I was wondering if anyone uses a tent pole to push on the counter-weight of a bear bag hang? If I double my tarp-tent pole (to increase the stiffness) it is about 6 feet, which is fine.
If you tie a line between the ends then you have a 12 foot long pole, which you could pull on one of the bags. You have to keep the tension on the line so the pole does not disassemble.
I probably missed this one, I am sure it has been posted.