Originally Posted by SGT Rock
Tubes would do OK for that and on the trail. If you plan for this to work I would recommend sewing the pockets to the tarp then laminating some cuben with VHB over the stitching. I think the peel strength on VHB will probably not live up to what you need for a pole pocket. I do have another thing you might want to look into - I did a pole mod without pockets using Dutch Hooks. See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLU6t...ure=plpp_video
You could use a normal pole and attach the hooks to it instead of using trekking poles.
Attached is a .pdf of my plan for the pockets. What do you think?
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