tent stakes

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Re: tent stakes

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Landscape nails. You know, the ones that are a foot or more long. On top of these you can put a stainless steel washer so that you can pull the whole number up. MUCH better than re-bar, which rusts and pollutes the playa year after year. Galvanized you don't paint, the ones that are just steel you go ahead and paint. These can be hammered flush, and are easy to pull out. Great for tents.

You can get (though they aren't cheap) helical foundation anchors for bigger needs...like mobile home tie down points in size and just as strong.

Those are two of the possibilities.

Whatever you do, DO NOT have protruding re-bar. Somebody falls on it, they are in serious trouble unless it's properly capped. Please.
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Re: tent stakes

Postby StevenGoodman » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:20 pm

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Re: tent stakes

Postby CapSmashy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:27 pm

Decided to err on the side of caution so I am getting 30, 3/4" diameter by 24" stakes fabbed up tomorrow with a welded on d-ring to hook the straps into.
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Re: tent stakes

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:51 am

Bring it on. :mrgreen:

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Little clean up and some shiny red paint and we're good to go.
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Re: tent stakes

Postby maladroit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:31 pm

May still want to cap those or they'll turn shiny red without you needing to paint them.
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