You may have the best car in the world but it will only be as good as its tyres.
The same goes for a tent. To keep it firmly on the ground it needs to be fully pitched correctly using the right pegs for the job so build up a collection of pegs to meet all ground and weather conditions.
EIGHT GREAT PEGS TO PACK
Skewer – Use for footprint and groundsheet
Wood – Four big wooden stakes are great for main guys in soft conditions
Plastic – Long for main and side guys, shorter for tent walls, ideal for soft to medium conditions with few stones
Metal – Use for any pegging point when on medium to hard ground but V-profile perfect for main guys and U-profile for general guylines
Tarzan rock pegs – Nail that stony ground
Delta Nylon – All-weather security and perfect for side guys
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Delta Stainless – All-weather security for main guys
Delta Rocks – Designed to secure guylines with rock pegs to provide all-weather security on stony ground
Ask the site owners what pegs they would recommend using on their site
- Always fully peg out a tent in case the weather suddenly turns
- Always use a mallet to hammer in pegs to prevent accidents
- Always use a peg extractor to remove pegs to prevent accidents and damage
- Clean and repair your pegs when you get back. Replace any missing and store separate to avoid potential damage to the tent fabric.
For more information check out our tent peg feature here