12496Re: Hammock Stand
- Jan 25, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matthew Takeda <takeda@s...> wrote:
> Bill in Houston wrote:Thanks, Matthew!
> >A person who uses trekking poles could do this with no additional
> >weight. I do not expect anyone will carry a big enough stake and the
> >implement required to drive it, but tying to a shrubbery should work.
> Don't bet on it. I broke a trekking pole trying to do just that a
> couple of years ago.
I have *NOT* tried to duplicate the hammock-stand as of yet. Bill
mentions the potential problems with the stake and I looked at the
text where it says something about "screwing" it into the ground. Now
you mention breaking your pole. Hmmmm.... Guess the stress(es) of
using that set-up are too much.
IIRC, Risk's One-Pole method uses a 4" X 4"...
So, Thanks for the feed back! Too much weight and too much stress.
Better to find *TWO* trees and forget about that hammock stand idea
except for backyard / car camping.
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