Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to anchor a tent on rocky surfaces

 How to anchor a tent on rocky surfaces - Paul Smith      July 21st 2014
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This article is a good thing to keep in mind if you plan to go camping near terrain that is rocky. Its generally good to know either way in case you need to stop somewhere among the rocks. Paul describes two different ways to anchor down your tent on a rocky surface. The first method is using rocks. First rule is use irregularly shaped rocks ( round rocks slide), then tie rope in the loop where you would normally put your peg and anchor it down with a pile of rocks. The second method is chocks, but this method is only used in extremely windy situations. A chock is described by Smith as a metal wedge threaded on a wire. These are only used in extreme winds when rocks won’t hold.
This article makes me think of the time I went camping when I was younger and it was raining and really windy and we had no where good to set up tents and no one knew how to anchor them down on the higher rocky surface so we kept walking till we could get to the nearest campsite. The content of this article would have been extremely good to know at that time so we didn’t keep walking for hours in the rain and wind.
I enjoyed reading the article, because learning new things that will come in handy is always useful. I reccomend this article to anyone going out hiking especially if you will be hiking in a rocky terrain.

Smith, Paul. 'How To Anchor A Tent On Rocky Surfaces'. Outdoor Canada. N.p., 2015. Web. 4 May 2015.

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