I made a take down hiking pole out of bamboo and pvc. Got the idea from backyard bowyer and his take down pvc bows. These hiking poles will also be used as spreader bars and the pole for my hammock seat, https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=68861 . I cut 6" pieces of 3/4" pvc and heated it up to stretch onto the pole to make the coupling. The hard part was getting it apart so after I used some vice grips and muscle I sanded the inside of the pvc just enough to where it was a snug fit.