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    No-sew DIY pole mod (you know you want one)

    I had an old tent that donated some hardware to my DIY tarp project. I found these little aluminum thingies that held the poles at each corner of my old dome tent could be slipped into a small split ring and then the split ring could be attached to the grosgrain tie outs in the center of my tarp, eliminating the need to sew pockets altogether. Using split rings, this mod is also completely removable too. You just put the thingies on the tarp and then into the end of the pole and voila! you have a pole mod...I think someone could sell this as a no-sew removable pole mod for lazy DIYers. Too bad I discovered this after I had sewn some pole pockets on my tarp (which I don't use now). This system should be pretty strong as it uses your tie outs as the mounting point, which is where your tarp wants to be pulled on. They weigh 4 grams each. Check it out:

    Last edited by Patches; 08-18-2011 at 19:01. Reason: put in more info

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    Pretty neat. I wonder if you could use some snips from a chain link fence & some needlenose pliers & make some.

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    Sometimes,,when i car camp,,and run out of my telescopic tarp poles, I use tent poles that are 3 or 4 piece,,and just put a 16 penny nail in the top to go thru loop to hold it in place..works fine.

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    I'm so not getting this Is this for porch mode or tarp pole perpendicular to ridge line? Do you have any photos of complete set up? I have these parts languishing in the basement.
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    They hold a tent pole perpendicular to ridge line and replace side tie outs by pushing out the walls like a tent. here are a bunch of pics:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=37746

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    really really really cool. I will be trying this. hopefully this weekend.
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

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