How to Set up Equip Travel Hammock (With Pictures)

The Equip hammock is one of the most popular types of travel hammock,  though it could also be used as an indoor hammock as well as, in other related scenarios.

In this article, I will show you how you can set up an equip hammock in two basic and easy-to-follow methods.

How to Set up Equip Travel Hammock?

Below are two methods that you can use to set up your equip hammock.

  • Method 1: Setting up An Equip Travel Hammock With A Tree
  • Method 2: Setting up Equip Hammock Interior

Method 1: Setting up An Equip Travel Hammock With A Tree

In this first method, I will show you how to hang an equip hammock from a tree.

  1. Wrap the hanging rope around the tree
  2. Pull the hanging rope tight
  3. Attach Carabiners to Hanging Rope
  4. Attach a Carabiner to The Other Side of The Tree
  5. Ensure Hammock is secure and 18  above the ground
  6. Hold on To the Sides and Sit on The Hammock
  7. Pivot your body and swing your legs in

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  • Step 1: Wrap the hanging rope around the tree

When setting up an equip hammock, the first thing I often consider is, wrapping the hanging rope around the tree. Almost every hammock you set up today will either be done using a rope or a tree strap, as the case may be.

Wrap the hanging rope around the tree
hanging rope around the tree

  • Step 2: Pull the hanging rope tight

The next step you will consider is pulling out the hanging rope. This is necessary because once a rope is tied firmly to the tree, it helps to get your hammock hung properly without it dropping or sagging down.

In that case, the image below shows how you can pull a rope to make it firm against the tree.

Step 2: Pull the hanging rope tight
Pulling the hanging rope tight

  • Step 3: Attach Carabiners to Hanging Rope

Carabiners are often used as tools to hang your hammock, either on a rope or with hammock straps. There are several carabiner alternatives today. It often serves as a clip, bridging the gap between the rope and the hammock.

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Attaching Carabiners to Hanging Rope

  • Step 4: Attach a Carabiner to The Other Side of The Tree

As I mentioned earlier, carabiners are essential, when you need to get your hammock hung. The first side of the rope has been added with a carabiner, which is been linked with the hammock itself. You will also have to consider doing the same for the other rope.

  • Step 5: Ensure Hammock is secure and 18  above the ground

This is also an essential factor when it comes to setting up equip hammock. On a more general basis, a hammock must be hung at least 18 ‘above the ground and be considered secure, especially for those intending to use it.

Ensure Hammock is secure and 18  above the ground
Ensure Hammock is secure and 18  above the ground

  • Step 6: Hold on To the Sides and Sit on The Hammock

Now, your hammock is ready to be used. Hold on to the sides of the hammock and sit on it. This is also the time when you will have to consider evaluating the hammock, and whether it will need further adjustments or not. If there is a call for adjusting your hammock, in terms of the height, or any other factor it could, you can consider doing so without hesitation.

Hold on To the Sides and Sit on The Hammock

  • Step 7: Pivot your body and swing your legs in

The next step is to consider enjoying your equip hammock, by Pivoting your body and swinging your legs in.

Step 7: Pivot your body and swing your legs in

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Method 2: Setting up Equip Hammock Interior

While the first step shows how you can set up an equip hammock, in the following steps I will show you how you can easily set up an equip hammock interior.

  1. Locate set-up space
  2. Locate your studs
  3. Mark your drill holes
  4. Verify stud location with a hammer
  5. Drill the guide holes
  6. Mount your hanging kit
  7. Repeat on the opposite site
  8. Ensure mounts are secure
  9. Hang your hammock and enjoy

Each Step In Details 👇👇👇

  • Step 1: Locate set-up space

Undoubtedly, not every space within the room can be considered appropriate, when it comes to setting up an equip hammock. In that case, I often try my best to look for the best space within my room that will be quite suitable for this.

