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    Toggles??

    Hey guys I read that walmart sells plastic toggles but my local one doesn't so I did find a tent repair kit it came with three tent pole repair pieces seam seal nylon and poly thread I grabbed it thinking it would be useful in case of a rip my question is are the tent pole pieces ok to use for toggles? If so pretty cheap kit only coast 4 bucks

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    Pretty much anything sturdy can be used as a toggle.
    Trail stick (not rotten) about the thickness of your finger.
    Arrow shafts can be cut down to a suitable size or obtained scraps of arrows from your local hunting store.
    A piece of pvc pipe.
    The skinny end of an old golf shaft can be used.
    A bolt or piece of metal rod or a good tent stake.

    General rule is if you cant snap or bend the toggle in your hand it will work in your strap.

    Your tent poles should work. Give 'em a quick test. Fiberglass can be brittle after a while, so inspect often.

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    There aluminum inserts to fix a tentpole if it breaks I'm sure it will wrk then thanks

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    I use waterproof plastic matchstick tubes. They sell the orange ones at walmart.
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    I am still using rifle shell cases as seen in my avatar. They have worked great for a couple of years now.

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    I just saw an old dried out sharpie at work. I took the tip out cut off the end about a half inch. It is very slightly tapered, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work, we'll see. I normally just pick up some trail sticks. Lots of possibilities out there it seems. Like the shell casings!!

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    I bought a pair of knitting needles at WM for around $3 and cut them down to make 3 pairs of toggles. Anodized aluminum and almost no weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    I bought a pair of knitting needles at WM for around $3 and cut them down to make 3 pairs of toggles. Anodized aluminum and almost no weight.
    And I'm still using the ones he gave me! They work like a charm and look good too!
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