Well sme of the parks I camp in don't allow hanging from the trees so I went looking for a stand. Locally I found the Pawleys Island stand. Put together it is heavy but it easily comes apart and each piec is not very heavy. It is about 15' support to support so it is plenty long. I used it in may back yard as a test and it worked just fine. It is heavy but places I will use it are places I can not hang from trees and places I will be able to drive right up to the site and be there for a few days.