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what are some good ones?  i was looking at the msr blizzard, but im open to suggestions.
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Another option vs the sand stake

http://www.rei.com/product/725165/rei-snow-and-sand-tent-anchors


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yeah, i saw those, but im just afraid i won't find any rocks on the beach.  that would great for really rocky spots where its hard to get a stake in tho.
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Yeah, the MSR stakes will work up to a point, but if you're in deep, soft stuff, the bags give a lot more performance margin.   I don't often carry those, however. Instead, I tie off on rocks, sticks, or vegetation.
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If you are going to camp on a sandy beach... what about bringing some supermarket plastic bags -- that weigh almost nothing and  take up almost no pack space -- plus extra lengths of guylines (that also weigh very little).

When setting up your tent, fill the bags with sand and use them as "anchors".  Once positioned, you can dig a bit of a hole in the sand to position the "anchors" more securely.


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When out canoeing I just use pieces of wood I find. I've also  tried  the following DIY  projects, 3/4 inch dowel rods  6 inches  long with a loop of cord run thru the middle of them  and also paint can or plastic  coffee can lids with a hole in them and a loop of cord run thru it to tie tent line to.  Others on here have also suggested  using regular stuff  sacks with  sand in them.
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I don't often carry those, however. Instead, I tie off on rocks, sticks, or vegetation.

That's what I do.  Either tie it to a log or rock, or stick it in the sand and anchor it with logs/rocks on top.  Works in all but the loosest sand.  For really loose/dry sand, really only deadman anchors like the bags are going to do much (and even then, burying one of the rocks or logs, or tying off on the surface and placing other rocks/logs on top, works just as well).



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If you are going to camp on a sandy beach... what about bringing some supermarket plastic bags -- that weigh almost nothing and  take up almost no pack space -- plus extra lengths of guylines (that also weigh very little).

When setting up your tent, fill the bags with sand and use them as "anchors".  Once positioned, you can dig a bit of a hole in the sand to position the "anchors" more securely.

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this. I've tried to deadman the stakes before, but they usually melt out.

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thanks to all

i think i too will try the sand bag method
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