When going camping with one, two or more nights, experienced tourists very carefully select high-quality pegs for the tent. The comfort of overnight stays and the usefulness of the rest will depend on them to a large extent.
- Types of pegs
- 2Peels for the winter tent
- 3Pads with their own hands
Types of pegs
The not very positive trend of manufacturers of tourist tents, which are not complete with high quality pegs, is noted for a long time. Of course, you can pick up a tent, where both material and stretch marks and pegs will last more than one season, but quite often you have to buy a spare kit and here you need to understand well which pegs are suitable for this tent and for this hike.
Someone can say: buy the most durable option and more you can not bother. However, experienced tourists are ready to argue with this statement. After a hard day, during which several kilometers over rough terrain hung behind his back and on his feet, spending extra efforts to drive in strong, stable, but rather heavy and difficult to handle pegs – this means getting tired even more. Especially when the place allows you to use a simpler option.
Pegs for the winter tent
This problem most of all takes fans of ice fishing. But there are tourists who, in winter, go on many days hikes and set up their tents not on solid ice, but on loose snow. Both for the first and second variants have their own nuances.
Installing a tent on the ice with the help of screwdrivers is understandable. But putting it in the forest is not so easy. A strong gust of wind can snatch any peg. In this case, it is recommended not to use pegs at all, but to fasten extensions to the branches or trunks of nearby trees.
As already mentioned, the pegs for the tent of any configuration and strength is not so difficult to make yourself at home from scrap materials. Aluminum or steel strips, which are folded along, are sharpened at one end, and holes for stretch marks are drilled at the opposite end. The same screws can be made from ordinary anchor bolts with a wide thread pitch. And, of course, cut the pegs from the branches in the forest. Even a beginner tourist can handle it. The main thing is to choose not too thin branches and have a sharp knife or a small hatchet with you to sharpen the peg at one end.
A well-established tent is not just a resting place before the next leg of the journey. It should be dry, windproof and as comfortable as possible. And then, having a good rest, you will continue your hike with fresh strength and good mood.