Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    6,240

    One Tree/One Truck Hang

    As evidenced by numerous threads in the subject, there are many ways to skin this cat. Here's mine.



    A 48" piece of 2" black iron pipe rests over the 2" ball on the receiver hitch. The pipe is supported at the top with two ratchet straps, while the Speer is hung from the hook from an old ratchet strap.







    Ordinarily, I would anchor the support straps to hard points in the bed of the truck, but in this case, I wanted to illustrate what I consider to be the best way to take the horizontal load of the hammock on vehicles other than trucks. The straps are passed through the open back doors and hooked to each other. The straps are then snugged up, and the doors are closed. This is a very strong arrangement, and will not damage the vehicle.

    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  2. #2
    Senior Member Otis_Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hartford, CT
    Hammock
    HH Exped. Asym
    Tarp
    OES
    Suspension
    Dutch Biner
    Posts
    233
    Now we're talkin! I've been tossin ideas around on how to get a car/tree setup to work with my truck. This looks like it'll work out great...might have to snag this idea and try it out!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Poppabear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lexington Park, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7
    Tarp
    Zpacks Cuben Fiber
    Insulation
    Leigh's UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Treestrap
    Posts
    2,643

    Thumbs up

    Wow! That is indeed a very intresting way to skin a cat. I like it's simplicity.
    Terry

  4. #4
    SkyPainter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stoneham, MA
    Hammock
    WBBB; WBRR; WBXLC;HH Exped
    Tarp
    WB Superfly, Camo
    Insulation
    AHE: HG TQUQ: Lynx
    Suspension
    Whoopies&Dutchware
    Posts
    3,027
    Images
    30
    SWEET set-up, Gringo! Nicely done!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

  5. #5
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    6,240
    Gargoyle raised a good point: he was concerned that one of the hooks could pop off of the pipe, and possibly slingshot the ratchet through the back glass.

    I went out and played with it, and this only happens if the angle of pull is above the horizontal. I have no idea if there is enough rebound in polyester strap to make this a realistic possibility, and have no plans to find out. Here's the fix...a continuous loop of 1/8" Amsteel girth hitched to the pipe.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  6. #6
    Senior Member Harpo63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lancaster County, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB DBL 1.7
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    KAQ,WB,Ham. Gear
    Suspension
    Dutch clips, strap
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Gargoyle raised a good point: he was concerned that one of the hooks could pop off of the pipe, and possibly slingshot the ratchet through the back glass.

    I went out and played with it, and this only happens if the angle of pull is above the horizontal. I have no idea if there is enough rebound in polyester strap to make this a realistic possibility, and have no plans to find out. Here's the fix...a continuous loop of 1/8" Amsteel girth hitched to the pipe.
    This is where I would rather use the carabiner style hooks at the end of the ratchet strap. No chance of coming lose when clipped into a loop of some sort.

    What about attaching the other end of the strap to the metal brackets that tend to be at the bottom 4 corners of a pick up bed designed to strap stuff down? Or is that not something every truck has?

  7. #7
    I have yakima kayak racks on my truck and I have hung from one side of those:

  8. #8
    mbiraman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Kootenays,BC,Canada
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB DL 1.1 & Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Black MacCat Del.
    Insulation
    Yeti 3,4 & HRQ/HGB
    Suspension
    webbing/whoopie
    Posts
    4,590
    Images
    7
    Simple and it works.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

    www.birchsidecustomwoodwork.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member ice man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central Ia
    Hammock
    Clark TX 250
    Tarp
    Warbonnet Superfly
    Insulation
    HG Incubator
    Suspension
    straps
    Posts
    307
    Yeah, baby, Lovin' it. Maybe eye bolts at tailgate height and.......Hmmm.
    Yeah, do-able. Thanks much for the post. More "stuff" to haul around.

  10. #10
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    6,240
    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    This is where I would rather use the carabiner style hooks at the end of the ratchet strap. No chance of coming lose when clipped into a loop of some sort.

    What about attaching the other end of the strap to the metal brackets that tend to be at the bottom 4 corners of a pick up bed designed to strap stuff down? Or is that not something every truck has?
    That's what I do. The pics are for folks without trucks.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

Similar Threads

  1. One Tree Hang
    By mbiraman in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 03-09-2014, 16:23
  2. One Tree Hang
    By Taser in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-24-2013, 08:28
  3. No Tree/One Tree Hang w/Bipod(s)
    By oldgringo in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-17-2012, 04:46

Tags for this Thread

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
  •