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    Hanging a hammock in a State or National Park?

    Howdy folks, I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good light weight system for hanging a hammock without using trees. What I'm looking for is a light system of poles that can be rigged easily. I am having to travel for work right now and I'm staying in a Fla State Park. Unfortunately you are not allowed to use trees for hammocks in these places and I'm forced to use a tent. Tents are okay but I really miss my hammock. My hammock is a Clark NX-250.

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    Yeah many of us have felt the mental restriction turn into back pain in some state parks (but not all)...Florida is notorious for mental limitation concerning hanging anything from a tree.
    For the last 2 weeks I've been touring out west--solely in the National Park System--abs. no problems hanging except where there are not trees.
    In the past I've recommended setting up a tent for the ranger on 'patrol' and hanging you hammock in the brush behind your official campsite.
    But a take apart hammock stand like the one in the garden section of Walmart will stowe after being taken apart even in small --compact-- cars. That is the quick, easy, cheap solution and takes little time to assemble.
    This way you are legal and comfortable!

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    Send a PM to MacEntyre he has built many lightweight stands: bamboo, conduit etc.......he may be able to help you out. Also, check out this site: http://www.imrisk.com/hammockstand/hammockstand.htm. When you travel do you drive a work truck or car?
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    Ed Speer made one that he and his wife would hang from (and tarps) without issue! He used to take it to some of the hangs that they would attend! For the life of me I can't seem to find that pic and I know it's on here somewhere!?!?!?
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    The picture shows my system of aluminum poles and webbing. I wanted to do something close to this, but then stumbled upon a post from warbonnetguy and made almost the same stand. At least I think so. Each pole has three sections. I spent the last night in it and it's fine. To heavy for a backpack for sure.
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    I'd like to add a simple drawing, what can be done with those poles. They are quite versatile.
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    Thanks for the info folks! Sorry I haven't responded until now but as I said in my original post, Ive been working out of town and have no internet access.

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