Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    Hennessy Explorer UL
    Tarp
    DIY Winter Dream
    Insulation
    DIY UQ/JCP TQ
    Suspension
    WS/MSH
    Posts
    398
    Images
    24
    What i have done with success is open the tailgate and attach the suspension to one of the tailgate suspension anchors...they are designed to hold quite a bit of weight

  2. #12
    New Member Bigfitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Uxbridge, MA
    Hammock
    Skeeter Beeter Pro
    Tarp
    Kelty Noah 12'
    Insulation
    WL summer UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies w/toggles
    Posts
    34

    The One Tree Hang

    Thanks for the great ideas but I lucked out. The rain caused cancellations at the campground so I found the only free site with 2 trees. It was meant to be for my first hang. Sniffle sniffle.

  3. #13
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Imperatriz, Brazil
    Hammock
    Brazilian Hammock
    Insulation
    Quilt or Blanket
    Suspension
    Rope
    Posts
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfitz View Post
    I'm going to be in a campsite this weekend with only one tree in it. (Only site available). Has anyone ever attached their suspension to a pickup truck and a tree?
    Sure! I did it once! Here in Brazil the 18 wheeler truckers even hang their hammock under their truck in the back of the trailer! There are even trucks that hang their hammock inside the cabin! I will have to try to get a picture or video clip of that!

  4. #14
    Chard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Hammock
    HH Exped w DIY ZipMod & WBBB
    Tarp
    DIY 12' BlackCat
    Insulation
    DIY Down TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    957
    Images
    44
    Interesting solution.

    Another option might be a bipod made of two timbers to manage the sway and then secure it over the downed tree. Something like this but a little more heavy duty. (Pretty lady not included)


    Hammock hanging with one tree?
    Survival is about getting out alive, Bushcraft is about going in to live

    Upcoming EGL Hangs: Winter Backcountry 2014. For EGL notifications, subscribe to the EGL Hang Notification Thread
    EGL Trip Reports: Feb 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Fall 2011, Video: Algonquin - Spring 2011 - Part 1 of 2

  5. #15
    TallPaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Hammock
    WBXLC, WBBB, LiteOwl
    Tarp
    Superfly, MambaJam
    Insulation
    HG Phoenix, WL Sum
    Suspension
    Webbing, Whoopies
    Posts
    1,549
    Images
    5
    Even though BigFitz is no longer looking for a solution.. here's another alternative.


  6. #16

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PA
    Hammock
    woot.com yukon
    Tarp
    hennessy hex
    Insulation
    whatever i can get
    Suspension
    Whoopie!!!
    Posts
    100
    Images
    3
    I have hung from a single tree before. It just so happened to have two large branches about 90* from each other, about 7 feet up.
    I had a horse; his name was Bill, and when he ran he didn't stand still. He ran away one day and also I ran with him.

  7. #17
    Do it all the time. Hood up to a telephone pole and truck, palm tree and truck. Use the holes in the corners of the bed of the pick up. No worries. I am 270. Corner fence post and my truck. Often at the beach me and a buddy will hook to one tree and each end of the truck. Also have used the replacement bumper on the front of my truck to attach too. Have had 6 hammocks attached to my truck at one time.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •