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need help on finding aluminum tent poles

Hi all,

Need to find some supplier of aluminum tent upright poles based in the UK.

prefer high street shop but internet will do,

Ive searched high n low on the net and come up with zilch !

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poles

Try these links both have poles on their sites
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poles

Heres another one
Ultralight Tents and Tarps - Lightweight tents, ultra lightweight tarps - Lightweight camping equipment UK
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Thanks for all the replys guys,

Thing is Im looking for aluminum uprights around 5'8.

Ive bought some aluminum poles but there really for bendy poles.

ive been digging round my garage and found some that are lighter than the
original poles so Im going to give those a try out.

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how about a cut down carbon fibre telescopic carp pole?
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I find the local caravan supply shop good for these - they normally have a collection of alu poles that you can build to what-ever size you need.

Alternativly some of the more 'consumer' camping shops (independants) stock them too for awnings and the like.

My local caravan / camping store stocks them certainly - but St Albans is a bit far for you to come !

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Thanks Guys,

I had a scrounge round my garage and found some old poles which i cut a couple of inches off,

then at Tesco's I saw some walking poles (£6 each) so bought a couple and cut off the handle leaving a rubber knob on the end. If you remove the rubber cover from the floor end of the pole you are left with small metal posts (ideal for going thru tent metal grommets).

Anyway thanks for all the ideas, only a week to go to my 15day trip to Finland :-)

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