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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHawkins View Post
    If you need a stand and want to avoid carying anything except cord then this can work.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/v...ls&videoid=707
    Do you have details of the ground fixings or a photo to help visualise there set-up please?
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humpback View Post
    Do you have details of the ground fixings or a photo to help visualise there set-up please?
    Alan

    I think that it would be best to start a new thread for that discussion. This isn't really TurtleDog stand related.

    Having said that, I also don't think it would work or be useful enough to actually work for hanging a hammock the way that we want to hang. In theory, yes, that is how you would do it (the Alamosa method and many others have done variations of the same thing), but the set up in the video would leave you laying comfortably on the ground, you would need to hope to have dirt that you could bury all of your stakes deeply in the dirt yet still not so soft that the stakes could pull free, and you would have to hope that you could find very large branches in an area that doesn't have trees for hanging in (I know... maybe you have huge trees that are all too far apart, so not an impossibility but unlikely that you will find the size branches you need without having live trees that will work better to hang from).

    My suggestion is you read this thread and the various other related threads. It is an amazing stand set up and would work in most situations. I may build one of those some day but since I live in Florida many (most) of the places I hang my stakes are in what we call sugar sand (imagine burying your stakes in a bag of sugar) so the TurtleDog stand is my best option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    I think that it would be best to start a new thread for that discussion. This isn't really TurtleDog stand related.
    My apologies.

    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    Having said that, I also don't think it would work or be useful enough to actually work for hanging a hammock the way that we want to hang. In theory, yes, that is how you would do it (the Alamosa method and many others have done variations of the same thing), but the set up in the video would leave you laying comfortably on the ground, you would need to hope to have dirt that you could bury all of your stakes deeply in the dirt yet still not so soft that the stakes could pull free, and you would have to hope that you could find very large branches in an area that doesn't have trees for hanging in (I know... maybe you have huge trees that are all too far apart, so not an impossibility but unlikely that you will find the size branches you need without having live trees that will work better to hang from).
    I agree, which is why I was intrigued to see details of his ground fixings!

    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    My suggestion is you read this thread and the various other related threads. It is an amazing stand set up and would work in most situations. I may build one of those some day but since I live in Florida many (most) of the places I hang my stakes are in what we call sugar sand (imagine burying your stakes in a bag of sugar) so the TurtleDog stand is my best option.
    Dave
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I have already done that from the time of its inception to its current end point as well as Turtlelady's thread and of course this one . This and any other viable non-tree solutions for use either in my back garden (yard) and on English/Scotish canoe trips with my determinedly tent camping friend where trees are not always available are of interest to me.
    Best regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy View Post
    The local military supply has these for $7.50 per section. I think 12 would do it. That is $90 plus tax. What do you think of that price?
    They are half that price where I ordered them, BUT, with the high cost of shipping included, I paid about $7.77 each. I did get a heavy duty carry bag and some misc. pieces I didn't need with that price. The carry bag is very nice. (links and photos in post #203)

    It takes 12 sections for the two tripods plus 3-4 additional sections for the ridgepole.

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    I saw something where a guy made a hiking staff with copper fittings epoxied to the wood and then screwed together. Then I thought that they make furniture out of PVC, so why not use PVC fittings, and epoxy them to 2 x 3's in whatever length you want and screw them together?? You would need to shave the ends of the wood so it was round.
    They seem cheap enough, I don't pretend to know what size is needed but I guessed maybe these would work:
    http://www.pvcfittingsdirect.com/_e/...chedule_40.htm

    http://www.pvcfittingsdirect.com/_e/...chedule_40.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    They are half that price where I ordered them, BUT, with the high cost of shipping included, I paid about $7.77 each. I did get a heavy duty carry bag and some misc. pieces I didn't need with that price. The carry bag is very nice. (links and photos in post #203)

    It takes 12 sections for the two tripods plus 3-4 additional sections for the ridgepole.
    They sell the new bag for $20. Owner also mentioned they are for sale on ebay and crags list. At this point the tree stakes and left over gas pipe will be it for me. Thank's for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humpback View Post
    My apologies.
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    No worries and no need for an apology...

    Best of luck finding the stand that works for you

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    Great stand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Groovy...Nice work on the stand. I can't see clearly in the photo how you did your lashing, but I do mine like this. It's strong and lets the tripod fold up nicely if needed.



    Thanks. I used both the "kit" with the bag and the six section set to have enough sections (see post #212). There are 2-3 sections left over depending on how long you make the ridgepole.

    The stand posted in this thread has a 12' ridgepole and in the turtlelady thread post #613, it is shown with a 16' ridgepole.

    Clear as mud yet?
    gmcttr- I just noticed all the good info you sent me. Thank you and the clove hitch video is just what i needed to make my stand more presentable. You have this stuff dialed in!

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    I started a new thread...hammock Stand 2 pole and cord.

    Posted answer to humpback with the anchor question there. I don't know how the anchor will work in sugar sand...only one way to know for sure.

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