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OPCampfire OracleJoined:Jan 2006Posts: 59,847 There have been a couple threads here lately about tents. I watched a video on a Cabelas tent that said to put in the stakes at a 45 degree angle. I’ve read on a number of sites that putting them straight down is stronger. So, we have conflicting opinions. I found this video showing some comparisons. I guess I’ll have to give this a try with a couple types of stakes that I use.


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Campfire KahunaJoined:Apr 2017Posts: 15,529 Always a good coffee table topic.


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Campfire GuideJoined:Dec 2004Posts: 3,182 I’ve always used a roughly 45 degree angle. Just always made more sense to me.
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Campfire GuideJoined:Dec 2004Posts: 3,182 Interesting test.although those really small stakes are worthless in general.I’ve used those titanium nail stakes to anchor an 8 man tipi, that has held up to measured 65 MPH winds. I’ve also used 30” Kifaru SST stakes that would barely hold a 4 man tipi in tundra type ground. All depends on the ground type.
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Campfire GuideJoined:Feb 2010Posts: 2,797 I’m going into to town for some whisky and a steak.
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Campfire TrackerJoined:Jan 2010Posts: 7,449 Long Stakes approx. 45 to 60 deg angle for me. I have watched people put short stakes in at 90 deg and watched as their tents were blown down in mild winds.I would never tell someone else how to stake their tent down unless they asked me.Last edited by funshooter;04/13/21.
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Joined:Jan 2006Posts: 59,847Rock ChuckOPCampfire Oracle
OPCampfire OracleJoined:Jan 2006Posts: 59,847 I watched another video with a test of long heavy steel stakes, like you’d use for a circus tent. They drove them in and used a winch on a wrecker to try to pull them out. They had a scale in the cable. The vertical stakes were 3 or 4 times stronger than the slanted ones. That result was the opposite of the video I posted.


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Campfire GuideJoined:Aug 2017Posts: 4,231 For me, it’s determined by fining the cleanest rock free path as I’m driving it in.
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Campfire GuideJoined:Dec 2017Posts: 2,895 I made mine from 5/8 rebar and they’re 20″ long for my wall tent. They don’t seem to care what angle they’re at. These flimsy things you can buy won’t hold much no matter how you drive them in.
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Campfire OutfitterJoined:Dec 2019Posts: 9,024 I’m paying attention.There’s a lot at stake here.Don’t make fun. Otherwise you may be burned like a steak at the stake.Me I think it depends on the ground you are staking.


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Campfire TrackerJoined:Feb 2008Posts: 5,548 I’ve gone through two tornadoes and A horizontal can’t see 30 feet blizzard in tents and the best angle is the one that stake will not pull out from. A green branch or willow sapling that tapers from1/2-3/8 diameter at the base to maybe 1/4 and shoved into soft ground maybe a foot will hold in almost anything because it will flex instead of work itself loose.
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Campfire ‘BwanaJoined:Sep 2008Posts: 11,996 All of that to come up with something that every old tent camper guy learned a long time ago – and nothing about the more important aspect – tent stake FRICTION with the ground, whatever type.Chose the tent stakes with care.


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Campfire OracleJoined:Jan 2005Posts: 34,461 My camping and camp crafts book which I received in 1959 says:short, heavy pegs are hammered into the ground in a vertical positionin hard ground, long, heavy, pegs are set a a 60 degree angle to ground, pointing TOWARD tent (That one always seemed weird to me.)in soft ground, long. heavy pegs are hammered in at a 90 degree angle to pull of line. with notch at ground levelIf you are concerned about the strength of light-weight pegs, it suggests driving two in at 90 degree angles a small space apart, winding the line around the one nearest the tent, leaving enough tag to tie to the second peg.It would appear that, like so many things, there are numerous ways to deal with pegs, and, like everything else, all of them except the one that you use are wrong.


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Campfire OutfitterJoined:Dec 2019Posts: 9,024 Well it’s kind of a no-brainer.When someone is pulling stakes, they sure as hell aren’t tugging them sideways.Pretty much the same forces/geometry in play.But sometimes you wiggle them back and forth to loosen the friction at the top of the hole.Maybe that ties into how you drive them to hold?


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How to Stake a Tent Properly: 12 Required Tips for Beginners

Tents that are not properly anchored are one of the most prevalent camping mistakes. If you have only one windstorm, it will ruin the enjoyment of your trip. With the help of this post, you’ll learn how to stake a tent, both for beginners and for experts. More reading material: How to Set Up a Tent in the Rain (with Pictures)

How to Stake a Tent Properly

Your tent collapsed over you in the middle of the night as the wind picked up just a smidgeon of speed, causing you to lose your balance. Your family is becoming increasingly agitated by the minute, and you are the one outside staking the tent back into place. just as it begins to rain. You’ve made the decision to never do it again, and we want to assist you in making that decision successful. One of life’s basic joys is escaping into the great outdoors for an overnight stay, a weekend, or even weeks at a time.

  1. If you do this task successfully, you will be hailed as a hero.
  2. No, we’re not kidding.
  3. That’s the way it is with family.
  4. Then, instead of them chuckling at you around the campfire, it will be you who will be giggling at another member of your family.

