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    Great job! i want to make one for my hubby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaitlinegordon View Post
    Great job! i want to make one for my hubby!
    Until I hear my wife make that same statement, I'll keep fiddling with mine and try to fine tune it.

    Great thread - has me working on a similar set up here. If I have anything profound or new to add to the conversation I will.

    Thank you to all who have posted ideas, links, and pictures. The portable, simple stands significantly increase hanging opportunities when I travel to treeless realms.

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    Well folks, I've used my TL stand twice in the field. Out of 8 days camping, 2 nights were at a location without trees in the tenting area, so out came the stand. It worked beautifully. I thought I had forgotten my S hooks so I hung by prussiks again. No problems at all. It rained and again no issues at all in the hammock. I left my kneepads at home so I padded the poles with some junky water shoes. That was surprisingly effective.

    One tip I'll pass along is to use a ski bag to bundle and carry the stand. That's what I'm doing and it works great.

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    As a ridge pole, i am thinking to use a pole used in windsurf.

    They are in two pieces connected, made of fiberglass or carbon, so they might be light.
    And second hand one may not be too expensive.

    What do you think about this idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    One tip I'll pass along is to use a ski bag to bundle and carry the stand. That's what I'm doing and it works great.
    That is exactly what I was thinking of using for mine! Great minds!


    I just got back from my vacation, I took my stand down to my mummas house and used it indoors while I was there worked amazingly and my grandpa was there to help me make some improvements on it! I will take pictures of what we did when I have the chance!


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    Phew.... just went through 20 pages.... This is a brilliant thread! Lot's of innovation and ideas.
    But i lack one information: Does anyone know how much force is on the ridgepole?(compression force(in my case 200 pounds incl gear)) or how to calculate it?
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    Bomber, this is from another thread. The force decreases as the angle increases.

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    I was thinking of a ridgepole just a tad longer(few inches) than my WB, when hung at 30 dg's(i want to make a stand that is light enough to carry on my back and that can pack down small).... But it must be possible to calculate, how much force it would have to resist
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    That chart should cover it. Based on 30 degree angle and 200 pounds load, you'll be pulling 173.24 pounds on each end. Double that since you'll be pulling from both ends, so compressive force on the pole will be 346.48 pounds. I'd want something that can handle double of that for a safety margin.
    In your testing, only hang as high as you are willing to fall, and do it over something soft. Maybe wear a helmet if you're worried about the pole coming down on you.

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    I don't know the strength of a chain link fence top rail, but I can say that I didn't experience any bending at all when I hung from mine. I'm about 230 ish.. so say 250 with gear for a round number. I think I managed a 30 degree hang angle. The rail is the heaviest part of my stand, and maybe not great for carrying on a pack.

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