I usually go with sticks, makes for a nice rustic theme (don't mind the converted sleeping bag UQ, old pic)...
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Going to trees usually allows for a bit taller porch and less stuff to trip over at ground level.
In order of preference:
Sticks found nearby
My buddy's hiking poles
All three have worked on separate occasions. This is one of my favorite aspects of hammocking; you don't just pick a piece of flat ground and set up your tent, you have to assess the site and find the most suitable solution for your current needs.
"We're the Sultans of Swing."
I'm also exceptionally lazy, so there's that.
I always put my handles at the top. Its simple to do and keeps your
handles clean and a firm footing in the ground.
Are you just flipping a coin on which side to put down? With shifting winds I can see me choosing wrong once it is sleep time
It seem that the only pic I have of porch mode is on Facebook. This was my first trip with a hammock, I think the tarp is the only thing that is still the same. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
Even a little snowy proch