sleeping on hiking poles
On Saturday night I have tried to sleep on my hiking poles as a
support for one end of the hammock. I lashed the handles together
using their straps and arranged the points on the ground to form a
triangle. Then I ran the support line over the lashing and tied it to
a tree a few meters away.
The poles supported me (about 75kg) extended at full length but I have
noticed an alarming bend in them. Then I shortened them a bit (I have
a pair of three segment telescopic poles) and the bend was
unnoticeable. I slept that way without any problems until morning.
This can be employed over the tree line or when it is difficult to
find trees or proper hanging points.