View Full Version : Anchoring question

03-29-2011, 01:12 PM
This is going to be my first year at Coachella, so forgive if this is a "dumb" question, but from what I've read, it gets pretty windy there, so as I get everything together (tent, canopy, etc) I'm wondering about anchoring.

Are normal tent stakes enough to hold down a canopy? I'm not really worried about the tent flying away, but the canopy is worrying me a bit. Should I be looking into something more secure like the more expensive spiral ones or is that not even really worth the effort?

03-29-2011, 01:19 PM

03-29-2011, 01:21 PM
This guy can help....


03-29-2011, 01:49 PM
OHHHH!!! So I just need to rent Anderson Cooper for the weekend and he'll stand there and hold on to my canopy for me??


03-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Get heavier, longer, better stakes. You know, porterhouse, ribeye...

Dustin da DnB Soulja
03-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Your canopy should have came with some longer stakes. If not get the longer ones and something to hammer them.

03-29-2011, 01:57 PM
I'd go gay for Anderson Cooper.

03-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Your canopy should have came with some longer stakes. If not get the longer ones and something to hammer them.

bought the canopy off craigslist and it didn't come with stakes unfortunately ... and actually just picked up a rubber mallet today at lunch!! Gettin really excited!! Just trying to figure out these "little" details now so I'm not screwed when I actually show up Thursday night, haha.

Looking up stakes online, it looks like 10" is pretty standard ... should I try to find something longer than that for a canopy?? (and yes, I realize what I'm setting myself up for with this comment, haha)

ambient sounds
03-29-2011, 02:50 PM
They sell stakes by themselves at walmart. They usually aren't longer then 10 inches though. Just put some heavy objects on the stakes, bring some big rocks or something, to secure them.

Loves to Spooge
03-29-2011, 04:38 PM
You'll be fine with normal sized stakes. I used a canopy the last couple years and had no problems at all with the stakes I had. I was worried too about the thing getting blown away but it was sturdy as fuck. I think I might have used up to a dozen stakes for the canopy and that was plenty.

03-29-2011, 07:35 PM
Titanium stakes ftw!

03-29-2011, 11:14 PM
buy an extra pack of stakes if you get them from walmart. just in case . . . .

03-30-2011, 04:49 AM
I used my regular tent stakes for my canopy last year with no problems but just to be sure, this year I bought an extra set of coleman stakes from walmart for under $3...

Neighborhood Creep
03-30-2011, 06:14 AM
Use crowbars