In the past couple of years I have been in many mountaineering trips and therefore I had to camp various times on snow. Setting up a tent on snow or hard (iced) snow it can be a bit tricky if you do not have the necessary equipment. This necessary equipment is the right pegs that you can stake out the tent properly.
I have been researching on the best possible snow pegs and I came to the conclusion that most of them did not have the full spectrum of characteristics that i needed them to have. From the other side, the ones that had all desired characteristics, where quite expensive. That was the reason that I thought to design and produce the snow pegs on my own. I did an extensive research on best possible materials and techniques and I came to the conclusion that i would be using Aluminium L 1.6mm angle EN-AW-6060. This material is strong and durable but at the same time lightweight enough to be carried on the snowy slopes.
In detail, the design produced is the following one:
This sand/snow peg is a great choice for when you need to hold down a tent or tarp in sand or snow. This sand/snow pegs are made pf lightweight but strong aluminium. Straight profile and holes in the shaft to give a firm grip in soft ground such as sand or snow. In addition to these Snow/Sand pegs, and for better & easier usability I have decided to use a wire chain and a double S-biner. Both are very lightweight and provide an extreme ease of use experience. The wire chain can be placed on any of the peg holes and in combination withe the S-biner, the attachment of the tent is extremely easy.
Detail of Wire Chain and S-Biner
- These stakes are meant for snow or loose sand
- Provide extra holding power when pitching your tent in the snow or sand
- When inserted, holes in stake fill with snow (or sand), helping to anchor stake in place
- Can also use one of the lower holes to tie off stake if necessary
- Hole at top or middle to attach cord for ease of removal
- Distance Between Two Holes: Approx. 20 mm
- Diameter of Low Hole: Approx. D: 8mm
- Length: Approx. 250 mm
- Angle L: 20mm x 20mm
- Weight: 25 gr.
- Material: Aluminium EN-AW-6060
- Color: Silver
Whoever would like to use my drawings as a reference, from this link can get the technical drawings. If you are interested to receive an Olympus Outdoors Gear Snow/Sand peg, get in touch with us and we will send you one.
NOTICE: The Snow/Sand pegs presented on this blogpost, are to be produced and used with your own responsibility. We do not have any responsibility in case of failure of the snow/sand pegs.