12 Tips to Stake a Tent Properly

As soon as you get there, spend a few minutes to look around and find a spot. Keep in mind that you’ll be sleeping on the ground in a few hours’ time. If it’s rocky, level, has extensive tree roots, or if it’s under a tree that drops pine cones or acorns, you should investigate more. These are some things to think about while making a decision. Consider how inconvenient it is to wake up with a lump in your side in the middle of the night, or the terrified cry of children when acorns fall and terrify everyone.

Your future self will be grateful to you.

2. Always stake your tent

I realize this seems silly, yet it has been accomplished. First-timers and seasoned campers alike have constructed their tents on a peaceful, windless afternoon only to be distracted by children or distracted by a few drinks and forget to go back and stake the tent. Then the wind comes up and they’re chasing their tent around like a madman. oops.

3. Tie guy lines

It is important to remember to connect guylines to the tent’s foundation in addition to anchoring it down.

These aid in providing structure to the tent and maximizing the amount of space available within the tent.

4. Stake corner guy lines at an angle

When stakes are put at a 45-degree angle from the corner, it is possible to draw the line taut, allowing for the most amount of space possible within. It also aids in the retention of waterproofing as the wind picks up speed. When it’s finished, the interior of your tent will be spacious and cozy. Handy Tip: Always remember to bring extra stakes in case the wind comes up.

5. Straight up stake

And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. When driving a stake into the ground, it is more effective if the stake is driven straight down into the earth for maximum penetration and resistance to higher winds. During severe storms with high winds, this has shown to be useful. Do you want to go camping with your family? Here’s our guide to the finest family camping tents available on the market.

6. If you forget the hammer

To drive your stakes into the ground, use a rock, tire iron, or the back of an axe head. In order to get the strongest grasp, you want a straight entrance. If you’re vehicle camping, carry a rubber mallet with you. This will allow you to push your stakes without exerting too much effort or crushing them. It is OK to use your hatchet when hiking. Tenting Tip: Do not use your hand or foot to pitch the tent. This adds unequal pressure to the stake and it may flex as your foot naturally wiggles with you while attempting to maintain balance.

7. Choose the right tent stakes

To drive your stakes into the ground, use a rock, a tire iron, or the back of an axe head. In order to get the best grasp, you want a straight entrance. If you’re vehicle camping, carry a rubber mallet with you. Without putting up much effort, you will be able to drive your stakes without having to worry about them crushing. Tenting Tip: Don’t use your hand or foot to pitch the tent. This adds unequal pressure to the stake and it may flex as your foot naturally wiggles with you while attempting to maintain your balance.

In addition, because it will soften the soil surrounding the stake, it will not provide the greatest amount of grip.

8. If unsure, stake more

In other words, if you are doubtful about whether the stakes you have are sufficient for the soil type, you should add a few more or attach your tent to a tree. In order to hold well in sandy soil, longer, deeper wedged pegs are required; if you don’t have any on hand, a tree will serve as your closest buddy.

9. What goes in easy, comes out easy

Okay, feeling like Superman when you can single-handedly drive a stake into the ground with your own hands is fantastic, but keep in mind that the stake can be pulled out just as quickly. If a storm sweeps in and wets the ground, and the wind picks up speed, the odds are good that your tent will pick up speed as well.

10. Hooks are helpful

You know that little hook at the end of your tent’s stake that you can’t seem to get your hands on? It is, after all, there for a reason. Its purpose is to increase the amount of strain in your guy rope by taking advantage of the resistance of the earth. When the hook is oriented away from your tent, the earth acts as a reinforcement. Consider it a backup anchor for your ship. If it is pointed in the direction of the tent, it increases the likelihood of your rope falling off. When setting up your tent, an as-biner carabiner is an excellent piece of equipment to have on hand.

It is common for them to have lockable, double-sided carabiners, which are excellent for attaching a stake’s loop to the guy line of a tent. These carabiners are also useful for securing your tarp above your campfire and tent, as previously mentioned.

11. Ropes down to stakes are trip hazards

Yes, common reason prevails. However, if you or your loved ones have to tinkle in the middle of the night, it is possible that you will forget where the rope descends to meet the stake and will trip over it. Another important reason to anchor your tent at a 45-degree angle away from the entrance of your tent is to keep it dry.

12. Makeshift supplementary stakes

Makeshift stakes can be used as extra anchors by attaching a rope from your tent to a rock on the ground and fastening it to the rock. By placing a huge boulder on top of it, you may assist to strengthen it even more while also keeping it in place. This is especially useful if a storm comes out of nowhere and you need more stakes but don’t have any on hand, or if the stakes are too far away to go back and get before the storm strikes. Alternatively, you can construct your own wooden stakes. How to produce pegs with a machete is as follows:

Your Turn

Do you have a camping mishap you’d like to share? Or perhaps you have a question regarding how to put up your tent? Participate in the discussion in the comments!

Angle Of Stakes – Training, Safety & Insurance!

