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    Hanging in the Backyard

    Hey Everyone!

    I've been on the site since December of '17 and I haven't been very active. Mainly because my buddy Jayson (here on the forum) introduced me to hammocks after I've been ground pounding for basically my whole life (37 now, 34 when we met). Most questions I can throw his way but I thought I'd ask a bunch of ya what you would do. I have a fair sized backyard, no trees, 8 foot fence all around. Most of the fence posts are 4x4 but one stretch is 6x6. How would you go about hanging your hammock in a yard like this? I don't want to buy a hammock frame. I would really like to be able to hang outside on some weekends when I'm hankering for some outdoor time (family and all). I guess what I'm looking for, is answers. Do you hang off of 4x4's? Are they strong enough? I could potentially hang from a 4x4 to my deck. I know the deck will hold up but not sure about the fence. I'm droning on but I think you get the idea. Thanks in advance. All ideas apreciated

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    4x4 posts are considered sufficient if you have a horizontal top member connecting them. Without a top rail, 4x4's could break and 4x6's are preferred (with the 6" sides aligned with the plane the hammock is hanging in).

    I often hang from the two 4x4 posts supporting my 2nd story deck. These are only 11' (actually a little less) apart, so that results in a pretty tight hang for an 11' hammock.
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    Hanging in the Backyard

    Id be inclined to lash a tripod for each end.
    Tripods would be high enough to lash a crossbar between them for added stability. Also stake all six poles securely to terra firma.
    Id do all this to put hammock where I wanted it.
    And not risk busting fence posts...
    Id use Indian style tripod lashing rather than Boy Scout lashing. Its way faster, more secure, and uses less rope

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    I have one large Cherry Tree and recently lost a bunch of white pines that were my other end anchor. Sunk a 6x6 15' away from the tree and mounted a bird house up top..

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    Thanks everyone! I'm definitely going to try some ideas.

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    You could build a turtle dog stand for not too much money. This is what I use in the backyard when I want to hang under the stars with no birds pooping on me.

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    I love the idea for the Turtle Dog stand! I'm definitely doing that! Thanks so much!

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