Are you planning for next camping? For all those who have camping gear and see a broken tent pole can be familiar. These tent poles damage after storing or while traveling to a camping site. But it is disheartening to see anyone laid at an angle in the garage.
If you are prepared for camping completely, then you should need spare tent poles to replace old bent ones. But if you do not have them, then you should think of repairing or fixing it. You can easily repair them without damaging completely.
First of all, you should know what kind of tent poles you have and the material used to make it. Mainly there are four poles material available to use; it gives an impact on the performance of the tent and price tag. Here you can see how to repair or fix a tent pole made of different materials that are used for camping:
Lightweight Alloy Poles
High-end and most lightweight tents are flexible alloy poles. They are lighter and more reliable than those fiberglass poles. With anything, there will be a difference in qualities.
Steel Tent Poles
These poles come in various brands, functions, and sizes. But they all will offer you the same level of support for camping shelter. We normally carry round shaped tent poles than square one because they are friendly with any fabric, easy to handle and compatible with various other fittings that help you to put your shelter.
They come in alloy and steel materials and have a spigot at the top of the pole generally. This spigot means pointy end which fits through an eyelet of the tent or the ridge end cap or spreader pole.
Most of them are adjustable with alloy made poles that feature a twist-look otherwise cam lock mechanism. The steel pole usually comes with a wing or nut lock in T shape. Some kits are there that have a fixed length pole that can fold down into three sections. While some of the brands produce their own pole kits suitable for your tents, most of them are interchangeable with different materials and adjustable length.
These are some instructions you can follow to repair a broken tent pole without getting frustrated or annoyed. All kinds of tent poles are made to fail at some moment or other due to wear of the cord around the end part of the pole. So before you think to throw it away, you can use the above-said process and allow you are fixing them up easily.