Author Topic: Pitching a tent along the western Southern Tier  (Read 1562 times)

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Offline geegee

Pitching a tent along the western Southern Tier
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:09:20 pm »
I'm heading off on the Southern Tier route from San Diego to Texas in a couple of weeks, my first time in the Southwest. Just wondering if the ground is mostly sandy and if I should take along beefier spade-type tent pegs instead of my thin ultra-light ones.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Pitching a tent along the western Southern Tier
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 01:36:16 pm »
I just did the ST and MSR Needle Stakes were fine most of the time.  The few times they were iffy at all I was able to get by in one way or another.   I'd say just take your ultra-lite ones

Joe B

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Re: Pitching a tent along the western Southern Tier
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 05:42:47 am »
In a pinch , tie to the middle of the stake and bury it horizontally

Offline staehpj1

Re: Pitching a tent along the western Southern Tier
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 06:54:45 am »
In a pinch , tie to the middle of the stake and bury it horizontally
... or drive it in and place a rock on it.