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 2:34 p.m. In many cases, manufacturers and inflatable firms advise driving pegs into the ground at a 45-degree angle to the inflatable. A safety teacher, citing evidence from a university study, points out that driving them straight down is the greatest option owing to the wedge that it generates during my Pennsylvania safety course. Anyone anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this matter to share with me?

2ADB

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 2:51 p.m. “When driving in your stakes, they should be placed into the ground at an angle of around 15 degrees away from the unit,” according to Sioto’s training information. I would have thought that any stake, if driven straight up and down into the earth, would be more easily worked out by the ground itself.

3pmagic

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 3:51 p.m. Straight in is considerably easier to get out of than a curved in. Typically, you can take them out by hand without even having to break their hold on the object. You are unable to do so at an angle. One of my cleaning staff members had one of them take off on him after he had smashed them into the ground with a hammer. When it happened, I had been warning him not to do so for quite some time before it happened. He is now driving them into the building at an angle.

4AkaReaper

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 4:12 p.m. According to the SIOTO 15 degree angle, you can establish an angle that supports greater holding force, allows for an angle where straps do not fall off as readily, and allows you to hammer it into the ground at a very fair depth while still maintaining a decent angle. Although a 45-degree angle will provide you with additional resistance, it will not provide you with adequate depth. In order to achieve that angle, you’ll need stakes that are twice as long.

It’s far more difficult to win if your arm is already 15 degrees back.

5MWC

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 4:21 p.m. Pete McVey, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on staking and fastening tents, has conducted extensive study.

According to him, and as he displays in his training lectures, staking vertically provides it the most strength. Among other trade exhibitions, he serves as a teacher at TRAM and the Celina Tent Expo.

6PROBIRD

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 4:39 p.m. He has also never had a 300 pound balloon fly away from him. In the meanwhile, I’ll keep placing them in at an angle until one of them flies away, which hasn’t occurred in nine years.

7biggabounce

Biggabounce Posted on March 8, 2012, at 5:56 p.m. Yes, I was in attendance during the PA training. In this case, the vertical stake was chosen because more soil compression occurs when a stake is straight as opposed to when it is bent in half. It is the compression of the earth that prevents the stake from collapsing. In addition, we’ve been advised that the standard stakes we receive with bounce houses are substandard. Stakes should be 24 inches long and 1 diameter thick, and they should be driven all the way down, with the tie at the bottom of the stake rather than the top of the stake.

It’s impossible to debate with physicists.

8bestjump

Posting date: March 8, 2012 – 05:56 p.m. Description: Yes, I was in attendance for the PA training as well! The reason for using a vertical stake is because when a stake is straight rather than at an angle, there is more soil compression. That which prevents the stake from collapsing is soil compression. In addition, we’ve been advised that the standard stakes we receive with bounce houses are subpar. Stakes should be 24 inches long and 1 diameter thick, and they should be driven all the way down, with the tie at the bottom of the stake rather than at the top, as recommended.

When it comes to Physics, you can’t dispute.

9bestjump

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 6:34 p.m. It appears to me that the soil compression argument relies solely on theoretical considerations and does not take into account the direction of the weight on the stake. It is not possible for a bounce house to pull on a stake at an angle equal to the angle at which it is pushed into the ground. It pushes the stake almost perpendicular to the ground. Assuming that you drive two stakes into the ground, one straight up and down and one at a slight angle, then try to pull both stakes out of the ground by pulling the rope along the ground or slightly off the ground, I can almost guarantee that the stake driven at a slight angle away from the direction that rope is being pulled will be more difficult to pull out of the ground than the stake driven straight up and down.

If you don’t trust me, then try it for yourself.

bestjump last edited this page on March 8, 2012, 06:37 PM.

10Guest_mkaraffa_*

Guest mkaraffa_* Posted on March 8, 2012, at 6:35 p.m.

Well, the reason I was wondering is because my Ninja Jump owner’s manuals do not mention whether you drive them at an angle or in a straight line. Although Pennsylvanians prefer vertical, practically everyone in this area prefers angled. What is a guy supposed to do in this situation? lol

11AkaReaper

Posted on March 8, 2012, at 6:38 p.m. Ours was examined by a Professor of Engineering, however other specialists will have distinct points of view. However, it appears that the consensus is skewed. I agree that the idea of soil compaction is nonsense. What if the stake resisting the soil is the same angle or straight as the stake that resists the soil? If they can demonstrate that a straight-driven stake altar alters the molecular make-up of the earth, I could be persuaded to believe them, haha.

Is there something I’m missing?

12Zman118

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Posted on March 8, 2012, at 7:17 p.m. One difference between staking a tent and staking an inflatable is that when one stakes a tent, the stake is under constant even pressure as long as the tent is up, whereas when one stakes an inflatable, the pressure is variable because the kids are jumping in the unit constantly moving the inflatable, creating uneven pressure on the stake. This is something that nobody seems to have mentioned. In addition, the repeated “jerking” that the stake receives from an inflatable causes the stake to weaken, making it simpler to pull out, especially if the stake is placed in the ground vertically, The impact is similar to beating the stake on the sides to ‘loosen’ it up before taking it out of the ground.

