FIGJAM wrote:This is what Moonrise is talking about!
This size will fit THROUGH your grommets!
I'll be bringing a drill to install mine.
Elliot wrote:Squirrelhead, when you discover a thread "in progress", it may serve you well to read previous posts before asking a question. Bob just told us that playa soil does NOT work like wood.
Moonrise, I do not understand about lag screws and the truck bumper. Mutually exclusive hardware, I should think.
Elliot wrote:Oh, I always bring a three-foot sledge and a four-foot jack, for the bigger stakes, but I want to play with my pneumatic toys!
Igneouss wrote:... My $.02 is that you keep it simple your first year. Bring a camping tent. Bring some bigger stakes. As other have pointed out, rebar can be overkill for some applications. 12" spikes are good for basic tents.
Plan for max flexibility and simplicity and you will be fine. You will also discover how wonderfully helpful all your neighbors can be...
Ratty wrote:... Bring the structure of your dreams. You'll get plenty of help. ...
StevenGoodman wrote:Back to the original question!
Most any decent tent will work, if it is setup correctly. If it isn't really sturdy it will need some kind of wind block, and extra tie downs. Use you car, or your neighbor's truck, etc. One advantage of being in a group, it acts as a big collective wind block.
Shade is important, but even a heavy duty silver tarp over your tent will help in the mornings; but not much during the rest of the day. 2011 was so mild shade wasn't that big a deal; but some years it is absolutely a requirement. No matter what people say, good EZups will hold up on the playa. But they need to be secured well, might need additional guy lines, etc. But it needs to be a good solid EZup, not the cheap ones.
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