This link was just posted over on SotP. looks like a good solution to hanging a hammock at spots where there are no trees.
Certainly a good basis for a home made set up.
I had an idea about using some corkscrew ground anchors I saw in a pet shop, as supports on two "A" frames.
Now someone has gone and marketed another of my world class ideas
Ogri the trog
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Home or canoe seems reasonable at around 5Kg might be a bit heavy for backpacking ( with all the other kit ) and probably won't take bigger hammocks too well.Originally Posted by MagiKelly
It has reminded me that I've always fancied trying the handyhammocks idea, about 2kg with their hammock, http://www.handyhammocks.co.uk/ which should be possible to use with different sized hammocks. It's looking like you can buy the support struts, anchor plates and pins seperately as spares here http://www.mikedurden.pwp.blueyonder...ps/spares.html
I'll have to wait till at least next months pay packet though.
A nice canoe camping solution, at 20Kg, might be the anywheretent http://uniquecreations.com.au/
Those do look interesting. they look as if they should not work but I guess they must do. I'll need to email them as their shop is not working.Originally Posted by Glen
The weight is not to crucial as if I know I can use my hammock in all situations I do not need to bring a bivi bag and thermarest as a backup.
I suspect they might need careful set up to work, looking at the pictures it does look like their being used in compresion, angle outwards, so the main would seem to be getting the bottom and guy lines anchored securely, I guess that's why they use the anchorplates with 3 pins each.Originally Posted by MagiKelly
I'm also thinking of the possibility of using them as tarp supports if they don't seem stable enough for hammocks
That product gives me an idea. Two tripods with a straight horizonal pole in between. Under the central pole hang the hammock. The horizontal pole would be in tension and there would be no strain anywhere else. So the tripods would just need very light anchoring. A good scouting pioneering project!
Richard, London, UK
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