How to Replace Tent Pole Shock Cord

Chances are you'll need to replace the shock cord in your tent poles at some point. Shock cord loses its elasticity over time, whether it's synthetic or natural rubber. Heavy use in cold weather accelerates this process. Replacing the shock cord in your tent poles when it loses elasticity will make assembling your tent much easier. It also insures that your pole sections will be fully seated on the inserts, which helps prevent the ends of the tent poles from cracking.