Introduction: Snow Anchors

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Cheap Anchors that can be used for winter camping with tents or tarps

Step 1: Materials

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all thats needed to make these are:
- 8 feet of strong rope (2 feet each)
- 2 (or more) framing ties
- a knife and lighter
- a vise (optional)
- some sandpaper

Step 2: The Rope

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measure out your rope to 2 feet, cut it, then melt the ends with the lighter so they don't fray

Step 3: The Framing Ties

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the anchors work equally well with the sides bent or unbent, but I chose to bend them.
All you do is put the side in a vice and pull out a bit, the amount doesn't matter

also the holes may have burrs in them so a few passes with some sandpaper doesn't hurt

first picture shows unbent, last shows bent

Step 4: Finishing Up

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tie your rope through the holes in the middle of the tie (I used a sheet bend) and you are done!
now just bury it in the snow with the rope sticking out, let it set and try to pull it out (or actually go camping) thanks for reading!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-03-14

How do these compare to regular tent stakes?

Brian J D (author)tomatoskins2015-03-15

hello, these are different because in winter, a regular tent stake will pull out of the snow, its got nothing to keep it down. with the anchor, its got much more surface area resisting the snow.

crank_girl (author)2015-03-15

You should enter this in the apocalyptic challenge.

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