A tent under continual even pressure, in my opinion, is better secured at a 15 percent angle than one that is not moving.

Anyone have any thoughts on this observation?

13biggabounce

Biggabounce Posted on March 9, 2012, at 8:08 a.m. Hi Personally, I prefer a different perspective. As I previously stated, there is no disputing the laws of physics, and it is this that these attorneys and ambulance chasers would attempt to exploit if there is a stake failure. Other variables that were beyond your control might have impacted the integrity of that stake, and you have no way of knowing which ones. For example, intermittent bouncing weakness, soil conditions, such as loose, soft soil vs dry, hard soil, and people meddling with them are all possible causes.

  1. I would want to have the stakes in the ground and the inflatable tear off instead of the stakes in the earth.
  2. On the field, however, many additional variables may need to be taken into consideration, some of which may be beyond our control.
  3. Not all units are constructed in the same way.
  4. However, if the handbook specifies that 400 pounds of weight each corner is required, don’t bother purchasing the unit.
  5. When building a simple bounce unit, a 1/2 inch circular 18inch long stake at a small angle may be sufficient; but, when building a gigantic cutting edge slide, this may not be sufficient and the stake size, length, and location may need to be increased.
  6. “Isn’t the stake resisting the soil the same whether it’s slanted or straight?” – The straighter the stake and the deeper down the stake is pushed, the more soil compression there is on the stake.

However, I am certain that you are really knowledgeable and do an excellent job with the setup. The longer you’ve been in the game, the more you’ve seen and experienced. Everyone, please be at peace.

14jammer

Posted on March 9, 2012, at 8:19 a.m. AMI You should absolutely install them at an angle away from the unit. Just makes logic that it is more difficult for the wind to blow them in that direction, and SIOTA educates you to do so as well.

15The Starz

Posted on March 9, 2012, at 8:46 a.m. AMPete McVey, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on staking and fastening tents, has conducted extensive study. According to him, and as he displays in his training lectures, staking vertically provides it the most strength. Among other trade exhibitions, he serves as a teacher at TRAM and the Celina Tent Expo. The manner ARA teaches at the Convention every year is accurate, and it has received endorsements from Tram as well as Anchor, who both attended their presentation in November this year.

If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Stake Pulling/Holding Power Seminar (of which they host many each year specifically for our industry), you will notice the difference between Straight In, 15 degree, 45 degree, as well as the difference between 12in stakes and 42in stakes when compared to straight in.

It’s quite acceptable for each of you to do your own thing; just do what makes you feel comfortable.

I’ve been in this industry for a long now, starting with a small 10×10 moonwalk and working my way up to an 80×300 tent.

Even after driving straight into the ground, nothing has happened so far.

16MWC

10:28 a.m., Tuesday, March 9th, 2012 Pete is one of my favorite people.

How To Stake A Tent – The Best Surprise Answer In 2021 MyTrail

As soon as the wind rose up a little bit, your best camping tent blew apart in the middle of the night, throwing you all over the place. Your family and friends are growing more enraged, and you’re the one standing outside, staking the Capony back into position. and it hasn’t even begun to rain yet. You have stated that you would never do it again, and we would like to assist you in making that a reality. One of the basic pleasures of life is being able to escape to the great outdoors for several weeks or simply a single weekend at a time.

  1. Knowing how to stake a tent is not a terrible skill to have.
  2. The good news is that if you don’t do it perfectly, your closest friends and family will never let you down it again.
  3. Generations to come will almost certainly be toasting s’mores over the campfire, and someone will almost certainly remark something along the lines of “hey remember when (insert your name)’s)ent dropped down in the middle of the night time?” and everyone is going to have a good laugh over it.
  4. This short ‘how-to’ guide is designed to aid you and offer you with suggestions and ten ideas to remember so that you come out looking like a pro on your next job interview.

Are you looking for a simple way to anchor a tent? Continue reading to see how My Trail Company can assist you in locating the answer to the question of How To Stake A Tent.

Why is a guyline essential to a tent significant?

Guylines are particularly important in inland locations since they will incorporate your own tent construction as well as a significant amount of electricity. With all of the snow and rain, this capony service is really necessary.

2. Ventilation.

When camping in a double-double-wallet (where the mesh tent adds a wall on top of the rain fly, leaving two partitions), the men outlines assist to ensure that the two walls remain apart from one another. They will prevent the trickle of rain from resting on the tent’s eves and sides. This separation is critical for reducing moisture buildup and enhancing the movement of the surrounding environment.

3. Space.

You could find some loops in the tent’s walls or in the middle of a few of the borders, if you look closely. All of these are designed to pull a drooping section of the wall and, as a result, create greater space.

4. Dry.

The majority of the best hiking tents come with some sort of rain fly or vestibules built in (like a miniature front porch). Guylines are required for installation of the rain fly in the majority of cases since the tent framework cannot hold the rain fly entirely.

5. Needed to Stand.

Non-freestanding tents, by definition, require males to define the perimeter in order to stand.

The way to bet and tie down a guyline?

