I am a noob to the "hang" and here on HF, but have become very close to becoming obsessed with the notion of a portable hammock stand. I haven't read ALL of this thread, but have loved the DIYs and pictures and ideas -- I'm *this close* to running over to Home Depot and getting my DIY on. I have perused the internet for the bipod and tripod setups, particularly in the event that you have only ONE tree/post to hang on and need the portable stand to make the hang work.
Has anyone thought of using the aluminum square tubes? I wanna say I saw 8' and 6" 2"x2" aluminum tubes... or maybe they were 1x1s (which would be too wimpy to use)???
I know that wood is gonna be cheaper, but i was thinking the aluminum might be lighter and more durable in the long run... but what do I know?