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Hammock Stand for BiBe Backpacking

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Offline Daryl

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« on: February 21, 2007, 10:23:28 AM »
I much prefer hammocks over sleeping on the ground.  Unfortunately, BiBe doesn't have many good places for hanging hammocks.

I've been looking for a lightweight hammock stand designed for backpacking.  I've found few in the 20lb range, but that's much more weight than I want to haul around.

So far the best option I've found is this Madera Hammock Stand that supports one end of the hammock while the other is secured to a tree, rock, vehicle, or whatever.  It's still fairly heavy (7lbs) but seems functional.

http://www.rei.com/product/11931194.htm

Any comments or suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 10:27:45 AM »


What happens if the ground is too hard (or soft)  to drive the stake in and have it hold?

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Re: Hammock Stand for BiBe Backpacking
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 10:29:33 AM »
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Any comments or suggestions?


Just one!

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 10:57:02 AM »
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What happens if the ground is too hard (or soft)  to drive the stake in and have it hold?

That was my first concern.  It would REALLY suck to crash to the ground at 3am because the anchor failed.

Given the rocky nature of BiBe, I think the best bet would be finding a large or well-secured rock in the ground to wedge the stake under.  It might take some scouting to find the right anchor point (or some ingenuity to rig one :? ).

Of course the other option is to spend the night on the ground.  But, I sleep soooo much better in a hammock that it would be worth it to lug the weight if I felt there was a 40% chance of using it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 11:35:16 AM »
I have never slept in a hammock before, I don?t think it can support me. If it does , then cobwebs can support elephants as well....Go Figure :!:  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 11:39:26 AM »
too cold in the winter for a hammock :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 11:49:24 AM »
I've slept in jungle hammocks before in the wilds of East Texas.  Always had the "concern" that someone would sneak up on me at night, crawl under the hammock, and put a knife in my back.  OR a critter would sneak up on me and bite me in the tush.  Did have fire ants one time along the lower Colorado that went from the ground, to the tree, to the hammock ropes, to the hammock, and to me.  Ended up putting karsone on the ropes.

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Re: Knife in the back...
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 12:42:04 PM »
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I've slept in jungle hammocks before in the wilds of East Texas.  Always had the "concern" that someone would sneak up on me at night, crawl under the hammock, and put a knife in my back.

You worry too much.  This ain't the Cahulawassee river.  Sleep tight and fear not (unless you start hearing banjos :shock: ).
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Re: Knife in the back...
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 12:52:01 PM »
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This ain't the Cahulawassee river.  Sleep tight and fear not (unless you start hearing banjos :shock: ).


Ever heard Jeff Foxworthy's monologue on French kayakers using this river during the Atlanta Olympics? Extremely funny.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Re: Knife in the back...
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 12:59:15 PM »
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Quote from: "Daryl"
This ain't the Cahulawassee river.  Sleep tight and fear not (unless you start hearing banjos :shock: ).


Ever heard Jeff Foxworthy's monologue on French kayakers using this river during the Atlanta Olympics? Extremely funny.

I've never heard it, but I'm laughing just thinking about it.
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Re: Knife in the back...
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007, 05:48:05 PM »
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I've never heard it, but I'm laughing just thinking about it.


Well, if it is available on the internet, I can't find it and I don't remember which CD it's on....but it goes something like this.....


If Ned Beatty couldn't get down that river in Deliverance, how are a bunch of French guys in pink tights gonna do it?
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
--No Country for Old Men (2007)

 


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