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    Trekking pole spreader bars?

    Hi all - First time poster, long time lurker.

    I've been trying to figure out an efficient way to use trekking poles on a JRB bridge. I've managed to make it work using a double haul system from the pole handle to hammock ring and back but its an awkward solution. After searching here, I've seen references to this but get no clear sense of what the current stage of evolution is. Can anyone point me to a thread that includes a summary?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackfl View Post
    Hi all - First time poster, long time lurker.

    I've been trying to figure out an efficient way to use trekking poles on a JRB bridge. I've managed to make it work using a double haul system from the pole handle to hammock ring and back but its an awkward solution. After searching here, I've seen references to this but get no clear sense of what the current stage of evolution is. Can anyone point me to a thread that includes a summary?

    Many thanks
    try this one from the articles section...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1676
    and welcome to HF.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    key bits from Guide on speader bars

    Thanks for the pointer slowhike.

    The key paragraph for the question is buried, I've copied it out and reproduced it below
    Since I first published this article a number of solutions have been offered on HF for spreader bars.

    • WalkingBear made a
      webbing sleeve for the end of his hiking poles.
    • Turkeyboy put a small hole through the webbing, and attached caps for securing the ends of aluminum spreader bars.
    • Dutch has a way of afixing his hiking poles to the webbing on his remarkable Bridgeskin.
    • I found of a way of using my hiking poles. On the tip end I used TeeDee's idea of an electrical cap and washer. With an SMC ring on the hammock end, I tied a "nest" using spyderline so that the tip end slips in and is held in place. For the handle end of my pole I sewed a 21" inch loop of 1" polyester webbing onto the SMC ring.

    Different hiking pole geometries call for different solutions. I used another hiking pole that has a monopole bolt at the head, which allows the head end to be treated like the tip end.

    Grizz

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