Take note of the loops that you have attached to your own tent or tarp. These are referred to as “man out loops.” The bulk of them are just around the corner from where you are. The borders and walls may have some more ones if you look hard enough. These loops are the locations at which you attach your man outline to the wall. It is possible to utilize string, cable, twine, or almost any other type of string. Personally, I like to utilize an ultralight hiking reflective wire for my reflective needs (like this or these).

  • It’s possible that your child’s creator has already included some type of man outline for you to use.
  • Keep take mind that some of the lines in the producer are poorly or extremely briefly connected.
  • Additionally, sourcing your own offers you the freedom to choose the length of the piece (normally about 3 feet per man lineup).
  • This knot will need to be preserved in some way, either by being fixed (not flexible) or by trimming (tightens with pressure).

STEP 2: Locate Your Way to Anchor and Correct.

Choose your own tent anchors from a variety of options. Bets are my favourite method of wagering. However, if the floor is too hard (rugged) or too soft (sandy or muddy), you’ll have to get creative using interlocking rocks, branches, or logs to provide a stable foundation. True anchor points can be connected by a variety of methods, each of which has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The capacity to make adjustments is the primary purpose here. The flexibility to prolong or shorten the man line will most likely result in more options for anchor points being available (that could be difficult to come by).

Tensioners (also known as lighteners) are the most straightforward method of altering the lineup in my opinion. If you do not have a tensioner, you are only a figure of speech. Alternatively, you may use a soda can as a tensioner in your DIY tensioner.

STEP 3: Stake Down Tent Properly.

What is the best way to stake down a tent? Your tensioner loop was attached to your belt. Once your knot is secured, all that is left to do is stake it down. Correct pressure and length should be used. If you want the strongest anchor possible, I recommend that you do the following: a) keep your line straight and vertical in the water (and b) angle your bet at a 45-degree angle toward the tent. Other than that, if the bet is oriented out, away from the tent, it may just function as an extension of this man line with minimal resistance.

How To Stake A Tent?

Take a breather. When you get there. You should keep in mind that you’ll be sleeping on this floor in a few of hours. Check to see if it’s rocky or flat, if it has large tree branches, or if it’s beneath a tree that drops pine cones or acorns before you go. The above are only a few issues to think about. Consider how aggravating a bulge on your side may be in the middle of the night, or the terrified cry of toddlers when falling acorns awaken the entire neighborhood. It is certainly worth your time to pick up a few larger stones, twigs, seeds, and other items that are lying around.

2. Always stake your tent

I understand that this seems crazy, but it has been done. First-timers and ardent trekkers alike have constructed their tents on a calm, windless day, only to be sidetracked by youngsters or tempted by a drink or two and forsake their efforts, only to return and reinstall thetent the next morning. As a result, the wind increases up and they are racing after their tent, which leads to an embarrassing situation.

3. Tie man lines

In addition to staking the tent’s bottom, make sure to connect the guylines together as well. This aids in the optimization of their capony’s area as well as the provision of the tent arrangement.

4. Stake cornerman lines

When bets are placed in the corner, it allows you to drag the line educated for space indoors, allowing you to win more money. Additionally, it contributes to the waterproofing of the garment, allowing it to keep in place when the wind comes up. When you educate yourself on how to set up your tent, it will most likely be pleasant and spacious on the inside. A helpful hint is to always have extra bets in case the wind picks up speed. Learn more about how to waterproof a tent in this article.

5. Straight-up wager

Yes, everything appears to be as it should be. When you place a bet, it is preferable if you pound it into the ground for maximum penetration and resistance. This has been demonstrated to be effective in storms with high-speed wind gusts. Do you want to go camping with your family? Here are our top picks for the finest family camping tents.

6. Should you overlook the hammer

Utilize a stone, a tire iron for ironing, or the back of an ax head to force your bets onto the field of play. You’d want an entry for the grip, would you? If you’re going vehicle camping, make sure to have a rubber mallet. This will allow you to push your bets without having to beat them or put up any effort. If you’re going trekking, your hatchet will be more than sufficient.

Tenting Tip: Do not use your foot or hand to hold the tent. This puts tension on the joint, which may cause it to bend when your foot wiggles while you try to keep your balance. Furthermore, because it will soften the dirt, it will not provide any traction.

7. Choose the tent stakes

When selecting a wager, the two most important factors to consider are the surface area and the length area. The three types of tent pegs are as follows: 7-inch Metal Tent Stakes: These aluminum stakes are exceptionally lightweight (each piece weighs about 3.5 ounces) while yet being extremely strong. The three-dimensional shape improves the surface area available for gripping. It’s ideal for regimens where the weight is a variable. It will be necessary to have foliage if your soil is sandier than average.

  • Make use of those found on surfaces such as snow and sand.
  • These are only a few of ounces in weight apiece.
  • They are carrying a large load and using high-duty tent stakes.
  • These aren’t the best for backpacking, but they may be enough for car camping or garden camping.
  • Having trouble putting your tent away?

