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mattyg

Best Snow Anchors fer Tents

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I have to chime in on the grocery sacks. They are light as all get out and work like a charm. As an added benefit - you don't care when you massacre them with your shovel digging them out.

 

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I tell you these are bomber, light-weight, strong and free. Even dirt bag climbers can afford them to anchor their Biblers. WildOatsFrontEnd.jpg

 

I've found liquor store bags are best as they're nice and tough. Double bag them, wrap some duct tape around each handle and tie a short piece of 3mil cord between the handles and you'll be set.

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Keep in mind that not all grocery bags are created equal. The bags from the higher end grocery stores, like wild oats, are much stronger than the bags from Safeway. The weight however is insignificant between the two. Go for the quality stuff from the high-end stores.

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Having recently lost a $500 tent to the winds I can testify that aluminum snow stakes don't work well in icy conditions. Now I use pickets, ice axes, big rocks, and plastic bags. In typical winter weather, where the snow is wet and/or soft, it seems that peeing on anchors can freeze them in tight. Just don't try that at home and be sure to aim carefully.

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