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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    I just started reading this thread but wondered if anyone has considered a pipe footing as an insert and letting the round peice set the angle with concrete nails



    A would be a steel knob that would fit as an end cap like we have on tent poles
    B would be at a different angle than C to provide a short offset to allow for short poles.
    Base bar would be longer as now it is round and spread the weight say 1foot or slightly more.
    Drill holes to allow the concrete nails a little wiggle room and the pin on the knob would go all the way thru? Maybe not, might want to keep the strength.
    I am not sure what issue this is trying to solve unless it is just preventing the pole from sinking. That I resolve with a small chunk of wood or a rock so I don't have to haul more hardware.
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    Great thread! I have been thinking about a tree-less pole setup. This gives me some ideas. I too would like a shorter version for hauling on the bikes.

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    why not just use your hiking poles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    why not just use your hiking poles?
    You certainly could, if your hiking poles are strong enough. Mine certainly are not.

    However, I don't need to get heavier hiking poles because when hiking, I can always move along until I have a nice set of trees for hanging. This stand is for those cases where the location is set and I don't have the option of picking a different site that has trees (not always an option at scout events as shown in the second post of this thread).
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    Well after reading this great thread and not having any trees in my back yard I set out yesterday on a mission to build a stand so I could spend a cool night in my hammock. Thanks for all the ideas on here. I did a couple of things different. I bought two 8ft 1 inch aluminum tubing 2-8 inch spikes and 4-12 inch spikes. I already had the 7/64 amsteel and the fling it. I spent a total of $31.00. The project took almost all day but I had a great night in the hammock. It works great and with all the lines now adjusted properly and cut to fit it will take no time to setup. I bought all the materals at Lowes. Let me see if I can get the pics to load.

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    How do I post pics

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    now thats what i call style!!!!

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    litefoot-- Where in Lowes did you find two 8ft aluminum tubing for less than $31?

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    I found the tubes where the metal is at. But they were in a standup rack that you can spin. I think that the tubes were around $15.00 a peice.

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    I cant imagine hiking poles or any thin aluminum tubing working - I am 225 and the stresses on those poles are really something. Are we talking 1" aluminum tubes?

    Alamosa I was thinking that this would allow a pitch on the pole at an angle of choosing and less chance of slipping.
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