We recently snapped one of our tent poles & decided to find the cheapest possible, yet effective, fix. We pulled it off for .40 cents. Here’s how: Just go to your local hardware store, such as a Home Dept, head to the sprinkler section & buy a small plastic tube for less than a buck! You’ll have to find the right size for your job, but there were lots of options. We found the perfect fit, slipped it on, & now it holds the tent pole in place.