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Step 1: Locate set-up space

  • Step 2: Locate your studs

Once, you are able to choose the perfect place to hang your hammock. The next step to consider is using a stud finder to find the studs available in your room.

Step 2: Locate your studs

  • Step 3: Mark your drill holes

By using the hook placed directly on the wall, you should be able to mark the drill holes. Drill holes will be used to place the hook on the wall.

Step 3: Mark your drill holes

  • Step 4: Verify stud location with a hammer

Verify the location of the wall stud using a hammer, this is to get a perfect insight of the wall stud and its position.

Step 4: Verify stud location with a hammer

  • Step 5: Drill the guide holes

Now it is time to drill the holes. This can be done using a drill machine.

Step 5: Drill the guide holes

  • Step 6: Mount your hanging kit

Kits such as the hook are considered in this step. Therefore, you have o consider using the drill machine to mount your hanging kit using a screw.

Step 6: Mount your hanging kit

  • Step 7: Repeat on the opposite site

Consider doing the same for the opposite stud. You can follow the steps that I have mentioned in this article in order to get that successfully done.

  • Step 8: Ensure mounts are secure

The mounts must be firm to the wall. You can try using your hand to pull it out, to know how strong they are.

Step 8: Ensure mounts are secure

  • Step 9: Hang your hammock and enjoy

You can now consider hanging your hammock on the mount using a carabiner.

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How to Set up An Equip Hammock Stand

In this section of the article, I will be showing you how to set up an equip hammock stand easily.

  1. Get all pieces on the ground
  2. Remove rubber caps from the bases
  3. Connect the crossbar to the bases and screw bold tightly into place
  4. Connect hammock frame bar to bases and screw bolts tightly into place
  5. Screw the wingnut to fix the hook
  6. Hang Hammock appropriately so it doesn’t scrape the screw or wing the nuts
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Each Step In Details 👇👇👇

  • Step 1: Get all pieces on the ground

First, consider placing all pieces on the ground for easy identification.

Step 1: Get all pieces on the ground

  • Step 2: Remove rubber caps from the bases

Consider the rubber caps from the iron’s rim. This is necessary since other iron will have to pass through them.

Step 2: Remove rubber caps from the bases

  • Step 3: Connect the crossbar to the bases and screw bold tightly into place

Check out the crossbar in the iron, and consider connecting the bases with the crossbar.

Step 3: Connect the crossbar to the bases and screw bold tightly into place

Then, later on, ensure the screws are tight enough

Step 3: Connect the crossbar to the bases and screw bold tightly into place

  • Step 4: Connect hammock frame bar to bases and screw bolts tightly into place

While the above steps were about connecting the crossbar with the bases. In this step, you will have to consider connecting the frame bar with the bases and also ensuring they are screwed tightly.

Step 4: Connect hammock frame bar to bases and screw bolts tightly into place

Connect hammock frame bar to bases and screw bolts tightly into place

being more conscious of the size of your hammock.

Connect hammock frame bar to bases and screw bolts tightly into place

  • Step 6: Screw the wingnut to fix the hook

To get the hook to stay firm in the stand, you have to consider screwing the wingnuts available on the hook.

  • Step 7: Hang Hammock appropriately so it doesn’t scrape the screw or wing the nuts
Hang Hammock appropriately so it doesn't scrape the screw or wing the nuts

  • Step 8: Relax and Enjoy your hammock!!!

How Long Does It Take to Set up An Equip Hammock?

Setting up an equip hammock is pretty easy and less difficult as compared to when setting up other hammock types. If you are too slow, or probably a novice, then setting up an equip hammock should not exceed 5 minutes.

While, if you are already used to the system, then, a duration of 1-2mins will be perfect for setting up an equip hammock.

Conclusion

An equip hammock is one of the most popular types of travel hammock. Setting it up can be difficult at times. Therefore, in this article, I have provided you with a complete guide on how to set up an equip hammock.

In this article, I explained how the equip hammock can be set up in two cases.