
His friends and merry men are we;
And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
We burrow in the cypress tree.
The turfy hammock is our bed,
Our home is in the red deer's den,
Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
For we are wild and hunted men.