Wood pile tarp tie down

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Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby oops56 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:39 am

I got these at the dollar store they are for little dogs to hold them but are better for holding down a tarp

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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:46 am

Good idea Oops. Hopefully the ground is soft enough to twist them in because there is no way to drive them in. I use those to leash down the 12 ft. inflatable snowman we use in the winter. I have to get it set up before the ground freezes or I have to use alternative stakes.
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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby zelph » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:02 am

They were made specifically for us to trip over!!!!!! I've used them for the same purpose as Oops does. The're toe stubbers :mrgreen:
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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby Pure Mahem » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:50 pm

I used one of those when my dog was a puppy. Didn't work so well for it's intended purpose found fido dragging it down the street 10 mins afte I hooked him to it. Good thing there wasn't any traffic. Strong Puppy! :mrgreen:
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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby Allen » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:01 pm

Great tip oops56!

Thanks! :)

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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby CajunHiker » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:39 pm

I've got a couple of those to use for my non-tree hammock setup. I think I bought the last one at HD for around 2 bucks.
Has anyone seen a smaller version of these? I'm looking to find something lighter.

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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby zelph » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:34 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Good idea Oops. Hopefully the ground is soft enough to twist them in because there is no way to drive them in. I use those to leash down the 12 ft. inflatable snowman we use in the winter. I have to get it set up before the ground freezes or I have to use alternative stakes.


What kind tiedowns come with those blowup lawn ornaments? Are they small corskrew type?
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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby zelph » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:40 pm

CajunHiker wrote:I've got a couple of those to use for my non-tree hammock setup. I think I bought the last one at HD for around 2 bucks.
Has anyone seen a smaller version of these? I'm looking to find something lighter.


You might be able to do a little nip and tuck with a pair of bolt cutters. Make a cut just above the swivel ring. Bend the remaining verticle piece so that it's at a 90 degree to the coiled part. Nip off 1 coil on the very end at slant to retain point for ground penetration. Might still work and will have lost some ounces. :)
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Re: Wood pile tarp tie down

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:40 pm

What kind tiedowns come with those blowup lawn ornaments? Are they small corskrew type?


They are about the size of Oops's tarp tiedowns.
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