Connecting tarp to poles
How do you attach your tarp to your poles for porch mode? I dont use trekk poles, just a very thin (0.34") custom alum pole, with no topper. The hollow pole tip is what Im working with.
The best I have come up with is a s-hook in the end attached to the tarp and guy lines.
Id rather have a small platform the the tarp sits over like a normal tarp pole.
Any ideas of what I could use or where to get it?
(perfect time to show off your tarp set-ups in the process!)
I just do a wrap of the tieout around the handle of my pole and then down to a stake with extra line.
I just use sticks that are layin around and just prop them under the d-ring on the tarp.
Iv tried simply useing a knot to the pole, it wont stay well if its windy.
Trail sticks arnt common enough to be used, and @ about 7 ounces for a pair of 6' poles, its an easy item to bring.
I did find Trekking Pole Cups from zpacks though. Seems like an easy solution for almost no weight. Their customer service thus far has been top notch too.
Ill see how they work on my next trip.
Could try wrapping the end of your poles with some grip tape so that the line has something to hold on to when wrapped around the pole. This might prevent the line sliding off when the wind comes in. Without actually seeing your poles though I'm just guessing.
Ill try some grip tape too. I may even have some left over from a snowboard somewhere...
Originally Posted by chapinb
I saw these too. I'd love to hear if they are worth saving any time or hassle. I think they would be helpful for quick switch from porch mode to storm mode should some fast weather approach. easier than untying or wrapping from the pole. Not that those few seconds would make a huge difference, but I'm all for simplicity through engineering.
Before I had hiking poles I sharpened sticks to fit into my triangle things on my Superfly. Now I got a pair of outdoor products trekking poles from wally world for $20 and flip them over and stick the bottom through and it only goes about an inch before stopping at a adjustment point.