Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    Hennessy
    Suspension
    Superior Gear buck
    Posts
    5

    Question on Hammock Stands

    Not sure where to ask this question new to this forum site. Hope Im doing this right. I live in MN and when summer comes back (for those few days) I was thinking about getting a hammock stand just incase I couldn't get out and hike or kayak to go camping and hang, so I want to set up in my back yard. I have there not enough trees to hang a hammock on and set up a camp. So I got to thinking about just digging and put a couple round post into the ground and then I came across Shug youtube video and he mentioned that some state parks don't allow tents outside the tent pad. Wow I never thought of that Shug was showing the Tensa4 and I notice his video video was 2018 so just wondering if there is anything cheaper just as good now? at home I think I may go with the poles into the ground still that just seems like a better and cheaper way. any thoughts, opinions or advice for a newbie that just wants to get out there?

  2. #2
    Senior Member jeff-oh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    US- Ohio
    Hammock
    Dutch 12' Netless
    Tarp
    ProVenture Nylon
    Insulation
    HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Humming Bird style
    Posts
    968
    Images
    1
    You can make a Tensa stand for around $30.00 with basic tools and materials from Lowes or Home depot.
    Here are some threads on the subject
    Initial Stand
    Improved packable stand build.

  3. #3
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    I have many so....
    Tarp
    Blackcrow DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    FrankenquiltUQ/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    22,219
    Images
    62
    Though I don't have one, the Turtle Dog stand is pretty straight ahead.....https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...turledog+stand
    Shug

    ShugArt Hammock Paintings....https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShugArtStu...platform-mcnav

    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

  4. #4
    Senior Member rweb82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Hammock
    DH Raven/Darien
    Tarp
    HG Dyneema w/Doors
    Insulation
    Loco Libre/HG/SLD
    Suspension
    Myerstech/Becket
    Posts
    1,429
    DIY tensa. Cost me $45 in materials (I already had some Amsteel for the connections). This stand is super stable, easy to transport, and easy to put together. I followed Mike's build from this site. https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/make-yo...ahedron-stand/

    Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Hammock
    HG Wanderlust
    Insulation
    EE TQ, HG UQ
    Posts
    210
    Define "super stable" please. I'm in the same boat: no trees, and getting into the wilderness can be a challenge. I'm tall, prefer the hammock a bit higher off the ground than some, and about 210 pounds. I just want to make sure whatever design I choose will not collapse under my weight.

    I should add that my yard is all grass, so also concerned about the supports sinking into the grass.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    Hennessy
    Suspension
    Superior Gear buck
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobonli View Post
    Define "super stable" please. I'm in the same boat: no trees, and getting into the wilderness can be a challenge. I'm tall, prefer the hammock a bit higher off the ground than some, and about 210 pounds. I just want to make sure whatever design I choose will not collapse under my weight.

    I should add that my yard is all grass, so also concerned about the supports sinking into the grass.
    Here is one thing that I also found on youtube as well and thinking about https://youtu.be/G1tB0IvZnng

    I am looking into some of these other ideas here too but I am kinda liking this one for around the house. the other one probably have for going to State Park where I can't hang in a tree.

  7. #7
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    I have many so....
    Tarp
    Blackcrow DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    FrankenquiltUQ/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    22,219
    Images
    62
    Here is another old good one. Portable. From Headchange4u right here on HF.....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...+hammock+stand
    Shug
    ShugArt Hammock Paintings....https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShugArtStu...platform-mcnav

    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    Hennessy
    Suspension
    Superior Gear buck
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Here is another old good one. Portable. From Headchange4u right here on HF.....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...+hammock+stand
    Shug
    Thank You Shug I think I like this a bit better no metal bar over my head this way. I keep looking myself too. I wonder how easy this will really break down to travel with. only one way to find out out, build it and see. Thanks again for the link. I've learned a lot from you and I keep on learning from ya.

  • + New Posts
  • Similar Threads

    1. Tarp Question for folks with Tato Hammock Stands
      By DirtBee in forum Weather Protection
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 03-09-2020, 17:42
    2. Replies: 2
      Last Post: 09-03-2017, 10:43
    3. A simple question about steel stands.
      By Bruno in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 08-22-2013, 13:44
    4. has anyone ever used one of these hammock stands
      By neo in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 08-11-2013, 19:36
    5. Question about hammock stands
      By coldstealie in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 10-01-2012, 12:19

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •