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Tent pegs and wind.

Postby rexgrant » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:39 pm

Hi all
Although I am over here to learn how the campers in Austrailia go about it .I hope you dont mind if I pass on some of the latest Ideas for camping in the UK.and the one invention that as revalutonised camping in the wind is the Delta peg as we all call them .I am not sure how much it would cost for you to get them here buy these pegs stay put this link is to my forum in the UK on the delta peg
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/sea ... art+Search and this is the one were we get them http://www.deltagroundanchors.co.uk/
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:26 pm

Can't say I personally have seen anything like them here in Au Rex and if they are made from plastic they would only be suitable on the coast in the sand.

A lot of campers here bush camp and believe me a plastic peg is not an option in the bush.

It is most interesting to compare notes though, thank you Rex.

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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby HGMonaro » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:07 pm

insteresting design but as Gypsy says, would never work in rock.
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby rexgrant » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:27 pm

Hi again.
No these pegs are made from a strong composite material and will penetrate very hard ground but draw the line at rocky ground..they are specially designed for guy rope use only, they also make them from Stainless steel these really are the cats whiskers, but very expensive as tent pegs go $27AUD for 4 but will last until you loose them they were made originally for holding light aircraft down but now used in the UK in any type of ground for guy-ropes only. $27 is cheap insurance when you get an unexpected storm, and from what I read you have your share in Australia as well as that red ball in the sky, we over here in the UK see now and again. I suppose you may get a camping entrepreneur who may stat to make them under licence over their,
Here is a useful little chart on wind-speeds I keep posting over here, in gives the unwary an idea what the wind can do and what to expect when they here the weather forecast http://www.zetnet.co.uk/sigs/weather/Me ... aufort.htm
Lovely to have had a chat again there is something very special you find in camping people and they are the same wherever they are from.
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:42 pm

Thanks Rex, that certainly sheds a different light on the subject.

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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:36 pm

rexgrant wrote:but very expensive as tent pegs go $27AUD for 4 but will last until you loose them.
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby Komodo » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:52 am

gotta be honest I cant see them working in the high country. As it is I'm using 6mm & 8mm bright steel pegs that are sharpened on a grinding wheel to get through the rock and shale - and even they often bend.
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby rexgrant » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:12 am

Komodo wrote:gotta be honest I cant see them working in the high country. As it is I'm using 6mm & 8mm bright steel pegs that are sharpened on a grinding wheel to get through the rock and shale - and even they often bend.


Hi Komodo.
No they will not work in the ground you have just described But any peg you get into that sort of ground should stay put. these are the rock pegs I use screw them or hammer them in they do not bend.
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Re: Tent pegs and wind.

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:08 am

They certainly look interesting and a lot of work as well especially when I think of the number of pegs I use for my set up.
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