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    I think the best way to do a treeless suspension, when working by yourself, is to make tripods or bipods at each end. I've been trying to find a way to set up single poles at each end; it is very difficult to do alone!
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    Here's a bipod we set up this weekend:



    The cross stake at the foot worked very well. Also, I put self adhering tape on the tops of the aluminum poles, because no rope hitch or lashing will stay on aluminum!
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    Very nice Mac. What kind of stakes did you use for the back stays on this setup? I'm going to have to use this kind of technique in the south end
    of Linville. The 2007 fires left very few live trees in most areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojc View Post
    What kind of stakes did you use for the back stays...?
    Same as at the bottom of the aluminum poles... 10" re-bar.
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    i did this last year with single aluminum poles. (3) 2' sections made from alum tubeing. i could have used a much smaller dia. i think. maybe 1 1/2" or 1 1/4" possibly. this would lighten it up alot.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...2&d=1200780909

    got the tube from www.texastowers.com

    the sizes all fit together, but i had to hand sand the insert pieces a good bit so they'd come apart and go together easily without sticking. they work well. for car camping, i think the bi pole like shug has sould be nice because of only needing to use one heavy stake would be convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i did this last year with single aluminum poles. (3) 2' sections made from alum tubeing. i could have used a much smaller dia. i think.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...2&d=1200780909

    got the tube from www.texastowers.com

    the sizes all fit together, but i had to hand sand the insert pieces a good bit so they'd come apart and go together easily without sticking. they work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    BTW Digrat: Nice adaptation, man! What kind of stakes were you using?
    Sorry to start a thread and leave you...hanging.

    I used 3' wooden stakes, sharpened with a hatchet. It's what I had on-hand.
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