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May 25th, 2011, 09:45 AM #1
Anchoring a pop-up canopy on the beach...
Anyone have any tips or recommendations on the best way to anchor one of those pop-up type canopies on the beach?
I've seen some weights (5 lbs?) that you can put around the legs and some screw-in type anchors that you can tie off to the canopy....
I'm thinking those deep screw-in type anchors might work best but I'm open to suggestions...."Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. And somewhere in between, eat a cookie."
May 25th, 2011, 09:47 AM #2
May 25th, 2011, 10:14 AM #3
I've seen something a while back for securing tents on sand. It was like tarps or sandbags that aren't fully enclosed that have eyelets that to you can secure the lines on then you fill the bag with sand to weight it down.
May 25th, 2011, 10:22 AM #4
May 25th, 2011, 10:44 AM #5
May 25th, 2011, 11:02 AM #6
ankle wights for working out strapped to the legs should do the trick if it's not too windy, but since it's a beach it's probably just as easy to get some screw in tie downs. You should be able to find them either for camping or if not, check the pet section.
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June 10th, 2011, 08:00 AM #7
We use 5 gallon buckets to keep pop-ups from flying on movie sets. Fill them with water and dump when you are done.
June 10th, 2011, 08:04 AM #8Richies Pawn & Gun
June 10th, 2011, 08:39 AM #9
I have much experience with this since I used to do a lot of sea kayaking and camping from a kayak.
Just carry rope and a small folding shovel. Pick up driftwood on the beach and tie your anchor ropes around the middle of the driftwood and bury it deep. The canopy will rip to shreds in a storm before this pulls out if buried well.
June 10th, 2011, 08:44 AM #10
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June 10th, 2011, 10:20 AM #12
Thanks for the tips!"Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. And somewhere in between, eat a cookie."