8557[Hammock Camping] Re: Alternative Hanging Methods?
- Mar 24 3:40 AMDang Risk, I thought everyone brought along T-posts and a driver on
a BP trip:) Actually, when I use the single pole method I found it
to work better when I do two things.
I use one pole and two tie outs. I use longer stakes (rain gutter
nails) and I use a longer tie out, 12 feet long. This reduces the
angle of the pullon the top of the stake so it doesn't pull out. I
also hang the hammock as low as I can (just a few inches off of the
ground when I am in it). I also tie out the hamock strap after it is
tied to the pole, it really doesn't do anything, just insurance.
So, use longer stakes, longer tie-outs and keep everything nice and
low. I guess that's three things. :)
> Tied to the base of a tree. They usually do not pull out.fall
> I also had the same problem with stakes. I was trying this in the
> and the ground was moist. Even deeply placed stakes like yousuggest as
> pairs or triplets pulled out.suggest
> From some work with amateur radio, putting antennas up, I might
> using metal fence posts and a fence post driver. Drive them at anangle
> in pairs, like a circus tent at least 18-24 inches deep. Butbefore
> doing that, purchase a highlift jack and a piece of chain to pullthe
> fence posts back out! This is not backpacking equipment.
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