Off topic:Part of the Broughton Group - full porch mode - not crawling around on the ground. Just walk up, sit down, bring your legs in:
I can't seem to find these online (and can't get REI at the moment). Does anyone have suggestions of poles that are available in Victoria? I'm planning to bring my 2 trekking poles to try with, but they are only about 1.5m long.Poles - REI sells some collapsible tarp poles (two sizes), they come in handy when making an awning area and to substitute for trees if you want to cover a picnic table that is not oriented with or near trees.
In Victoria or shipped to Victoria?Does anyone have suggestions of poles that are available in Victoria?
One thing I have done with most of my tarps is to sew on individual pockets for the guy lines. When packing up I figure 8 wrap them around my hand and then stuff them in their pockets. When folding up the tarp it stops them from tangling and deployment is easy as each line comes out smoothly.
Thanks for the links @JohnAbercrombie . The MSR poles (1 or 2 8' poles maybe?) look good. I was in Trotac yesterday and they had some extendible boat hooks. They were pretty chunky, but seemed really solid. I'm going to paddle tomorrow, but will head in to town and look through some of the stores in the next few days to see what they have. Capital Iron might have something as well.In Victoria or shipped to Victoria?
REI will ship those poles to you - I just put one in my cart there and the shipping was a very reasonable $20 for one 8 ft pole.
MSR is the other well-known maker of tarp poles.
Try calling Robinsons and Valhalla?
Or farther away:
Lots of DIY possibilities, too.