Hammocks are always the first choice for people who want a laid back camping experience. They’re comfortable, easy to set up and take down (you can even carry them), safe if used correctly, all you need is your tarp or shelter with some trees overhead so it feels like home.

Hammock camping is an amazing way to enjoy the outdoors without carrying all your supplies. You will need two secure tree bases that are far enough apart and strong enough for you gear, but it can be done.

You can hang a hammock without trees by making your own stand with thick sticks in the woods. You’ll need one tree for tying up ends and another to act as legs on both sides, but if you’re lucky enough have access just grab some rocks or buy something online.

Ways to hang a hammock without trees

The first thing we need to think about when constructing a stand or using anchors for our hammock is what weight you plan on holding. If it’s light, then the anchor will be simple and lightweight as well etc.

The poles of a good hammock should be able to support your weight. If you weigh around 80 lbs., then each pole has about 40 pounds on it when in use and must remain sturdy enough for braces without sagging or caving in under pressure from one person’s camping trips over time.

#1 DIY Hammock Stand

The DIY’er in you will be happy to know that this project is not only easy, but also allows for some creative freedom with the design. You can use any stick or rod available around your home just make sure it’s sturdy enough (and tall) so as not cause damage when supporting weight during sleep hours.

You can use just one tripod to support the weight of your hammock, but if you don’t have any trees around that might work for this purpose then it’s recommended 2 tripods connected by a top rod instead.

To make your own 7-foot long porch swing, start by finding suitable branches that are 3 – 4 inches in diameter. Cut them into 8 feet long pieces and you will have three legs for each side as well one top road (a total of seven).

ties are always important when camping and especially so if you’re using a hammock. Make sure to use anti-slip ropes with your wooden legs, tie one end of each tripod together then space them out at appropriate intervals for how long it will be until they touch the ground.

With the connecting rod at top and rain fly over head, you are all set to enjoy a night under stars in your own private paradise.

#2 Your car Can Be Used as Anchor

When you’re camping with just one pole, tree or other base available and need to make up for it your car might actually turn out being the best support option.

If you are off roading with a truck or SUV, it’s important to remember that the majority of trucks have high enough beds for an anchor point.

To set up your own comfortable and stable hammock, find an appropriate anchor point on the body of your car that can bear at least half-of yourself (avoid rearview mirror) then park near a pole or tree in such away so both ends tie nicely into something sturdy.

When you’re done with your car trip, just unwind by sitting in the hammock tied to one end and hanging from an anchor point on top of a tree.

#3 Use old or New tent poles

This is one of the easiest methods to hang a hammock. All you need are some sturdy tent poles and pegs, which should be easily accessible since they’re probably still in your car or somewhere near it from when you took that last trip out before setting up camp for good.

The tent poles are the best to use where you cannot find rightfully spaced trees. They’re not only lightweight but strong and easy to pitch too.

If you want to be safe, it’s best not just one pole securely inserted into the ground. But if your poles are tough enough for this task then go ahead and use them without any need of construction.

Make sure you dig deep enough for the poles to anchor correctly and then insert them into your soil. Fill in any gaps with rocks or other material before fastening off by tying an overhand knot at each end of this type fixture so it won’t unwind on itself while wind blows strongly from one direction only.

You can hang your hammock with a single pole or A-frame structure by following these simple steps. First, let it dry properly and then attach the ends of each strap to an anchor point using regular screws/bolts as needed for weight distribution purposes (or even use J hooks if they’re available).

#4 Use rocks 

There are many ways to find your other end, but one of the best is with this oldie but goody for people who rock climb.

If you find yourself in a region where there are high mountains or hills, and then this will only work for those who have been camping.

The first step in making your very own hammock is finding a spot where you can secure one end with pegs or nails. Make sure it’s deep enough so that when hanging from the other side, no part of our body will hit any hard surfaces on bottom (this could cause serious injuries). After securing this point feel free to attach both ends and hang away.

#5 Use dog turtle tripod

For those who want a quick and easy way to hang their hammock, this is the perfect method. It only takes minutes of your time with minimal effort required.

These stands are perfect for the person who wants to invest in their home without spending too much. They come with a 400lbs weight limit and provide maximum comfort while still being affordable.

The popularity of this hammock stand is undeniable. With a length of 8 feet, it can support up 400 lbs and still maintain its portability making it one the best out there.

dog turtle stand

 DIY Turtle Dog Hammock stand

Is there anything better than a good old fashioned building challenge? The answer is no. Whether you need to build an attic for your house or just want something fun at home, this hammock stand will keep you on your toes and provide hours of entertainment as well.

It’s easy to make a turtle dog. All you need are 7 strong wooden pieces and some connecting accessories, like an middle rod that connects the two side tripods together at their base into what looks like armor plating on top of them for extra stability when in use by tying off all loose ends securely so they don’t unwind during playtime.

This video tutorial will show you how easy it is to make your own A-frame structure that can be used for hanging up the hammock in any location.

When camping without trees, you can go anywhere with just your basic tools. If you are an avid camper then there’s no need for any special equipment and most of these items should already be in use at home or work. The only thing that might come up short is a larger selection than what would usually find their way onto one person’s checking list while preparing before going out on the road.