Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Hammock: ENO Doublenest... So far
Tarp: ENO Profly
Suspension: Whoopie slings
So this thread got me thinking, I have an old one of these...http://www.ratpadz.com/ It just happens to be the right size to fit into my pack as a type of support. With the contour against the tree and tied with a bungee cord or shock cord and supported in the front with a trek pole or something along those lines.
I have seen some sorta like this but made of metal, I already have this piece of useless plastic on hand and it is pretty light, And above all I can do this on the cheap. =)
"Think Outside the Tent"
Last edited by Overgrown; 05-02-2012 at 23:22..
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern South Carolina
Hammock: DIY, Miskito
Tarp: HH Diamond & Assym
Insulation: UGQ & WL SS
Suspension: UCR's & Whoopies
It may not hang from a tree, but
This frequent youtuber and serious stove craftsman has a sweet little woodtable design that could be adapted to other and possibly lighter materials. Did I say this guy is a craftsman?
JC: I like your table better than the store bought one!! Now you can make yourself a mug slinger: mugslinger.jpg
to hang your cup from your ridge line in the hammock. I made one and I like it. Be sure to use a mug with a top. Thanks for posting this idea!
Mountains have a dreamy way
Of folding up a noisy day
In quiet covers, cool and gray.
---Leigh Buckner Hanes
Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.
Surely, God never did.
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North central FL
Hammock: DIY Zhammock, ENO double
Tarp: CCS 10 X 10
Insulation: Sock, pad, PLUQ
Suspension: Straps & T100
Sousville and others have youtube videos about making lightweight tree tables. Search for bionic tree table or backpacking tree table. They have some great ideas on attachment to the tree. Uses one hiking pole for stability. Enjoy!
From sousville's video description:
JOINING THE TREE TABLE CRAZE , LOL....SMOKE AND YUKON....HERES ONE FOR YOU....90 GRAMS SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT?HOW ABOUT 70 GRAMS...AND WILL HOLD A 5 LB WEIGHT...
You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell...
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Last edited by BearBurrito; 05-03-2012 at 19:47.. Reason: Added sousville comment.