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Quick (probably dumb!) question from a relative newcomer to camping

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NorbertDentressangle Mon 16-Jun-14 18:43:30

We bought a new tent recently to replace the one we had that wasn't big enough (even though we've only ever camped for a couple of nights a year for the last few years).

This one comes with 2 different sorts of pegs - the usual metal ones (approx diameter of a pencil) but also has some heavy duty 'flat' metal ones IYSWIM.

I presume one sort is for the guy ropes and the other is for pegging the bottom of the tent out ? In which case which is which.
Or are the chunky ones for use in gale force winds hmm or something?

DueOct30th Mon 16-Jun-14 18:46:47

They might be rock pegs for use in harder ground?

DueOct30th Mon 16-Jun-14 18:48:00 like these

headlesslambrini Mon 16-Jun-14 18:49:03

The chunky ones will be for when you are pitching on hard ground. The are stronger so go through a stone / rock rather than being bent.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 16-Jun-14 18:51:45

No they're not like the ones you linked to Due.

They're more like this

NorbertDentressangle Mon 16-Jun-14 18:53:08

In fact they might be even chunkier than the ones on my link (sorry, can't remember exactly as I unpacked the tent a while ago but had a sudden panic as we're camping in it this weekend for the first time!)

DueOct30th Mon 16-Jun-14 22:05:45

I would guess they are for a similar purpose to the ones I linked. We use the big ones for pegging the groundsheet bit and main ropes and then the littler ones for all the extra ropes and bits. So like 4 thick ones for the four corners and main guy ropes.

As long as it's not too windy etc I wouldn't worry and you'll know if you need the heavy duty ones as the smaller ones will just bend when you try to hammer them in.

I'm jealous we have a new baby so missing out on the camping fun this summer. Have a great time!

NorbertDentressangle Tue 17-Jun-14 13:22:04

Thank you!

CharmQuark Tue 17-Jun-14 21:24:07

Have a lovely weekend in your new tent!

What did you get?

NorbertDentressangle Tue 17-Jun-14 22:15:29

It's a Vango Isis.

I spent ages at the end of last summer deciding what sort of tent to buy this year and decided on a Vango Icarus but then they went and 'discontinued' it (well, changed it slightly and it became the Isis).

Getting quite excited about our first outing!

CharmQuark Wed 18-Jun-14 10:24:04

The Isis looks great.
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