The folding stand is one I looked at before building mine. Looks to me like that design works really well. Seems very easy and portable. My stand isn't portable. Moving it around the yard is one thing but if I wanted to take my stand to another location, I would have to completely disassemble it and use a car able to carry 8' boards. If I was building a portable stand, I would definitely build a stand that was lighter and more compact than what I built. Like the one old gringo linked to.
Maybe building a small scale model out of pop-sickle sticks and straight pins would allow some low impact trials regarding how to overcome these types of problems.
If someone really wanted to make a pair of these stands portable, they could mount two of them on a single axle flat bed trailer with a chuck wagon kitchen up front, or in back near the drop gate, head to the state parks, and extend the ends out for some hammock camping without the state park rangers going ballistic over hammock campers using the park's trees.
This design could be modified so that everything fits cross-ways on one of those low side rail landscaping type screen trailers. A chuck wagon type of pop-up lid cook station is pretty easy to build. . .
Can you tell that the ole noodle has been working on this very idea ever since I finished building my version of the hammock stand a few posts back ?!?
ok, this just looked too good not to try. just finished mine and rigged up my WBBB to it for a test hang. with the eye bolts at the top of the outposts, i can't get a nice firm ridgeline unless i pull it up real high, like high enough where i need a small footstool to get in, and i'm 6,1.
soooo, quick question, what kind of hammock you guys got in yours, and what would you guys think of me lowering the eyebolts? would that compromise strength, stability? thanks.
I'm using a ENO doublenest. Mine hangs at a nice height, as you can see in some of the original pictures. I think you should be able to put the eye bolts wherever you'd like without compromising anything. Hope you get it worked out.
thanks. i had an idea this a.m. i was going to remove and lower that spacer with the eyebolt, but then it occured to me, i could just drill and put a bolt through the outpost about 14 inches lower, and use that as my attachment point since i'm using biners. then i could leave the upper eye bolt for my tarp attachment. what would you think of that? if i were to do that, what size bolt would hold 185 lbs in a hammock? 1/2" ? also, if that worked, i could drill a couple at different heights, and make the stand kind of adjustable. thanks.
Last edited by griesl; 05-13-2011 at 08:46.
I may have misunderstood the above question...forgot this is a double upright version of the stand. If the bolt is to go through both 2x4s, and the intent is to clip on to the portion of the bolt that is exposed between them, then, yeah, 1x2" would be a safe choice.