7051Re: Re: [Hammock Camping] Who took the trees?
- Oct 19, 2004chcoa wrote:
>I'm going to be doing some desert car camping pretty soon and I ofI have used a piece of lumber in one of the bed's rail holes in my
>course want to use my hammock. I brought this up not too long ago
>but wanted to ask one more question....has anyone used their vehicle
>roof rack as one hanging point? I'm thinking I might be able to find
>one suitable Palo Verde or Mesquite but will likely have to use my
>SUV for the other side. Anyone try this method before???
>Jamie in AZ
pickup. It works fine. I agree with Shane, that the roof rack is
probably not designed for this kind of stress.
- It may be possible to spread the stress to all of your roof rack by
tying a framework (perhaps also used for packing) to a number of
attachment points on the roof rack. Then the hammock could be attached
to this. (With my Jeep Wrangler, tying to the roll bar is a simple way
to avoid this complication.)
- The other idea would be to use a tree as the high support and the
bumper of your SUV as a low attachment point in a single pole
arrangement like this:
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