Originally Posted by Boots13
What about bamboo? I was going to make some bamboo hiking poles out of some bamboo replacement broom handles I picked up for $4, they could pull double duty as my spreader bars also
You might be interested in this thread: Adjustable Bamboo Hiking Poles/ Spreader Bars for Bridge Hammock
SoCal Mike did something very similar; made double duty bamboo hiking poles/spreaders. Some good ideas in there.