Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 23 of 23
  1. #21
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Hammock
    learning
    Posts
    2
    I am a newbie- please feel free to rip these ideas to shreds.
    single suspension point- like a hammock chair. 8-10 foot spreader bar- hang hammock from ends of bar- drape tarp over bar for rain shelter.
    As long as branch can support weight, and bar has enough compressive strength, done deal..

  2. #22
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    St. Ansgar, IA
    Posts
    3
    Looks like a great idea.

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houghton, MI
    Hammock
    BIAS WW w/ Knotty
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    DIQ TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    WS/TH
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by theshadownose View Post
    single suspension point- like a hammock chair. 8-10 foot spreader bar- hang hammock from ends of bar
    FYI: When used like this, we usually call the "spreader bar" a ridgepole.

    The only problem I see is how the tension plays on the ridgepole. If you look at the turtlelady/turtledog stands, you see that there is an upwards bow to the ridgepole (typically chain link fence top rails). That is with the suspension points being a few inches from each end. If you suspend from the center, you're going to exacerbate this issue. You'll need a pretty stiff rail to counteract this.

    Of course, I've not actually tried your idea... but I like it a lot! The park next to my house only has one tree but I haven't put together a single-tree solution yet.

    I think you can modify this idea. If you suspend the ridgepole from two branches, you'd end up with a suspension similar to that of a more traditional hammock stand. I'd use webbing, and wrap it several times to discourage slippage in case one branch flexes more than the other and your ridgepole doesn't hang level.

    Edit: Welcome to the forums! You'll find lots of great ideas on here, enjoy yourself!
    Last edited by Narksos; 03-27-2013 at 21:25. Reason: Adding welcome!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •