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    Frontline spreader bars

    Could someone tell me the length of the spreader bars for the Frontline hammock?
    Thanks,Redbeard

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    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.

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    Spreader bars

    Thanks, that's what I needed to know.
    Redbeard

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    Take a look at these spreader bars.

    Check out my Mozi-net Spreader bars to fit DD Hammock or similar.








    These are available on ebay - Item Number 190642521223
    Happy hangin

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    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.

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    Great Idea, Womble, for getting those shafts down to a more packable size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    Great Idea, Womble, for getting those shafts down to a more packable size.
    Thanks to you for the idea to use arrow shafts . I'm used to wooden shafts and was surprised that the 2014 fits so well into the 2314.

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    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.

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    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?

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