16852Re: [Hammock Camping] portable hammock stand
- Feb 7, 2007When you say tee, you are really talking about a cross? Right?
So at each end you have two legs going out crosswise horizontal at ground
level and one "upright" going out at a 45° angle?
Ralph (who used to do some plumbing) (and is confused)
On 2/7/07, sakikugrr <sakikugrr@...> wrote:
> I'm new to the scene, and enjoy the discussions.
> re: portable hammock stand
> ...my idea has worked for me when trees are scarce
> ...it is portable, cheap, and assembles without tools
> ...but, it's way too heavy for a hike
> parts bought at home center...........
> ....3 pipes ,,, all 3/4" and 10' long
> ....2 "tee" pipe connections, 3/4" x 3/4" x 3/4"
> ....2 street elbows 3/4" x 3/4"
> (if you ever plan on setting up on hard surface,,, also buy an 8'
> 2x4 , cut in half with two indents chisled or drilled partially
> through near the ends for the legs to rest in so that they won't
> slip-spread out on the pavement)
> Hand tighten a tee on each end, (as an extension, not as a tee). Now
> hand screw a street elbow into the end of each tee.
> Hacksaw two pipes in half (or 4' lengths (that's what I use)) giving
> you 4 legs and connect them to the 10' pipe. Use the legs against
> each other to tighten up the fittings as tight as possible and leave
> them assembled. Just unscrew the 4 legs for easy transport to an
> area where trees are not available. It may look unstable, but,
> excluding asteroids and elephant stampedes, it will hold up any 10'
> hammock. If in doubt, you can always tie one end to a vehicle bumper.
> If you really want some pics, email me and I'll be happy.
> I expect to do some hiking/camping in northern nevada. Trees are
> sometimes few and/or far between. We have some asteroids, but very
> few elephants. Later, I'll hike some sections of the PCT.
> BE MORE diminutive
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