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Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby ck10_9 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:28 pm

Hi All,

I am newish to camping (especially in oz) and I have never camped on the beach before

I would like to know if sands pegs are necessary or just a luxury?
I have seen that they come in different lengths. Are they different for different types of sand or tent?

Also what would you consider to be a good price and where would you get them? I saw some 6" ones for $1.95 each
I thought that if I need to peg every point on the tent with one of these it's gonna cost me nearly $70!!

All advice on beach camping appreciated

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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:39 pm

A 6 inch peg is not very big for the sand. We used to use super large pegs for the corners and nothing less than 12 inch (30cm) pegs for the points in between.

If you use decent size pegs you will not need to put one in at every point.
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:05 pm

If you call not having your tent fly away a luxury, then yes, they are :lol:

But to keep the cost down, you can try just buying several pegs, using them on key points, and 'filling in' the sides of your fly with sand. The weight then holds it from flapping about. Did this one time at stocko when we didn't have enough pegs.


$1.95ea does seem a bit steep to me. You can buy big steel ones for under $1.
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby ck10_9 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:06 pm

LOL - Guess that makes them necessary then!

Out tent doesn't work that way I am afraid to say there is no where for us to put sand unless we put it in the tent bedroom! Ours pegs out and is stretched by the pegs to keep the outer off the inner. Guess i need one for every hole!

The ones I saw were plastic. I will keep an out for cheaper metal ones.
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Plastic ones break pretty easily especially when you hit a rock, steel ones would be better.
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:18 pm

Think I might have been mis-understood re the steel pegs.

I've never seen steel sand pegs, but I thought that plastic pegs in general would/should be cheaper. The steel pegs I mentioned where just plain old boring steel tent pegs. Won't help you in sand they'll just get pulled out.

If your camping on JUST sand, you'll need the plastic ones, but as GL said, no point using them near rocks.


I saw some at BCF last time I was there, I'm almost certain they where less than $1.95 ea :?
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby ck10_9 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:07 pm

Ok cool thanks for your advice - yes we will be camping on just sand quite a few times on our trip I imagine.
Gonna need stell and plastic - oh the joy!
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:03 pm

Some camping stores now have large long steel pegs made from angle with a bow shackle attached one end and they are being sold as a sand peg Ozzy.

From memory they cost a lot more than $1.95
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby ben... » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:12 pm

ive been using these for a few years now on moreton. we've even used them as a sand anchour.

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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:06 am

looks like these might go cheap enough:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SAND-PEGS-TENT-P ... 286.c0.m14
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby ck10_9 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:32 am

Hi again,
Thanks for your answers.

I have one problem and that is I need to buy them tonight!

I have found these - any thoughts, comments, recommendations??

https://store.bcf.com.au/ProductDetails.aspx?PLU=114003

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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby J`CRUISER » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:37 pm

personally i would say no. go for the star shape type of peg in sand. if you can get them get 300mm at least. i use the plastic type and find them pretty good.
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:20 pm

Given that they're 37cm long, I reckon they'd work. Just need to hammer them in on an angle, and as deep as you possibly can. But star shape would work better.

See if you can find some old star pickets and chop them up :idea: :mrgreen:
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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby snake_dr » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:22 pm

difinitely steer clear of your basic steel pegs, a decent storm and you'll return to a flattened tent and a torn to bits shower tent

i cant recall the price i just grabbed a stack from the local camping shop, prolly cost me an arm and a leg but it'll be worth it if it hammers down, and ive been through some beauties :-)

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Re: Questions about Sand Pegs

Postby wragee » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:51 pm

Try TENT PEGS THAT BEAT ROCKS AND SAND.
I have some pictures of them for you to see. I think its in the general chit chat area.
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