I was looking at the Hammock Forum website recently and came across a slightly different type of hammock stand.
I wanted something I could just put up in my garden for the kids to use, as and when required. Also something that did not take up much space, was not dependent on land anchors and could be easily transported in my van.
Some of the sites I work out of have very few trees so the stand needed to be either free standing or be adaptable enough to be used with just one tree.
This is my prototype. Both sets of legs ready to erect.
One of the tripods ready.
I used an old Army tent pole as a connecting sleeve.
Takes my weight easily. I tested it with a few mates and it held up well.
I used Amsteel rope. The pole is connected to the tripod on some Amsteel and the hammock is attached directly to the pole. Only downward forces are applied to the tripod so no land anchors are required.
I place caps over the tripod tops so I can put a tarp over it. I have spent two nights in it and it works a treat.
This is only a prototype and plan to work on some variations.