Introduction: Snow Anchors
Cheap Anchors that can be used for winter camping with tents or tarps
Step 1: Materials
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
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
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
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!