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    Spreader Bars for Bridge Hammock

    Hey all!

    For those of you with bridge hammock... could you shed some light on spreader bars?
    Mine bread down into two pieces, but one of the pieces is still to big to fit well into my pack.
    And I feel like I could maybe switch them out for something the weighs less.

    So what are your thoughts and setups regarding spreader bars?

    Impart your knowledge with a noob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toes View Post
    ...but one of the pieces is still to big to fit well into my pack....)
    I place mine in a fitted bag and pack them in an outside pocket and under the compression straps. One compression strap goes through a grosgrain loop on the bag guaranteeing it can't be lost.

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    I use a ccf pad for insulation, so I just roll my poles into the pad, then I lash it to the top of my pack, a bedroll.

    A few months ago a there was a long thread exactly on this subject, you might want to do a search for it....there were a lot of great suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    ...A few months ago a there was a long thread exactly on this subject, you might want to do a search for it....there were a lot of great suggestions.
    Here you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    I use a ccf pad for insulation, so I just roll my poles into the pad, then I lash it to the top of my pack, a bedroll.
    That's a really good idea! Hadn't thought of that.

    And thanks for the link, gmcttr!

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    I cut mine into two smaller pieces and used a coupling to make them whole again.
    Check out quest outfitters for all kinds of supplies,including the insert material.
    I also used the insert material to beef up the strength of the spreader bars by placing a section of it about 6 inches to each side of the coupling piece,adds a tiny bit of weight, but increases the strength at potential flex points.Good luck.

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    Speader bar bag, reinforced bottom, daisy chain securitry strap, secure closure... http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/spr...r-storage-bag/

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