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    Backyard setup with no trees?

    I just need to pick your brains a little. I don't have any trees in my backyard. I do have a sturdy fence for one end of my hammock. Are there any suggestions of a way to setup the other end of my hammock in the backyard without putting a post in the ground? Is there some kind of way to build a makeshift, moveable stand? I want to be able to set up my tarp as well.

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    Look around in the DIY section. A TurtleDog stand is a simple bet and half a TurtleDog stand could be used if you have one end already in place.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...urtleDog-stand

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    Turtledog Stand. Do you have a wood swingset for the kids? Use it as the base for one side of a turtledog stand. You can probably set up two hammocks and have a campout with a child.
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    I don't have a swing set. Would the turtle dog work without the pipe? Maybe if I built one and used my fence for the other end?

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    Nope.

    The hammock pulls on either end towards the center and would pull the stand down.

    That's why you either have to sink a post, or have a ridge pole to keep the ends from falling toward each other.
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    Use the fence as one point. One tripod and the ridge pole of a turtle dog on the other. Shouldn't be tough to make it detachable from the fence to move it out of the way when not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Nope.

    The hammock pulls on either end towards the center and would pull the stand down.

    That's why you either have to sink a post, or have a ridge pole to keep the ends from falling toward each other.
    Or you could forego the top rail in favor of running a fixed ridgeline from the fence to the top of a single TDS tripod (or bipod) and then down to the ground with a STONG stake. I've used one of those twisty, screw-it-into-the-ground, dog tie outs and it was fine.
    Or you could use a single, strong pole along with two guy lines to two twisty stakes.
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    ^ True. You can also take two 2x2s or similar 8' or so lengths of lumber and bolt them together making an inverted V, (^) and attach your hammock to that and then a strong line to the ground with a substantial anchor.

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    you can also do a knockoff of the YATS. Ive been using one in the yard for a month now. Most of the time one end to a tied to a tree. sometimes i use a 2x3 on each end depending where the shade is and where i want to hang.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...and-%28YATS%29

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