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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    What is a good pen to use on a beach? For a gazebo ?


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    Bury an empty bottle (buddy coke, water, whatever) filled with sand and tie the cord to the bottle. Just remember to clean up afterwards.

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Tentco has a variety of pegs, including spiral sand pegs @ R15.00 each, available.
    Tentco tel no 011 397 6451


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    Storm Straps


    Size: 9m



    Straight Pegs


    Size: 200mm x 4mm - Medium (5 per Pack)
    Size: 300mm x 5mm - Large (5 per Pack)

    Anchor Pegs


    Size: 200mm x 4mm - Medium (5 per Pack)
    Size: 300mm x 5mm - Large (5 per Pack)
    Size: 550mm x 8mm - X-Large (1 Peg)
    Ground Sheet Pegs (5 per Pack)


    Spiral Sand Pegs (1 Peg)

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    This Toughstake is a very good patent, the idea of having the anchor point deep in the sand makes good sense. You can make it from 76x76mm Angle alluminium and a lenth of about 30cm.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    I saw a guy December who had 4 square pieces of teflon about as big as a tile (300 by 300), hole in the middel of each and with a cable that s about 500 mm long through the hole. he digs a hole and put them in and cover is up then ties the rope of the gazebo to the cables end. worked well!
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Jones View Post
    Make yourself a few sandbags, I like the plastic bag idea, fill them and simply fasten the tent to them. It works quite well in places like the Richtersveldt
    Nice idea yes,and everybody should actually have a sandbag or 6 when overlanding. Multiple uses, take up no space.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by WernerS View Post
    This Toughstake is a very good patent, the idea of having the anchor point deep in the sand makes good sense. You can make it from 76x76mm Angle alluminium and a lenth of about 30cm.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXb2qLvtVx8
    Nice idea. I cannot help but think that he should have the V pointing in exactly the opposite direction for more effectiveness.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Got some sand pegs from Outdoor Warehouse they were angle iron type with a washer on top thru which you then knock in angled tent peg (does this make sense )

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toccata (Roelof) View Post
    Nice idea. I cannot help but think that he should have the V pointing in exactly the opposite direction for more effectiveness.
    Exactly what i was thinking !

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    If you take 1000mm rebar tent pegs with, where do you pack the branawyn?
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    The easiest and cheapest option in sandy conditions is just to use big rocks for anker points. Or smaller rocks on top of normal pegs.
    Otherwise the longer the pegs the better.

    Those spiral pegs are useless

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by HiluxRoux View Post
    The easiest and cheapest option in sandy conditions is just to use big rocks for anker points. Or smaller rocks on top of normal pegs.
    Otherwise the longer the pegs the better.

    Those spiral pegs are useless
    We took sandbags.. filled them with sand, dug a hole in the sand, tied the lanyard around the sandbag, and buried it.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    What may also work is using three different pegs one after the other in a row. The first one has to pull against the second and the second against the third before it can pull out.
    There is a similar recovery technique used to anchore a vehicle with iron standards for winching yourself out of soft sand.

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    I use 400mm long pieces of floor board to anchor our gazeebo on the beach. Drill a hole through the middle and tie the anchor strings through it. Bury the planks in the sand as deep as necessary. If you forget the planks, collect a few sticks.
    A mod on this could be to tie a short piece of strong chord through the planks and attach a wire hook to it. That way you your tent's guy ropes are easier to adjust.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    The long spiral turn in flexible pegs which are available from most outdoor places work best. Never travel without it. Even in Kunene mouth where it is believed where the wind is born, they work well.

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    www.maxcons.co.za have some ideas
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    I made some from angle iron approx 300mm long.
    Cut at angle on one end for the sand.
    Drilled hole in the top to hook something for the rope to be attached.
    Eventually weld a piece of square tubing in the inside 2/3 of the length to fit a L shaped peg.
    Just knock the L shape and angle iron in same time as the square tubing get sand in that is compacted rock hard.
    It works well in sand.

    Used them in real sandy areas, De Hoop in Rigtersveld they stayed in.

    In the Kgalagadi normal L shape pegs work well provided they are long.
    Also add some spring/elastic material between peg and rope.
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    I wonder if big washers at an angle welded to a shaft would work. You then screw in the peg. Did a silly drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    The best tent peg for soft sand is a brick. Wrap the tent cord around it and bury the sucker.
    Now we're talking - but who carries all those bricks around? Just tie the rope around the middle of the peg, or a stick, and bury that sideways. I've never had one of those pull loose. and then you can always tie up to a nearby Rosyntjie bush or even a driedoring (don't mess with a swarthaak.)

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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by cptfly View Post
    We will be camping in the Kgalagadi / Kalahari region which has some sandy camping conditions. How do you ensure your tent peg stay secure in the sandy conditions. Do you use longer tent pegs ? Feedback will be appreciated.
    I see you're in Parow - if you go to Cape Twines and Packaging (also called Cape Bag Group) at 177 Alfred Road, Woodstock, they sell the woven polpropylene military sand bags (the ones the road works guys use to weigh down their warning chevrons etc). Cheap, and very effective in soft sand - just half fill them with sand and tie them to your guy rope. Also very useful for creating a track when stuck in soft sand.
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    Default Re: Tent pegs for sandy conditions (advice needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    What is a good pen to use on a beach? For a gazebo ?


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    Good Old Spar/Shoprite plastic bags filled with sand.

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