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    "One Tree" hangs

    How about a picture thread on "one tree" hangs. The ones that require a stand of some kind as the support on the other end.
    I'm sure there are a variety of ways that this gets done. In fact I've been "One Treeing" it for most of this month. At one point we had some friends of ours come out for a few nights and there were four such setups on the property where we're staying.

    I'm definitely starting to prefer this method as it lets me position the tarp and hammock exactly the direction I want w/o having to find two perfectly spaced & placed trees. Not the easiest thing to even find two trees spaced a good distance apart w/o a mass of smaller growth all crammed in between here in the SW.

    So let's see um.
    Here's my setup from the night we rolled into SoCal on our vending trip. Got in late, pitched this quick and slept happy.
    As you can see I need a shorter tarp for this setup.

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    I'm sure we can all relate to this simple prayer, "Oh Lord, please help me remember not to drive off without first detaching ...

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    A few days later I picked up my "Solo". I'd had it shipped ahead of us.
    That weekend we camped up in a little cluster of Tamarisk and ran the trailer in and out of town for vending both days. This was the first time using it and I was hooked.
    There would have been no way to hang in that mess w/o being able to just use one tree.

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    And this was my buddy and his lady using the welded loops on our vending trailer for the "tree" side.

    Of course this version is NOT for backpacking.

    We did use one of the few trees.

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    Do you ever have any trouble with the single pole sliding forward. Seems like it wants some kind of “stop” on the hammock side of the pole. I’m sure natural ground would be fine but I was recently at a popular park and the site ground was so compacted it felt like asphalt/concrete. In that case, the pole might have more a tendency to skid rather than dig in. LowTech’s photo above shows it pretty vertical but there’s quite an angle in the first photo of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    Do you ever have any trouble with the single pole sliding forward. Seems like it wants some kind of “stop” on the hammock side of the pole. I’m sure natural ground would be fine but I was recently at a popular park and the site ground was so compacted it felt like asphalt/concrete. In that case, the pole might have more a tendency to skid rather than dig in. LowTech’s photo above shows it pretty vertical but there’s quite an angle in the first photo of this thread.
    I have dug a little bit of a hole in situations like that. Just enough that the end of the pole is below grade. The other option I use is to straighten up the pole more if I think it might slip.
    Even the Solo is at more of an angle than it looks like in that photo and so far the foot on it has worked great.

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    Our typical Wisconsin State Park setup.



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    m00ch - Nice Rig! Jeeps with Kayaks (and hammocks) are like peanut butter and chocolate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00ch View Post
    Our typical Wisconsin State Park setup.



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    I can't tell from my small screen, but are you use one pole for both of you, or one pole each?

    Oh, wait . . . maybe that is a small tree and your suspension goes off camera?

    I did have to laugh when I saw your pic as this is what it looks like on the other end of our vending trailer that I'm hanging on in previous photos.
    Last edited by LowTech; 11-01-2021 at 01:42.

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