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    "Portable" Steel Pipe Stand w/ Tarp/WBBB setup

    Thanks to dejoha for the plans on the stand. It holds up to 300 lbs (my buddy laid in it for a while after a few hours of 1st Annual Bros-Giving (wife was in Disney World with her sis/mom) and he's at least 300 (but there are estimates of him being more than that )

    Set it up in my backyard, and fully utilized my rose bushes for the pullouts on the tarp and the figure 9's with some stakes that came with the Kelty Noah 12. I made a mistake when I was getting the pipes threaded and didn't get a union joint, instead got a T - however, I like how I can hold up the tarp in the middle with it and it really pulls the tarp tight - giving it that awesome geometric look. I have hung out there for a few hours at a time and I can honestly say that it blocks the wind quite nicely. I'm also using a camping pad (2 actually) with the double layer WBBB and I really like the way I'm using the two. I'll post another video for you to check out that layout later.

    I checked it this morning and there were ice crystals on the outside and a few on the inside of the tarp. It's going to rain here in a day or so - and followed by a couple days of sunshine so I can test how well it holds up and still let it dry out before tearing it all down. My 5 month old labradoodle isn't too happy about me taking up his back yard in the grass (prime territory). You'll see him in the beginning of the clip.




    Thanks for all the help on this. And, for the record, my buddies love it and my wife thinks it's weird. I just can't wait until my next camping/hiking trip - and if I keep messing with it I'll be guaranteed an awesome night's rest.

    Happy New Year Everybody!

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    Senior Member otter's Avatar
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    looks good

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    How sturdy is the stand?

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    Simple and efficient!

    I liked the quick and simple knot for the ridge line set up, this is something I wish I could have used with the Scouts when my son was young.

    LB
    Last edited by LazyBee; 01-01-2013 at 09:08. Reason: Spelling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    How sturdy is the stand?
    Actually it's really sturdy (1 inch steel pipe) - I can do pullups from the middle or anywhere on the stand itself and I weight ~240 pounds....

    The only trick to this stand is to make sure you have pipe wrenches to tighten it down (not all the way, but enough to secure it snugly).

    If I had to do it again, I would go with the galvanized steel pipe, but that can be for the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBee View Post
    I liked the quick and simple knot for the ridge line set up, this is something I wish I could have used with the Scouts when my son was young.

    LB
    Thanks! I'm not sure of the actual name of the knot, but it can tighten it up during setup...

    Reason why I didn't put the tarp over the stand is I didn't want to tear it or get any rust from the "unions" on it either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by otter View Post
    looks good
    Thanks! I'm glad it turned out myself

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