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    Question Help setting up a 1-tree backyard hang

    Hi Everyone,

    I recently moved and am looking to get my gear set-up in my new backyard, but there isn't a super easy or obvious hanging solution. I'm hoping you folks can give me some suggestions.

    I am renting, so I'm limited to how much I can change, but my landlord is pretty easy going, so I can add/modify the existing set-up somewhat.

    Here is what I have to work with:

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    My observations:

    I Think the distance between the tree and the post (Flower pot gallows??) is enough for a hang - I haven't actually tested/measured this is any way.

    As it stands, I'm pretty sure the post would not be able to handle the lateral forces from a suspension.

    The fence is not a viable anchor. It isn't of any great quality and a bit wobbly.

    I was thinking of making a guyline-like support from the pole to the ground - perhaps using one of the fence posts as an anchor, right where it exits the ground, for extra support.


    Any suggestions are appreciated!

    Thanks

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    Maybe install 2 posts into ground 15 feet apart. Three or four feet into ground about 6x6 inches by 10 or 11 feet or Make two movable tripods connected by a cross bar like a turtle dog or turtle lady stand. Search for this in Hammock Forums Good luck

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    See the links, basically you can use a chain link fence top rail ($12) to take up the compression load leaving 1/2 the weight for each support. Figure out what you need to hold it up - what you have available supplemented with a tri-pod for the other end).
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...urtleDog-stand

    I have a 1 tree spot that I hang one end of the top rail from the tree and the other end is held up with a tri-pod. This method is very stable. Here's how I made the tri-pod:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...234#post809234
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