phil wrote:I have solar lights on plastic tubes that I put over the part of my rebar that sticks up. You can buy PVC pipes or tubes and cut them to six inches or so and put them over the rebar around your tent. Generally, you want people not to come into contact with the rebar, as hammering it in creates share edges around the end your hitting with the hammer. Generally, you also don't want people tripping over things -- however, with the rebar holding down your tent your tent, generally people aren't going to walk into your tent. Still, cover it so that if someone does hit the rebar, it doesn't cut them.
phil wrote:Your question on guyline leaves out some stuff. What guyline? My tent doesn't use guylines, and neither does my shade.
AntiM wrote:You can make do with straight rebar indeed. Try to get a good heavy mallet rathter than a metal hammer to pound it in. Bring vice grips to pull it back out after, whatever you do DO NOT use your vehicle to pull rebar out of the ground.
Chai Guy wrote:Step 8. Secure shade structure by pounding in a rebar stake at each corner of the shade structure. The rebar should be pounded in as close to the leg of the structure as possible, one you figure out where it's going to go move the shade structure an inch or two so you don't hit it with the mallet.
step 9. Wrap the legs of the shade structure with plastic wrap. (just the first ft. from the ground up.)
step 10. Duct tape the legs of the shade structure to the rebar (the plastic wrap ensures that the glue from the tape won't permanently stick to the leg).
fancy1 wrote:We'll probably have a few extra pieces in camp, a sledge to pound them in with and a crow bar to remove them.
The guy ropes attach at the top of the shade and tie off to the rebar. You can use ropes or ratchet tie downs for the guy lines.
Chai Guy wrote:Breath with me. Ahhhhhhhhhh...
phil wrote:A close up of the area I circled would help.
Your tent looks like it will ride out storms fairly well. I'm sorry to say I don't have a lot of hope for your shade, though -- but I could be wrong.
Here's a closeup of the corner you mentioned.
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