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    I've just recently purchased a Go-lite Hex 3 and was wanting to use my trekking pole as a tent pole to save weight.
    However, a single trekking pole lacks in height with this tent and falls about 10cm short of the pole that comes with it.

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that you could buy an attachment to link two trekking poles together in order to solve this problem.

    Does anyone know where you can buy such an attachment?

    Thanks,

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    yes

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    Are you going to tell me where??

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    Mark click cruxters YES!!
    ALL WILL BE REVEALED..

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    Ahh, I see! Many thanks..

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    Your welcome..

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    Mark, don't go spending money for this. Make your own out of string (all right, high-tech nylon string if you are fussy, but hairy parcel string will work). Take a one foot length of string and tie a bowline knot at each end. The loops formed by these knots should be sized so that the tip of the poles will go in, but the loops will not slip far down the pole. Now insert a tip from each pole into the two loops so that the pole-ends overlap by the length of string between the loops. This is most easily done with the poles lying on the ground. Now get another short bit of string and tie it round both poles and the first bit of string in the middle of the pole-overlap.

    If that last sentence doesn't make sense, ignore it and try using your new Hex pole with just the original bit of string. This won't work, but it will demonstrate why the second bit of string is necessary, and when you go back and re-read the last sentence of the first paragraph again it will make sense.

    String rules, OK?

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