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    Review: Handy Hammock stand!

    Here's my Initial Report of the Handy Hammock stand. First impression - this is a well-executed design that fills an empty niche in the hammock market...a lightweight, low-bulk hammock stand. Not quite the ticket for ultralight backpacking, but very suitable for lots of places where you'd like to take a stand but never could. (And still plenty light for regular backpacking!)

    http://www.tothewoods.net/GearTestHandyHammock.html


    More reports coming to detail use and experience!
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    Nice initial report, thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to the next phase of testing/report. The questions you listed (comfort, using the stand with a tarp, using the stand with other hammocks) are the same questions I have about the hammock.
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    Looks good. Thanks for the report.

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    Thanks for the initial report, Jeff. Looking forward to your updates. Particularly, how does an 11' gathered end hammock fit?
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    They have a pic of a HH with MacCat on the website so I expect it to at least work. I'll try it with the Blackbird and RidgeRunner, and the MacCat Standard and JRB 10x11 tarp. The only issue I expect would be how low I hang to the ground...especially with a long tarp. I think I have an 11' DIY hammock somewhere around here - I'll hook it up if I can find it.
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    Good, thoughtful review, Jeff. Looking forward to further reports when you've got some hangs with it.

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    Updated with first setup! http://www.tothewoods.net/GearTestHandyHammock.html

    It's just complicated enough that I had to use the instructions, but I should be able to set it up a second time without using them. It felt very stable, though I'd like to be able to adjust the sag easier. I guess that'll come with experience.

    HandyHammock-setup-01.jpg HandyHammock-setup-02.jpg HandyHammock-setup-09.jpg

    Next up in the testing queue will be trying Warbonnet Blackbird, HH Backpacker and Warbonnet RidgeRunner. I'll throw a tarp on it, too, and try to test it on different soils.
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    Very nice. I am also interested in how it will do with the 11' hammock. I do alot of camping with the scouts, and most of the camporees are in fields, so no trees to hang from. I like the initial looks of the stand, (just not the price). Hopefully the reviews will be great. ......RR
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    I like how it works so far, and I think it would work well for a boy scout campout like that. Just depends on how it would work with that length of hammock.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    I do have shorter hammocks, but the longer one is more comfortable......RR
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