I'm planning a bike trip to Oshkosh this year to go see the airshow with some friends. As I'm familiar with airports and they're lack of trees I was afraid I'd have to take the tent. OH, I would have done so without complaint just to see the show but with the money I'll be spending going there I figured that another 80 bucks wouldn't be so bad. After reading enough threads on here I went to the bay and purchased a Texsport Padre Island Hammock. It's item 14262 on page 4 of that link. They're between 50-80 bucks on Ebay.
I set it up this morning in my shop and hung my WBBB from it. I have about a foot of strap extended from the hang points. This left about 10 inches under my rump when sitting in the hammock so I could put it down a little bit more. When I get it home I'm going to put an eye bolt up on top or switch to a combination of eyebolt and shook (s hooks come with it) so that I can run my tarp over the top. I should have a nice little portable shelter. It's 30 pounds so you won't be hiking with it BUT this is a motorcycle trip and I will be pulling my trailer. So the other thing will be to affix a mount to the bottom of my trailer to store the 6 pieces that the stand comes in.
Thanks to this forum I was able to decide on this option but I also know I was hoping to find a recommended stand for my Hammock. So now there is one.
I tried it out, not a good idea really. 5 minutes before work, I was barely awake putting it together, Luckily I normally hang with my feet the other way so getting used to the feet in the box I was able to stay awake. Normally at home when I put my feet to the right I get about to 'So this is..' in the phrase 'So this is what it feels like to have your feet to the right' before I fall asleep.
I got up, stuffed the hammock back in the bag, took the parts apart (you'll need a heavy mallet to knock the pieces apart, use a little grease but it will try to wedge together. I used a 3 foot section of 2x6 this morning.) and got it all stored in my truck about 5 minutes before the boss got here. But its Friday and I know we're all obsessed with the royal wedding, right?