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198-Tent pegs for hiking

Show notes

Unless you camp in exactly the same location, with the same soils, and the same environmental conditions, it’s unlikely that you’ll get away with one particular type of tent peg for all your hiking needs. Choosing the right pegs and your tent should stay put in almost any conditions, chose the wrong pegs and you may find yourself shelterless at the most inconvenient times.

In this podcast episode we look at a range of different tent pegs types used for hiking tents, talk about when to use them, and make suggestions based on what we use.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast introduction
  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:24)
  • Hook Stakes (time index 0:02:12)
  • Y Stakes (time index 0:07:35)
  • Sand/Snow Pegs (time index 0:11:38)
  • Wind Stakes (time index 0:14:59)
  • How many tent pegs and what type? (time index 0:19:05)
  • Using your stakes (time index 0:22:13)
  • Gill and Tim’s wrap up (time index 0:24:27)

Close (time index 0:25:16)

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