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I'm actually going to be making those bamboo poles as well, thanks for the vid! (even if you are a steelers fan)
Also eno, if you want to improvise while you're out in the wild you can just grab some long sticks and rig your tarp up with those in lieu of trek poles, i do it all the time.
Only the dreamer venoms all his days,
Bearing more woe than all his sins deserve.
Maybe there is a golf bag in the garage with some clubs collecting dust? A hack saw, some sand paper, a razor knife and a little mason line can transform those elongated dust collectors into something useful.
I use them to open up the tarp, giving me a lot of stand up room next to the hammock.
Happy Trails to one and all.
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My hubs got a set of adjustable poles with the snowshoes he bought last year. I'm pretty sure I'll be confiscating them soon.
I got a pair of clubs, long woods for a dollar each at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store, they must have had a hundred clubs there. Haven't made them yet but couldn't pass up the raw material.
Those walmart poles are OK...but I wore through the cheap rubber tips in less than 2 miles of uphill Trekking (Telegraph pass Trail; Yuma, Az.). I tried both types of poles they had with the different locking mechanisms, but they have the same cheap tips, so I returned both and just used some century plant stocks I had lying around to make some super light DIY poles like I used to use in scouts. I'm happy now and used the money for the Arrowhead sale ! If you need rubber tips, and walk on hard rocky terrain where rubber is best, don't use the walmart poles because they wear the tips out super duper fast. This is my first post on here and I hope I save someone some time and trouble as the hard metal tips under the rubber always slip on rocks and junk and kinda suck once the rubber is gone...
Have fun with the tarp yo!
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