I did a variation of the turtle lady stand with metal conduit and lashing as seen here ... it could easily use 5' poles and thereby only use 3 10' pieces of conduit instead of my 6. That would make it both cheaper and easier to pack. My 10' poles are still pretty easy to deal with.
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This is the portable stand that I use for when trees are not an option (usually scouting events where I am unable to choose my location). I believe it is the basis for Sgt Rocks stand he mentioned. May times I will use a single pole when a tree or other structure is available to hold one end.
This is the thread that discusses the Stake Booms that allow the whole thing to nest.
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I'm told people have hung with one tree and a bike (!) as the other support, but I'll believe it when I see it.
There is a picture on DD Hammocks homepage, just wait for the slide on the main page.
Here's one with a bike / without trees.
Last edited by Womble; 04-02-2012 at 17:52.
Ahh, I was talking bicycle...motorcycle seems more feasible.
Here's a set up pedro posted a while back using two ski poles
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Give me one tree and a vehicle with a trailer hitch, and I'm good:
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