How to make a DIY portable Hammock stand

Updated May 2015

A rather frustrating issue I faced every Fall was that my son’s Cub Scout Pack got stuck in a site with no trees suitable for hanging a hammock. None. Zilch! I have had to resort to sleeping on the ground in a tent (gasp!), which means lots of tossing and turning, as well as backaches for the  next few days.
I had seen various “portable” hammock stands around the internet, but many were too bulky (I need a light, portable solution).

This hammock stand just might be the hammock stand I’ve been looking for.

*many of the links will take you to a trusted retail site where you will find additional product info and can purchase hammock gear, if you like.

CampSaver.com has a wide selection of hammock gear here.

Or these reputable retailers:

Hammock projects you might like:

You can imagine how pleased I was when I found the illustration below at http://theultimatehang.com/

It is no secret that I am a big fan of author and illustrator Derek Hansen. He did a great job of simplifying this project in the illustration below. I’ll have to gather the materials and make one soon. 🙂

How to make a portable Hammock stand

How to make a portable Hammock stand

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps http://MGECOM.com acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.