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, "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 runs
> from the top of the first stake to the bottom of the second one.
> Used on circus tents a lot). Even these havepulled out.
Although it may not be totally environmentally friendly in some
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).