A pole bed is made by lashing three pieces of wood together to form an “A” frame. Having constructed a second “A” frame, you lash them to two trees about 7 feet apart.
Two long poles are then rested on the horizontal bar of the “A” frames. I carry a piece of rip-stop nylon which I have sewn into a tube and this is threaded over and along the two poles. This is what I lay on and supports my body.
The pile of material beneath the pole bed is Wych Elm bark which I spent the night processing to make cordage.