I know this is General Hammock Talk, but I couldn't really think of anywhere else better for this. I scored a set of REI UL carbon fiber Trekking Poles this morning at their scratch and dent sale. Normal price was $130, and I got them for $20 because the customer returned them complaining that the adjusters wouldn't tighten on them. I pulled them apart and fooled around with them for about 10 minutes, and now they work perfectly. I've never used trekking poles while hiking before, and got them mostly for hammock set up on the ground if I have to, or for making my tarp into a porch. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on uses for them with a hammock, things you can do with them, etc. It's a new world for me, I guess we'll see how I like them.