Understanding water barrels

April 1, 2015

By Nick Deninno Q: When I can’t stake, what do I need to understand about water barrels? A: Historically, water barrels offered an economical solution for anchoring a tent. Unfortunately, the reality is that water is not always available, barrels are time consuming to fill and often cannot be emptied on-site. Tent professionals are trained …

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The holding power of stakes

April 1, 2009

By Michael Tharpe Q: What is the holding power of stakes? A: More than a decade ago, industry leaders met to discuss staking, anchoring and the issues in setting industry standards—standards to address questions like: How much staking is adequate for my tent? How do loose soil and high winds affect their holding power? What …