I remember seeing a pic of this on a forum (maybe here, or over on WB or PB). The guy used his treking pole as a spreader bar. Can't remember the forum though. Wondering if this is a good idea, getting ready to make my own hammock. I know about the bridge (tee dee yours and Grizz's DIY tutorials are awesome) but i'd like to try doing this first before i make a bridge. if anyone knows... please provide link.