Using tent pegs correctly

  1. Ya, that seems right. You want the fly taught as it will stretch and sag once it gets wet. If it's not taught to start with, this could cause issues with the fly settling on the tent body causing increased condensation and moisture issues inside the tent.

  2. A tip someone told me once is always put stakes in a at slant so it’s less likely to pull out during big storms. Not sure if it’s necessary for you but just some food for thought!

  3. And then, the nylon strap can be used to pull the tent stake out of the ground when you’re ready to pack up. (Instead of using the nylon strap hoop to go through the tent stake)

  4. That's what I was doing previously - putting the pegs through the ring. But that was leaving me wondering about the purpose of the nylon ring.

  5. The metal ring is the part that the pole connects into, so it would be impossible to keep the tent taut if you put the peg through there.

  6. Maybe move the stake in closer? Also, angle it IN towards the tent for better support. I believe you can also thread the bungie loop through that other hole in the stake before hooking it to help keep it from possibly slipping off.

  7. If this fabric has zippers, I would loosen. If this is your fly, the tension looks good. Nothing wears tents down like strained seams and zippers. Most definitely not an expert just my two cents.

  8. Tent peg aside: Is your tent pole just sitting on top of the dirt? Shouldn’t it be in a little pocket at the base?

  9. You don’t want the footprint/tarp under the base of the tent to extend past the actual edges of the tent; doing so would cause water that falls off the rain fly or directly on the footprint from rain to pool up and then seep through the bottom of the tent.

  10. Straight up, angled..... it depends on the angle the tent is pulling in. A straight up and down peg or stake will pull out easier if the tent is pulling straight up while an angled stake is less deep in the ground even though it may be in up close to its top. In slippery material, like snow, or loose gripping, like sand, a more perpendicular or away angle from the pulling direction does help, but again, you want depth.

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