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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

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    Faster than filling a sandbag or tying to rocks. Use the mallet handle side to assist with the screwing. We camp at Namakwa coast often and have never had a problem.
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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    I do have the large Maxcon pegs with springs.

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    You get a spiral peg not the stiff chromed one, this one is a painted one and flexable, its riding the wind it moves and not resisting the forces. If you use a plank or something else that u bury you need to wet the soil thoroughly to compact it otherwise it pulls out. When wetted its like concrete going nowhere.

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Any recommendations for the best pegs for the West Coast soft beach sand or does one tie ropes to rocks?
    Make yourself 300mm x15 angle iron pegs.

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Some of you guys' camping kits must weigh a mur of a lot!!!
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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    You can get these anchor pegs from a camping shop. To fit, hook them on and pull on the bottom part causing tension. Hammer the elbow into the ground with a rubber hammer at about 45 deg with tension on until the hook and top is horizontal with the ground. We've camped at St Helena Bay, Swakopmund, Redelinghuys, Biedouw Valley and many sandy places on the West Coast without a problem. The pegs flex with tension but don't pull out:

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    In really sandy conditions You can use three pegs to a rope. (Fan them)
    Do buy the bigger ones. Longer than 300mm
    If it is really soft, forget about the spring action and extend the ropes to the max before pegging it. You can even extend your standard ropes with about a meter. The force holding the tent down is less, but much more difficult to pull out.
    You can also simply add another rope and pegs to each pole

    Note the pegs on the photo are flawed in the sence the 'V' is not sharp enough and will easily work itself out of the ground in gusty conditions. At least it has the kink in the right position.

    It is critical that the top of the V (above the ground) must be horizontal and flat on the surface. The ideal setup is when the rope is at 45 degrees or slightly less. Tension the rope till the eye of the peg is about 40mm above the ground. When done on all pegs it will be able to give on the wind side and take-up on the other side, thereby removing the worst of the forces with gusty wind.
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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    The only places it is really sandy is directly on the beach or on a dune.
    I used some "droppers" cut in 2 with a T piece welded on the end.
    These is only used for "storm" straps.
    Otherwise the normal pegs works find. Just put a nice rock ontop.
    Also use rocks on the sides of your tent.
    Lastly, use your car as a windbreak and tie some ropes to it.
    Just remember to remove said ropes before driving off!!!


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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Lastly, use your car as a windbreak and tie some ropes to it.
    Just remember to remove said ropes before driving off!!!


    Thanks for the warning. I seem to have done most things on camp sites!

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Some of you guys' camping kits must weigh a mur of a lot!!!
    If you think you can camp, go and test your skills on the west coast. Every time you come back you devise new plans for the next time. You can do what you want the only thing that work for a wind net to some extent is a wooden pole planted cock high deep and anchored with at least 500mmx 12mm pegs with rocks supporting them

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Quote Originally Posted by bertus View Post
    If you think you can camp, go and test your skills on the west coast. Every time you come back you devise new plans for the next time. You can do what you want the only thing that work for a wind net to some extent is a wooden pole planted cock high deep and anchored with at least 500mmx 12mm pegs with rocks supporting them
    Yes when the wind start to blow you need serious pegs. Spending a few days at the West Coast every year since I can remember.
    I have a set of homemade Rebar pegs 600mm x 12mm like Bertus. They seems to work the best in sand.
    It is not what you buy its what you build.

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    Default Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    Many years back we organized an East Cape GTG at a caravan park. Beautiful lush camping grounds. Unfortunately due to rains, the lawn under soil was very soft. Angle pegs, straight pegs..all just tore through the soil like a farmers plough when the wind blew. The park owners would not have been charmed if one dug up their beautiful lawn to bury sand bags, stick etc. Only solution was tie to vehicles and what ever, giving an impression of a spiders web. My thoughts went to consider buying those plastic screw in type pegs or angle iron.... Yip still haven't made any yet.
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