Howdy! First thread here besides my intro, so bear with me. I've been working on the impossible, a portable hammock stand that breaks down to fit in my pack along with all my gear for 2 weeks, doesn't require any tools or stakes, weighs under 10lbs, and will pass thru airport security in a carryon. I'm getting close now after 20+ failed designs, but I need help with stability. I call this my Iceland stand bc that's where I'm headed. No trees, icy or rocky ground most places (so stakes aren't a guarantee), changing camps every night, etc. I've napped in this stand for about 3 hours, but there's a lot of end-to-end sway (head-to-toe). Any ideas on how I can stabilize this thing, considering all the above constraints?
65" long, 60" wide, 32" tall, 8-9lbs
4 - 3/4" x 24" PVC (legs)
3 - 3/4" x 21" PVC (ridgepole)
4 - 1/2" x 24" EMT (legs)
3 - 1/2" x 21" EMT (ridgepole)
4 - 3/4" x 6" PVC with end caps (optional feet)
8 - thumb screws with wing nuts (12 w/feet)
2 - 3/4" 3-way PVC fittings
2 - 3/4" PVC couplings
Everything else is paracord now but will be replaced with whoopies soon. The 1/2" EMT nests inside the 3/4" PVC for transport, held together by the thumb screws. Couplings permanently affixed to center section of ridgepole. 3-ways permanently affixed to end ridgepole sections (so no loose pieces). The hammock in the pix isn't staying. I just made it to test the stand & hammock size. Replacing it with tablecloth hammock. I added the 6" feet only bc I was sinking in the wet ground & needed those few inches to keep my butt from dragging but don't plan on using them unless I need PVC at the leg ends for whatever I use to stabilize.
I tried stabilizing with guylines, but that might not be an option in Iceland, so I don't want to chance it. Also doesn't work as well as I'd hoped anyway. I'm hoping to find something that I can change about the stand or add to it (besides guylines). I'm open to suggestions! Sorry, idk how to rotate pix here.