This shock cord repair kit is great for fixing your tent poles when the elastic has snapped. As strong as they are, sometimes tent poles can crack and break and the shock cord that runs through them can snap. This shock cord kit should help you fix any damage to your snapped cord, and our gaffa tape (sold separately) can be useful for the broken poles. so you can carry on enjoying your trip. This kit comes with washers which are used to secure the cord to the rod. Having this in your kit will give you peace of mind.