Portable hammock stand comes with kits that can be easily set up. How to set up this hammock? First, you need to stake out base plates. To do this, you can use guy lines in order to decide the place of center ground plate. Second step, you put first strut. Then lift O ring and guy line on the top part of strut. The next step put the last strut. After that, lift the hammock as well as last guy line O ring to finish the set up. Before you are getting into this portable hammock, you should test it first.