18737[Hammock Camping] Re: Hammock Stands
- Feb 6, 2008
> . . . My biggest challenge is to find stakessee my diagram i posted a while back:
> worthy of staying in the ground, or not breaking.
(sharpstick photo folder if the link doesn't work)
i thought i invented this setup but ralph pointed out that this is
how circus tents are staked.
i live in florida where we have a lot of loose sand. this basically
uses a long primary stake that is itself guyed down from the top to a
shorter one. this keeps the main stake from rotating and pulling
straight out of the ground. (i use it a lot for large tarps that might
have a lot of force on them, although i prefer to have small lines
that will break before the tarp fails.)
i think this system with a spiral dog stake as the secondary stake
might hold up a hammock.
btw, has anyone used single support poles with double guylines to
hold up a hammock? it would be lighter carrying a single pole, but
might be a bit unstable before your weight stabilizes it. a light line
between the tops of the poles should apply enough tension on it to
keep it in place.
also see these threads:
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