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8575Re: Alternative Hanging Methods?

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  • Matthew Takeda
    Mar 25, 2005
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      Mirage wrote:
      >I've tried it with trekking poles, but even fully extended, they were
      >too short to work for me. I used two poles at one end, in an inverted
      >"v" or aframe with the handles lashed together with the hammock line,
      >extending down to an anchor point. The other end was tied to a tree.
      > There was alot of stress on the poles too, and I would not want to do
      >this with expandable poles due to the risk of failure, either while
      >sleeping, or on the trail. If you have a stout staff, I expect this
      >would be more dual purpose.

      Don't do it with adjustable trekking poles. I tried it last summer with my
      adjustable Komperdells and the stress was too much. Good thing Komperdell
      sells replacement sections!

      Matthew Takeda
      the JOAT
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