8. If unsure

This means that if you’re not confident that the wagers you’ve placed have been appropriate for your soil type, put in a couple extra or knot your tent. Sandy soils require more and deeper bets to be maintained effectively, so a tree the buddy is recommended in the case that you do not have any on hand.

9. What goes in simple, comes out

To be honest, Superman is fantastic when it comes to pushing a bet in with your hands, but just remember that it may come out at any time. When a storm sweeps in and wets the ground, the chances of your tent growing with it rise as the storm progresses toward its finish.

10. Hooks are useful

You recognize the hook at the end of your jammies student’s well-written conclusion, and you’re here for a reason. Its purpose is to increase the amount of tension generated by the soil’s resistance. The soil serves to strengthen it. Following that, the hook is turned away from the tent. Take a look at this. Additionally, if your rope is facing the tent, it increases the likelihood of it breaking. An s-biner carabiner is another piece of equipment to have on hand while setting up your tent to grab attention.

These carabiners are perfect for draping your tarp over your tent and securing your campfire.

11. Ropes down to bets are trip hazards

Yes, it makes sense. However, if your nearest and dearest or you need to pee in the middle of the night, it’s possible that you’ll forget where the rope goes to please with the bet and end up tripping over it since you’ll be too tired.

That is still another reason for you to bet at a 45-degree angle from your own tent, which serves as your entrance.

12. Makeshift supplementary bets

By connecting a rope to a stone on the floor of one’s own tent, one may make a fire. It is possible to place bets more quickly. Then, by putting a rock on top of it to help preserve it and strengthen it. This is excellent for when a storm comes out of nowhere and you need to get away, but they’re too far away to return till the storm hits, and catch. You collapsed in the middle of the night when the wind picked up just a smidgeon of strength. As the tension between you and your loved ones grows more intense, you’re the one standing outside staking the tent back into place.

  1. One of life’s simple joys is being able to escape to the outdoors instantly, for several weeks, or even for a single weekend at a time.
  2. If you do this task successfully, you will be hailed as a hero.
  3. No, we’re not kidding.
  4. That’s the way it is with family.
  5. As a result, rather than someone else around the campfire chuckling at you, it will be you giggling at someone else around the campfire.

Tent Stakes

Jerry AdamsBPL [email protected] is an e-mail address. Oregon and Washington are the locations. The Titanium Sheoard’s Hook stakes I purchased were not entirely satisfactory because when I pounded on them in hard soil, they tended to spring back and bend easily, and when exposed to wind, they tended to rotate around and the guyline came loose from the stakes. The bottom one was effective when I bent them mostly closed. It’s much simpler to pound it in. Those who are less likely to bend It is less probable that the guyline will come undone as a result of rotation.

  1. I completed seven of them.
  2. It’s a shame more people don’t sell their Ti stakes in this manner.
  3. I have used msr needle stakes with great success because they are tough as nails and lightweight to boot.
  4. Bob GrossBPL [email protected] e-mail address Silicon Valley is the location.
  5. In most cases, they will rotate if you drive them into the ground at a vertical angle of 90 degrees or less than 45 degrees from vertical.
  6. –B.G.–Lawson Previously, Kline sold the Ti-Eye stakes, which are exactly what you describe.
  7. They are excellent stakes, and I wish he was still in the business of selling them.

I’ve also never had a problem with them when I’ve pushed them in at a 45-degree angle as well.

Would a propane torch for plumbing be effective in softening the water?

The problem with Shepard Hooks and stakes in general is that they do not work well in rocky soil.

To get the stake all the way into the ground, you must approach it from whatever angle you can think of.

However, some campsites do not have suitable rocks.

When the wind blows more violently, the object will begin to rotate around.

I happen to have the exact type of stakes that the OP was looking for, but I couldn’t find them for sale anywhere.

(I received mine as a gift from Luxe Outdoor.) These are the ones to look out for: you get 6 for $14 ($5 postage to US).

(Really trying not to geek out on weights) Mike OxfordBPL [email protected] Locale: Silicon Valley, CAThose are pretty cool.

-moxMary DBPL [email protected] Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge No stake will go through rocks or tree roots!

I really like the Ti hook stakes that Mountain Laurel Designs carries; they are a trifle thicker (thus sturdier) than most others and they have a really durable fluorescent orange enamel coating.

If I’ll be in forest, I take just the Ti hooks.

It’s pretty much impossible to find a pulled/flipped stake otherwise!

Rather than having the tent stakes get lost in daylight, I have more of a problem of tripping over them at night.

It’s just that titanium is pretty slick, and paint will not stay on it permanently, especially if you are pounding in it with a rock or something.

I just googled it and it is available – this is the first site I hit on: That heat shrink could be a good idea.

Franco Apr 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm 1867107 ed hyattBPL [email protected] Locale: The North, Scotland I think these are what some might be looking for: bottom item on page – from Germany Apr 14, 2012 at 12:58 am 1867113 No offence Ed, but that is (unintentionally) funny… Franco ed hyattBPL [email protected] Locale: The North, Scotland You’ll have to explain Franco… Being English all I can manage is irony and sarcasm:-) yes I see.

