Spreader bars have been part of our car camping gear for a while, but I was after a lightweight version for backpacking. After trying a couple different ideas that didn't work, here's a video of my latest design. The tent pole is an aluminum replacement pole, and the ends are turned out of some UHMW plastic I had in the junk bin.
Spreader bars let us hang two hammocks from the same two trees under one tarp. It's a great way hang with the kids.
This is my first published video, so it's not too polished. Had fun with it anyways.