Today during the GTG (that’s Get ToGether) at Raccoon Creek Wildlife Mgmt Area in northeast Alabama I got the chance to examine Gypsy Jane’s portable hammock stand. Now having seen it, and lusted after it on the internet, it was real exciting to see it put up.
She made this setup herself out of a couple of different sizes of EMT conduit. The pieces simply slip together to form the stand from a package small enough to be carried in her van.
The tripods are made from 1″ conduit with “eyebolts” in each leg, tied together with a shackle. The shackle also supports the spreader pole and the hammock.
As you can see Jane is tying hammock to the spreader bar. The spreader bar is used to keep the hammock stretched out. She told me it’s best to make it out of two pieces each of 1″ and 3/4″ conduit. The reason for this is the bar needs to be about 15′ long and conduit is sold in 10′ lengths. she slides the 3/4″ piece inside the 1″ piece, being sure to offset the joints for strength.
As you can see here she’s living large set up in an open field with no trees.
Since her hammock has an insect net zippered onto it, all she needed was a rain fly for a complete shelter.
I’ll do some more catching up in the next day or two, laptop battery is going down and I’ll have to charge it tomorrow. We had rain here today so it was overcast and the solar wasn’t kicking in so well.
Until next time…
Get out, Be safe, and Go adventure.