There is no way rebar is allowed inside the camp area. Sandbags are pretty common from what Ive seen the past 3 years.
That I cannot help you with because Ive only used stakes and tie downs. Our neighbor used sandbags to hold down an ez-up last year that got blown away on Thursday evening. It held, but in the end destroyed the ez-up.
I was able to sneak in my steaks this year, but an alternative would be to simply lower the ez up down and/or take off the canopy. It's perhaps a bit of a hassle to do each day, but it would make for a quick solution rather than having pack buckets of sand
that is absolutely beautiful and i would totally love to do something like that..my only question is how is it staked?
normal tent stakes with rope around the pvc to hold it
awesome! did you go week 1 this year and use this? im assuming that as long as the stakes and pvc are tied tightly enough together it should be no issue
Good job, NachoCat, it looks great! now you just need some area rugs for inside
in reality, what's so crucial about area rugs? the grass seems like the best area rug to me!
weekend one at least, but even then it can be nice to have an escape from the grass to sit on without getting itchy.
i've never noticed ants on the polo fields before, hmm
Last year they were confiscating tent stakes for what reason I don't know. Pretty damn stupid considering the amount of winds the valley gets there. My friends rental car was severly dented by a popup gone airborne. We bitched at the frat kids but they said that their stakes were taken at the gate by security and were not allowed. Somebody could've got really hurt by the force of something like that hitting them.
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Maybe it's because our camping plans went awry last year, but I just got weirdly aroused seeing this thread already.
this is awesome. making a base is a great idea to help keep the structure down in the wind, that bottom bar can be nailed down all over, sweet.
My dad had some old pvc lying around so i made this work for Symbi0sis...
10 x 12 footprint. the combination of head room with the reflective tarps (grey one side, black other) works wonderful. Heavy duty ones are best so they don't flap in the wind loudly.
We were camped in sand, and I used rebar with 2 ft exposed and slipped the pvc over it. no chance of slicing your or anyone else's leg open bc the rebar is completely hidden. tied guy wires to keep it taut on this end and had zero issues with 50mph winds, kept my tent cool every day, I highly recommend it using pvc.
You have mentioned the forbidden!
Coleman 10-inch steel stakes are all you need. Held my canopy down in the winds while all the surrounding campsites were being tragically uprooted. As far as sneaking them in, just put them in your spare tire compartment, or your sleeping bag or something.
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i've had the most success with ^those in high winds as well on different trips. probably the best bang for your buck when it comes to stakes, so to speak. sharp as hell though!
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i have a serious problem with not wanting metal stakes...do those that make the rules not realize how futile plastic ones are? this is the desert and winds blow up - i have a picture of what my friend referred to as a canopy graveyard from friday in weekend 1 last year and we were almost late to a set because we had to help take down TWO different neighboring canopies that the wind were ready to uproot for the safety of our own selves..this could really easily have been solved if said people would have used metal stakes and this was just in our neighboring area - i can only imagine how many others had to deal with this stuff too and it's so easily preventable - and that last point is the biggest reason why i have such a problem - it's SO easily preventable
...All car camping and tent camping patrons must use Coachella approved stakes, they will be available at the general store in packs of 4, starting at 15.99 per pack, quantities will be limited so visit the general store early
Also stay tuned for info regarding past merchandise!!! $5 any item, items will be available either on Thursday or whenever we feel like it