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    2 hammocks with only 2 trees

    So my brother was asking me about my ideas on hanging 2 hammocks side by side, which I had not thought of before. Here is a drawing of my thoughts on how it might work out, what is everyone's ideas of this?

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    Something like this was mentioned in this thread. Good idea!
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    You are right Syb, but I have supports going down to the ground off each side of the spreader bar, to help support everything. It might be overkill but I figured it would also keep the hammocks from moving as much when getting in and out.

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    If your trees are fat enough you can position the tree straps on opposite sides and you have the width of the tree separating the two hammocks.
    Those big fat Ponderosa pine trees work best.

    Am I reading your drawing right you have 2 spreader bars and 4 ground to hammock support bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Am I reading your drawing right you have 2 spreader bars and 4 ground to hammock support bars?
    That is what I was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    That is what I was thinking
    I see how the spreader bars would keep the hammocks separate.
    Sorry my brain is just not firing on all 4 cylinders.
    I can't figure out what the 4 vertical bars do. Are they load bearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    I see how the spreader bars would keep the hammocks separate.
    Sorry my brain is just not firing on all 4 cylinders.
    I can't figure out what the 4 vertical bars do. Are they load bearing?
    They would take some of the load, but the reason why i was thinking about having them is to help with the twisting forces when someone is getting in and out of the hammock.

    If you do not have the vertical bars then you wont be able to just lay in one hammock without the other person being in the other one to equal them out.

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    My son and I use SR1355's method with using hiking poles as spreader bars. We have no problem with only one person sleeping in a hammock. No need for support bars going to the ground. . .

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    When my brother and I go backpacking sometimes we rig our hammocks with one above the other. If each hammocks head is on opposite sides they can be fairly close to each other with ample room to get in and out. Just hard to do with built in bugnets.

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    I would just twist the tree huggers to opposite sides of the trunks, and maybe rig one of them a little higher than the other. If you're still bumping, I have made a "structural tieout" with a long piece of amsteel to another tree off to the side. This would pull one of the hammocks away, and was very effective for me. It will be taking a significant load, so be sure your line and anchor are both solid.

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