Simple, Camcleats. I have a couple of bent camcleats Y pegs which still work perfectly well. plus at the price it does not cost much to get a couple of spares.
Example I carry 6 Y pegs and 6 camcleat titanium nails on soft ground use the Y's in the key pegging points (inc guys) and the nails in the less important ones, on hard ground simply reverse the arrangment.
"I did manage to bend 2 of these and snapped my hammer!"
Camcleats and don't hit them with a hammer next time.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
I've bent some Aplkit Tikes; it does not, however, mean they are bad pegs. Follow ant89's advice and you'll be fine and as Kev has said don't hit them with a hammer or mallet.
This was on another thread Shewie: the blue Y shaped pegs sold by Clamcleats were recommended to him. He must have given them some proper 'ommer!
(forgive me if you were just being ironic)
A friends sister and partner were at one of those hardpacked campsites (supposedly also in N. Wales Coast). They had the same problem.
They went to the campsite shop and asked for some "tent pegs - because they keep bending and breaking when we are hammering them in".
The shop assistant looked disbelievingly at them and asked if they were joking. But they were adamant they need some tentpegs.
The shop assistant then shrugged, wandered off, then came back and and handed them a packet of Tampax!
My friend swears this is a true story
Each of my tents has, in its peg bag, a MH Easton tent peg as a 'pilot peg', for making pilot holes for lesser pegs when needed. They're about 8" long, probably tubular and withstand an enormous bashing. I have used them a great deal and really recommend them - incredibly tough. Snow and Rock sell them, as I'm sure many others do. Alpkit make a slimmer version, much cheaper, too.
oh my goodness Mole......just nearly wet myself with that story....tried to tell it to my girlfriend but the tears of laughter of the thought of bashing Tampax in with a hammer and they kept bending and breaking. no wonder the sales person had a strange look & shugged his shoulders
now I can start breathing again.......but have just come back from Ibiza and having a glass of wine so something is doing me good
shall go back to my normal manic depression state now. Doctors could'nt do a better job....cheers...
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