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02-04-2012, 12:05
Could someone tell me the length of the spreader bars for the Frontline hammock?

02-04-2012, 15:54
Do you mean the 'owner supplied' spreaders to keep the bug netting spread?
If so, mine are aluminum arrow shafts cut to exactly 16".
I sewed the outer edges of the outermost loops closed to create a pocket for the arrow shafts. A little bit of a pull to get the pocket over the end of the shaft and everything fits snugly. I also plugged each end of the shafts with a dowel rod - cut off very short - then sanded to a round nub - to avoid any sharp, abrasive edges in my pack.

02-04-2012, 16:17
Thanks, that's what I needed to know.

02-20-2012, 17:38
Check out my Mozi-net Spreader bars to fit DD Hammock or similar.:boggle:

http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/7/9/2/4/hammock_video_003_thumb.jpg (http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=16677&c=member&orderby=title&direction=ASC&imageuser=17924&cutoffdate=-1)

http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/7/9/2/4/the_wood_mid_feb12_016_thumb.jpg (http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=16939&c=member&orderby=title&direction=ASC&imageuser=17924&cutoffdate=-1)

http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/7/9/2/4/the_wood_mid_feb12_013_thumb.jpg (http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=16929&c=member&orderby=title&direction=ASC&imageuser=17924&cutoffdate=-1)

These are available on ebay - Item Number 190642521223
Happy hangin:)

03-26-2012, 12:55
The new 2012 Frontline and Travel hammocks come with spreader bars. I was unlucky to order the day before bushcraft posted a review on Youtube for the new Frontline.

I tried to get just the bars from DD, but they wouldn't sell them alone. I was disappointed, considering that I ordered just a few days earlier (DD lost some kudos there in my count).

I found the bars from teflon a bit bulky because I want them to fit to the stuff sack, so I made some myself from Easton arrowshafts. I used a 2314 shaft, cut to 4 pieces of 7 7/8'' and a 2014 shaft for two 1'' inserts which will perfectly fit into the 2314 tube.


I then glued the inserts with Epoxy to the bigger tubes and made nubs for the open ends.


All in all 20 minutes work with two left hands.

03-26-2012, 21:38
Great Idea, Womble, for getting those shafts down to a more packable size. :)

03-27-2012, 10:50
Great Idea, Womble, for getting those shafts down to a more packable size. :)

Thanks to you for the idea to use arrow shafts :D. I'm used to wooden shafts and was surprised that the 2014 fits so well into the 2314.

05-11-2012, 00:52
You should be able to get a tent pole repair kit from your local camping store. Buy the 4 or 6mm kit & you'll be able to make quite a few spreaders just like the DD ones.

08-10-2012, 09:01
I used a Coleman tent pole replacement from Wally World to make two spreaders that collapse. Cost $10 and is enough to make 4 spreaders, took about half an hour to make 2 (I'll gladly make someone a pair with the rest of my kit, if that person covers cost and shipping ~$12).

I have pictures and a guide to doing it, should I open a new thread or just continue this one?