If you're camping in bad weather, choosing the right tent pegs may help your tent work the way it should.
What is the use of tent pegs?
Tent pegs are used to anchor your tent, resulting in a stronger and more comfortable shelter. They'll make sure your tent isn't as vulnerable to poor weather as it was, giving you much-needed protection against your tent being jeopardized by windy conditions.
Do tents include pegs?
They can certainly be included! In reality, a large number of them do. On a camping vacation, though, it's usually a good idea to carry extras. This is because if your tent pegs break, you will be in a difficult position.
Types of Pegs
The Wire Tent Pegs
This is an all-arounder that will work on most surfaces. Some tents come with wire tent pegs, but there are definitely better pegs on the market that could make your tent stronger and keep it from blowing away in strong winds.
If you opt to update your pegs, you may keep using your wire tent pegs in less vital locations in your tent.
Plastic Tent Pegs
This tent peg is most suited for usage on softer ground, such as grass, or in areas with a few pebbles on top of or inside the ground. When used right, plastic tent pegs are a great way to keep your tent secure, and they are especially useful for securing guylines.
'V' Tent Peg
Depending on the length of the peg, they are an excellent option for usage on all kinds of ground. We suggest using 'V' pegs on the major peg points, which are the four corners of your tent and the main guyline/storm straps.
These tent pegs are simple to install, provide amazing strength for your tent or awning, and are exceptionally long-lasting.
Rock Tent Peg
The rock peg, as the name suggests, is suitable for hard rocky terrain owing to its pointed tip, which you can hammer into the ground with your mallet. This style of peg is ideal for usage all around your tent and may be combined with plastic pegs (for your guylines) and 'V' pegs for primary pegging locations to form a pegging system.
Screw tent peg
The pile driver, also known as a screw peg, is similar to the rock peg but provides additional traction due to the screw-like thread that works its way up from the bottom. This style of tent peg is exceptionally sturdy and unlikely to bend or break thanks to its thick, strong steel.