Winter grade tent poles

6:10 p.m. on December 16, 2012 (EST)
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I'm in the process of modding my new Scarp 2 for winter. I ordered a heavy duty main pole from TentPole Technoligies in 0.433" diameter and .030 wall thickness.

This will give the Scarp 2 much greater resistance to pole deflection in heavy winds.  My cost was $40. including shock cording and shipping. The other main pole mod is to put my (shortened) Tarptent crossing poles inside the fly for better canopy support. Lots of sewing in this mod.  The Tarptent crossing poles should be strong enough. Time will tell.

You can improve a tent's ability to take snow loads and heavy wind with pole upgrades. Nothing more miserable than a collapsed tent in a winter storm.

When  I finish all my mods I'll post photos here.


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