Ugly Dougly wrote:Here's a photo of Ygmir lassoing a twister last year.
TomServo wrote: In 2007..I think..at that other thing in july..I arrived on the tail end of a 14 hour dust storm. After the storm passed, I saw, what used to be, an EZ-up canopy, crumpled beyond recognition.
Dr Helix wrote:Okay it's 2008 and it's my first burn. Camping with an experienced group though, who are rebar staking everything in sight. But one other newbie is a self proclaimed "camping expert" who pooh pooh's the camps preperations as "over the top". He sets up a tent and then puts a popup over it, securing it with minimal tent stakes. Of course the winds come and we wait it out. When the dust clears, his popup is gone and his tent is shredded. We find the popup a block down the street on another camps roof. It is damaged but not destroyed. We retrieve it and help him repair it. But he insists once again that tent stakes are all he needs to secure it. So he does. Winds come again. And again, it is gone. This time it is destroyed. He was not asked back the following year to our camp. Some people just can't learn I guess.
What are the best options on stakes then?
I was looking at the playa staples, but they do get pricey if a bunch are purchased.
http://www.ironmonkeyarts.org/buy-playa ... again.html
I guess it would be relatively easy to cut and bend rebar in a similar fashion. Are there any instructions or places that sell them? What thickness does it need to be?
I still haven't been to any Burns yet. My worst wind disaster was camping at Big Bend in the mountains 2 years ago and I decided to set up my carport over the tent for extra shade, and the wind from a storm nearly ripped it apart and it was almost impossible to sleep until I tore it down in the middle of the night.
Every camping trip I have ever taken is just preparation for the playa.
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