Re: Alternative Hanging Methods?
- Mirage wrote:
>I've tried it with trekking poles, but even fully extended, they wereDon't do it with adjustable trekking poles. I tried it last summer with my
>too short to work for me. I used two poles at one end, in an inverted
>"v" or aframe with the handles lashed together with the hammock line,
>extending down to an anchor point. The other end was tied to a tree.
> There was alot of stress on the poles too, and I would not want to do
>this with expandable poles due to the risk of failure, either while
>sleeping, or on the trail. If you have a stout staff, I expect this
>would be more dual purpose.
adjustable Komperdells and the stress was too much. Good thing Komperdell
sells replacement sections!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eric Sandberg"
> For people who've used these alternative methods, how have you
> staked the hammock out? I've tried the single pole, and the
> inverted "V" poles. The problem I've always had was the stakes
> pulling out of the ground. I tried a double stake system (the
> stake is quite long with a second stake behind it. The a line runsAlthough it may not be totally environmentally friendly in some
> from the top of the first stake to the bottom of the second one.
> Used on circus tents a lot). Even these havepulled out.
locations you might use the same technique used in sand or snow.
That is to bury a stick crossways in a hole with your rope around it.
That should do the trick. It's a very strong method. I saw a
hammock set up that way with 1 and 2 poles on one of these sites (Sgt
Rock's perhaps? in Iraq).