Hey guys well I've found the perfect solution and the way to get around the dorms pesky rules. The school offers a "bedloft" which is basically a cash cow. anyways it fits right in where the bed goes and has a solid steel frame. I can hang diagonally on the frame and have the bed up above. that way I get the bed for "cuddling" and the freaky hammock dungeon. I realized that no matter how I shook it I couldn't fit any kind of stand. I was lucky enough to get a room mate who thinks my exploits are pretty bad ***. As for the duck tape mod that revealed the possibility of bringing my hammock with here it is http://blog.makezine.com/2005/04/05/...-stress-tests/ enjoy.