  1. here in Australia we use the expression “Blind Freddy” could see that, but I will let someone else explain the joke… Franco I get the joke, and I’m not jumping out on a limb to explain this one.
  2. Ryan Apr 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm 1867373 Roger CaffinBPL [email protected] Locale: WollemiKosciusko NPs, Europe Hi Jerry Ti is wonderful stuff – really!
  3. Definitely.
  4. Some round-nosed pliers would be good.
  5. Ti is NOT steel, and it behaves very differently.
  6. Cheers Apr 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm 1867376 Roger CaffinBPL [email protected] Locale: WollemiKosciusko NPs, Europe how about glow-in-the-dark heat shrink tubing?
  7. The heat-shrink tubing did not stay stuck to the Ti wire: it slid up the length and around the hook.
  8. It does tend to loosen up a bit after a while.

Thanks for sharing your story, Roger… at least you’ve saved me some time and money. Roger CaffinBPL [email protected] Locale: WollemiKosciusko NPs, Europe Hi dk For what it is worth: bright yellow or bright orange epoxy paint is the best I have found so far. Cheers

Don’t Make these Common Tent Staking Mistakes

Once you’ve arrived at your campsite, it’s tempting to just pitch your tent and get on with more vital chores, such as meal preparation. However, correctly staking your tent is a vital aspect of the camp setup process. Avoid making the following ten typical tent staking blunders to keep you and your tent safe and pleasant on your camping excursions.

1. Not driving your stake all the way into the ground

When your stake is driven all the way into the earth, the holding power of your stake is at its greatest. If you’re camping in less-than-ideal conditions, burying your stake halfway into the earth and calling it a day won’t work out so well.

2. Using your foot to drive your stake into the ground

The practice of placing your stake and then pressing it into the ground with your foot may seem handy, especially if you are wearing sturdy hiking boots, but it is a certain way to create twisted stakes. If the stake is not bent, it will transform into a lever, which may pry up on the earth and lower the holding ability of the stake. The use of a rock as a hammer and driving the stakes into the earth is a far better approach in this situation.

3. Using the wrong kind of stakes

The number of different types of tent pegs available is greater than you may expect. In a separate blog article, which you can find here, we go through some of the most regularly used tent stakes in further detail. Check out each of these alternatives to see which is the greatest fit for you. When camping on the snow or sand, it is critical to avoid making this error. Snow stakes are an absolute need under these situations.

4. Driving your stake into the ground at an angle

It is preferable to have your tent stake go perpendicular to the ground rather than at an angle into the ground. Securing your tent with a stake that is driven straight into the ground will provide it with greater holding ability.

5. Facing the stake’s hook the wrong way

The wind will be best sheltered from your tent if you post it such that the hook of the stake faces away from your tent. Keeping the guy line in place – and your tent – will be much easier if you do it this way.

6. Not reinforcing weak stakes

On particularly windy days, placing something substantial (such as a boulder) over your tent’s important pegs will provide additional holding force for your tent. The boulder also serves as an additional layer of protection to ensure that the guy lines do not come loose from the tent pegs.

7. Not pulling the the guy lines tight enough to make your tent taut

You should be drawing the guy lines tight when you stake your tent so that your tent is taut when you leave it in place. This is especially critical if you are using a tent that is not self-supporting. It will make your tent more sturdy and boost the holding strength of your pegs if you tighten the cords that tie it together.

8. Staking your tent in a way that creates an odd tension

However, if the tension in your tent is not positioned appropriately, your tent will not be as durable or pleasant in comparison to a tent that has the correct tension. Think of your tent as having an X drawn across the top of it as you’re putting it up. When you draw the corner guy lines, the angles at which you pull them should be the same as the angles of that imaginary X.

9. Staking your tent in soft ground

Soft ground may appear to be excellent for anchoring your tent since it makes it simple to place stakes. However, if your stakes are easy to drive into the ground, it is probable that they will also be easy to remove from the ground.

When it comes to setting up your tent, sturdy but not rocky terrain is the best choice. (If you do decide to camp on rocky terrain, this staking trick will be quite helpful!)

10. Not staking your tent at all

The most common tent staking blunder is to simply forget to stake your tent in the first place. Although it may be tempting on days when the weather is ideal, it is important to remember that the weather may change suddenly. It’s preferable not to endanger your safety or your tent’s integrity by failing to stake it into the ground for a few minutes before setting up camp.

What Angle To Drive A Tent Stake

Tent pegs should be pushed into the ground at a 45-degree angle inward, towards the tent, to ensure proper alignment.

What angle are tent stakes?

When stakes are put at a 45-degree angle from the corner, it is possible to draw the line taut, allowing for the most amount of space possible within. It also aids in the retention of waterproofing as the wind picks up speed. When it’s finished, the interior of your tent will be spacious and cozy. Precautionary Tip: Always bring additional stakes with you in case the wind comes up.

Which way do tent stakes go?

It is preferable to have your tent stake go perpendicular to the ground rather than at an angle into the ground. Securing your tent with a stake that is driven straight into the ground will provide it with greater holding ability.

How do you set up a tent for rain?

