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Although the title refers to tent pegs, this little tip applies to any peg you use to secure your flys, awnings, tent flys, etc; in fact anywhere you need to hammer a peg into the ground to secure something.
First off though, a little about tent pegs themselves. Why is it that manufacturers think that flimsy bright yellow plastic pegs are suitable for your needs? Personally, I throw these things away and instead I will go down to the local outdoor store and buy a whole bunch of pegs made from round steel bent into a nice angle at the top. Get a heavy gauge steel because you are going to be hammering this sucker often! If you have access to a grinder put a little point on the ground end too!
Of course there is no expecting something that happened on our Christmas trip. I accurately hammered a steel peg through the fresh water line feeding the neighbouring camp sites!
OK, no more red faces. On to removing these pegs. I don’t know about you but quite often I will hammer pegs in too far and then it’s a devil of a job getting them out again. So, I took a tent peg, put it in a vice and bent it around a little. Then I hammered a file handle onto one end (I guess by now you realise I love hammers!). I also filed a chisel end on the action end to ease getting under those sunken pegs. The result you can see to the right and it works a treat. Just hook the GOYB (Get Out You B@*@##) into the top of the tent peg and pull – works 90% of the time, unless you hammered the peg through a disgruntled tree root or something. . . .
What are your time proven remedies for removing tent pegs? Have any smart tips? Share your ideas by leaving a comment below.
I never go anywhere without my GOYB! Smiles and happy camping.
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