I have develop into an advocate of hammock camping mainly because of the advantages of comfort and the potential to be suspended off of the ground to stay clear of critters, unevenness and wet surfaces. On the other hand, hammocks want suspension points. In a camping region this is typically supplied by trees but I wondered how I could suspend a hammock without having the advantage of trees to tie onto.
I was interested to understand about a 4 pole hammock stand that had industrial origins in the 60’s and later in the 70’s. Currently there is a industrial kit described as a Fulcrum Tensahedron Hammock Stand that is created by tensaoutdoor and if you pay a visit to their web page you can understand about the evolution of their Tensa4 kit but they also give directions on how to make your personal DIY hammock stand. I was inspired by their design and style and wanted to see if I could make one particular applying 4 wood poles, in my case, 4 lengths of bamboo.
Two sets of poles are lashed with each other at one particular finish of each and every set to kind two inverted “V”s with their opposite ends lashed to the other set at their base. This creates a diamond shape. A ridgeline is suspended involving the upper vertices of the “V” segments with guy-lines attached at each and every finish to anchor the stand. A “spreader” line is attached involving the bottom vertices for further stability.
Of course one particular would wonder exactly where poles would be located if there are no trees in the camping region but that is why this hammock stand would be ready prior to a trip to such a place.
You might get the gist of how to construct the hammock stand from the photo above but the people at tensaoutdoor go into higher detail of the building and suitable set-up of this quite sensible 4 pole hammock stand.