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    The rubber caps you find on a step ladder. You can buy them at any hardware store.
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    the break down of this is very nice wish i would have thought of something like that when i made my TurtleLady stand. great work

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    Very nice. You're going to be glad of the neat package for travel. After loading my turtledog stand in the car a couple of times, I took an old war-surplus canvas hammock my family used in the 50's and cut it up to make bags to cover the two ends, connected by a strap. It's a lot easier to handle now, and the hardware is less of a threat to car seatcovers. Your shorter package is even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post

    Be great to see your lashing and attachments.

    Nice thinking!
    Here are some pics of the lashing and the connections:

    I just used a side by side lashing but staggered this allows me to flex it to get the post into the 3" tube. I lashed the swivel hardware onto the middle pipe. And the boys always ask when they will use these skills again.



    Here it is standing. The swivel is the attached to what ever you would like. Here I use a D that is screw closure with paracord, the paracord goes through the PVC and Then I put a U and another swivel on that side to put the hammock on.



    I can set the whole stand up in less then 10 minutes. this does not include a bug net or tarp but I could be hangin in 10. Breakdown is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie_coyote View Post
    ...As for digging in I had thought about using something like furniture sliders or some other small plastic disc to set the legs on. Any other ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    The rubber caps you find on a step ladder. You can buy them at any hardware store.
    A heavy duty Round Tubing Insert is what you really want, but may not find in small quantities.

    Crutch caps would be another choice. If you use something like these, drop a washer in them to keep the conduit from punching through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    A heavy duty Round Tubing Insert is what you really want, but may not find in small quantities.

    Crutch caps would be another choice. If you use something like these, drop a washer in them to keep the conduit from punching through.
    These would fill the hole for sure. Hope fully that would be enough surface area to keep the conduit from sinking on lose or wet ground. Field tests are in my future for sure. I can get rubber stoppers from work that would probably do at least for a test anyway.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    Great packable design!
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    Nicely done. The packaging is UNIQUE...Have you tweaked it yet? Of course you have...
    What leg covers did you get. I think you need some large footprint pieces...
    carry method? handle?
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    Actually I have not really modified it. That is not to say I don't wAnt to make new one. I think making the PVC 11-12ft instead of 10 would be a start which would let me use just a little taller legs. The stand works well as it is I am just a little to close to the ground getting up can be a little tricky.
    As for carry it is about 25# so I have not made a bag or strap yet I did take a large folding chair bag and this helped my daughter carry hers.
    As for feet I ended up going with 2 inch furniture movers these worked great in the sand in the keys and in the dirt out in the woods. Without them I walkabout 1inch. Which I was fine with it stabilized the whole thing.
    I have also put DIY tarp and bug nets on this too. Tarp was a winter design that I made from a blue tarp just to check my pattern and it worked well.
    overall happy with the setup an I get a consistent hang once I got it figured out. But a double nest is probably the longest you could go without hitting ground.

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    I had been thinking of how to use PVC pipes as extendable legs with one section inserted into the other and a pin of some type to hold it in position. The problem I am having is what to lash the upper three pieces with. Do I lash it or configure some sort of pole long enough to go through all pieces and was a spreader top. That way the legs could be shrunk down into two or three sections and held with pins.

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