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    New Member eno38's Avatar
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    trekking poles for tarp setup?

    Hey guys, first post! I have a kelty Noah 12 for my hammock setup, but I wanted to set it up with trekking poles on the ground just to try it out (mostly for fun...because why sleep on the ground when you can sleep in a hammock lol). One problem, I do not own any trekking poles. So, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on buying a pair or if I should use something else or DIY. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.



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    Check out thrift stores for ski poles, they won't be adjustable, but it will give you perspective...have fun!

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    Trekking poles are one of the few things you can actually save money on by DIYing them. Mostly DIY is for fun and bragging rights.

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    I have a pair I picked up at Walmart, but prefer my DIY poles....

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    You're going to get responses that range from "just use trail sticks" to "use a pair of bionic carbon nano fiber poles that do the hiking for you and never forgets your birthday " it really is up to you. Can DIY anything from broomsticks to perfectly sized carbon fiber poles. Personally I've yet to have any trouble from my Walmart pair I got for a measly $25.
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    i just use a couple of 5' bamboo poles that i cut from a patch of bamboo growing along the side of the road.

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    I use a set of Wally World poles (around $26 for the pair). They're not the lightest, but I haven't had any issues with them and I absolutely love the cam locks on them.

    If you'd like to see me use them as poles for my tarp, you can see them in part three of my Z-Packs tarp video. You also get to see me stung by a wasp as well

    If you're interested, here is the video:



    I really like those poles, though, and have bought a couple of pairs. You really can't beat the price, and they'll give you a base of reference to determine whether or not you want something different.

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    If you'e like to try your hand at what looks like a rather easy DIY ultra light hiking pole project for around 10 bucks.

    Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erHUhzkFWNE
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    you may need to consult with bubbs before you set this up idk what she will have to say about this haha jk

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    thanks everybody for the replies. I'll probably be taking a trip to Wally World and grab a pair there. i still might make a pair cause i just like doing DIY stuff.

    Duane, man that video was perfect for me. I didnt even think of using the trekking poles for some of those configurations. I really want one of those tarp tubes now. ill be checking out the rest of you videos soon.

    im actually hanging in my back yard tonight with my brother and just came in to grab a beer and saw all the emails already. thanks alot guys!

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