Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles.

Posted by: rockchucker22

Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles. - 01/15/14 11:45 PM

Made some UL carbon fiber trekking pole and an adapter to use as a pyramid pole.
Handles are from Gossemer Gear, tips are standard Leki/Black diamond type, the poles are golf club blanks ordered online.
The adapter is a simple piece of 550 cord and a couple of Velcro ties for electrical cords.











Very strong and holds a tremendous amount on downward pressure.
Posted by: finallyME

Re: Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles. - 01/16/14 05:25 PM

Those look great! And a great solution to double them as tent poles. You know you can make it lighter by using another cord, other than 550. smile
Posted by: rockchucker22

Re: Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles. - 01/16/14 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By finallyME
Those look great! And a great solution to double them as tent poles. You know you can make it lighter by using another cord, other than 550. smile
i debated using some of the reflective trip line for tarps, I have extra of that and it's pretty light, although for slightly over 6 oz the way it is, isn't too bad for 2 poles and extras.
Posted by: finallyME

Re: Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles. - 01/17/14 02:31 PM

Well, I had to give you a hard time, because this is a lightweight forum. wink
Posted by: rockchucker22

Re: Myog trekking poles/ tarp poles. - 01/17/14 02:48 PM

Originally Posted By finallyME
Well, I had to give you a hard time, because this is a lightweight forum. wink
I need to be given s#+ at least once a day! grin