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    Spreader bar storage

    Having mentally solved my spreader bar popping out problem, I'm now thinking of ways to keep the bars with the hammock.

    After stuffing the hammock in its storage bag, there's no way I can shove the bars in there.

    I'm thinking of some kind of stretchy pocket on the outside of the bag. Or perhaps stitch some strips of elastic and then end pockets similar to the ones on the hammock.

    What do others do?

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    [QUOTE=sandykayak;1210797]Having mentally solved my spreader bar popping out problem, I'm now thinking of ways to keep the bars with the hammock.

    After stuffing the hammock in its storage bag, there's no way I can shove the bars in there.

    I'm thinking of some kind of stretchy pocket on the outside of the bag. Or perhaps stitch some strips of elastic and then end pockets similar to the ones on the hammock.

    What do others do?[/QUOTE

    The best I have done is to put them in an outside pocket of my pack. I do have them in a small ripstop sack my wife made for them.
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    I use one jrb's pole bags. Shove my spreader poles for the hammock and tarp in them, then just slide it into the pack.
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/spr...r-storage-bag/

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    Tx. Hadn't seen that. That is within my sewing skills. Daisy chain is a good idea.

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    I had/have a similar issue with my spreader bars for the screen on my hammock, here is what i have done. I took some cardboard made a envelop and wrapped it in a single layer of duct tape. This slides into my stuff sack nicely and seems to protect the hammock and bars from each other. Just did this today so I'll let you know how it works.

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    How about the bag a small fold-up chair comes in? I've kept tent poles in these bags before - shoulder strap might be handy to attach to the backpack.
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    Newfie, do you put the spreader bars first and then somehow manage to stuff the hammock?

    Seems awkward but there's no way I can shove in the bars after the bag is full of hammock. That's why I was trying to come up with some way to attach to the outside of the bag.

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    My envelop can be but in before or after be it is a little easier before. I have tried to attach a pic.
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    Here is the contents of my pouch
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    Two 2 piece spreader bars, two toggles and two pegs

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