15 Points to Remember When Setting Up a Tent in the Rain First, put up a lightweight tarp to protect the area. This is, without a doubt, the most vital piece of advice. Purchase a tent with removable panels that can be zipped out. Choose a suitable location. Make sure you’re wearing proper footwear. The fly should be rolled inside the tent. Purchase or construct your own rain gear. Purchase a single-wall tent for your needs. Bring a bivvy that is waterproof.

How do you stake a tent in the wind?

Point the low end of the tent (often the foot end) against the wind, or in the case of a dome tent, attempt to line it with the direction of the prevailing wind to keep it from blowing away. Secure the tent thoroughly by securing it with every stake loop. This will prevent the wind from getting underneath it and starting to lever it. Every guy loop and taut lines are used to finish the job.

How do you set up a tent without stakes?

Securing a tent without the use of pegs is not impossible if you have the proper expertise. In order to protect your tent from blowing away, you may use rocks, logs, tree ties, your own wooden tent pole, firewood, and sticks to assist keep it from blowing away. Continue reading to see how these methods can be of use to you.

How long should tent stakes be?

How long should tent stakes be in order to be effective? Tent stakes should be between 6′′ and 7.5′′ in length (Y-Stakes can be as short as 5′′). The amount of holding strength varies depending on the stake, however you can expect a 25lb holding capacity from a high-quality 6inch stake. It will take a major storm to pull a 6 inch stake out of the ground.

How do you attach a tent to the ground?

Anchor Ropes are used to hold the tent in place. In order to prevent the tent from slipping, drive metal stakes into the ground 6 ft (1.8 m) apart from each pole.

Stakes should be driven into the ground with a hammer or mallet. Make sure the pins are 3 to 4 in (7.6 to 10.2 cm) above the ground so that you can easily connect the anchor ropes to them once they have been driven in.

Should I replace my tent stakes?

Every tent is delivered with the same low-cost stakes. It is therefore a welcome relief that practically every tent has a set of stakes. The bad news is that such stakes are completely ineffective. If you want to go hiking or camping on a frequent basis, you will almost certainly want to upgrade your gear.

What tent pegs are best?

Tent stakes for camping are among the best available options. BackpackingTent Stake Weight Per Stake BackpackingTent Stake Score MSR Groundhog 96 0.46 oz is our top pick. Car camping is the best option: Coleman Steel Tent Stake 95mm (10 in.) 2.8 ounces Steel Stake 95 2.7 oz. from REI Co-op REI Co-op Snow Stake 94 1 oz is the best snow tent stake on the market.

How do you secure a tent?

A tent lock serves its purpose successfully when it is used to secure the zippers in your tent. Alternately, you may lock two zippers together, making it considerably more difficult to open the door. Alternatively, you may lock a zipper to a hefty or ground-secured item, making it more difficult for the zipper to move at all.

Do you stake a tent first or last?

Staking down the corners before you begin will provide you with more stability, which is especially important in windy conditions. Each corner of the tent should be nailed out at a 45-degree angle, with each edge pulled taught – a tight tent base will make putting the remainder of the tent together much easier.

How do you stake a tent in the sand?

To anchor your tent, you may simply utilize anything found on the shore such as bits of driftwood, pebbles, and other such items. For example, you may pick a smaller branch and connect your man line to it, then bury the branch below the sand so that the line is taut and the boat is stable. That should be plenty to hold it. Repeat the process for each of your tent’s lines.

Is it easy to pitch a tent?

The Tunnel Tent is a lightweight, easy to set up tent. A modest tunnel construction serves as the foundation for a large number of tents. The majority of tunnel tents are constructed using flexible tent poles (often referred to as fibreglass poles). These tent poles are easily inserted into sleeves that have been stitched into the tent. Suddenly, you have a structure that can be used as a sleeping quarters.

Do all tents need stakes?

During a heavy wind, all tents must be staked out to guarantee that they do not fly away from their locations. In addition, most freestanding tents contain a vestibule that has no poles at all, which means it must be staked out as described above. Lastly, it’s more than a little wise to put guylines to your tent in case of bad weather, as they will help to increase stability and wind resistance.

How do you hang a tent by yourself?

What You Need to Know About Setting Up a Tent on Your Own 1) CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION. 2) EXTEND THE TENT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. 3) PUSH THE BALL INTO THE STAKES. 4) USE TOP SLIPS TO CONNECT POLES AND THREAD TOGETHER. Insert the pole ends into the tabs as shown in step 5. Tie the ties to the poles in a tight knot. 7) Attach the CANOPY to the tent using the velcro tabs.

How do you attach rain flies to a tent?

Place the rainfly over the top of the tent frame, with the door of the rainfly aligned with the door of the inner tent, and close the tent.

The rainfly should be secured to the poles by looping or tabbing the inside of it, and the fly’s doors should be closed with the zipper closed.

Are titanium tent pegs worth it?

Titanium is less prone to bending than steel or aluminum, and it weighs significantly less as well. While I have no scientific proof to support this, I believe it ‘grips’ the ground better as well. Although these thin pegs perform admirably in hard ground, they will likely to rip through soft ground when under strain.

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