More Visible Tentpegs

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Intro: More Visible Tentpegs

Always losing Tentpegs while camping?Here's how to find them..

Step 1: Making the Tentpegs

I Normally make my own tentpegs due to the fact that I lose them a lot.This can be done by purchasing some roundbar and cutting them into 45cm lengths,sharpening the one end and bending the other around.

Step 2: Making Them More Visible

What I like to do lately is to dip the in enamel and hang them to dry(this should take about 24hrs)I use a bright color which I know will not be found at the campsite,Unlike the rust color of a peg that seems to disappear into the ground as soon as you have to pack up in a hurry during a storm.

Steps:
1)Get yourself a tin of enamel paint with your color of choice.
2)take your peg and dip it into the paint
3)ensure the paint is covering the entire area you dipped
4)hold it over the tin until all the access has dripped off
5)Hang in a ventilated area for 24 hrs before touching.

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    14 Discussions

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    Takelababy

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I find bright orange survey ribbon more noticeable than bright paint. I use about 18" lengths.

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    jimmytvf

    6 years ago on Introduction

    what about some fluorescent spray paint? dries in 10 minutes, cheap, portable, and is brighter than bright

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    Jacojvvjimmytvf

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi
    Spraypaint goes on in a very thin layer so its not as durable as when dipped,unless mabey you put a few layers on

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    jimmytvfJacojvv

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, that's true. Maybe with a coat of urethane on it, could be more resistant also :)

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    mantislee

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hard drive magnet hangers....love it. Simple yet effective solution to tripping over tent pegs into the camp fire too.

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    cowtipper97

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Good thinking. You could also dip them into that colored rubber paint stuff and you wouldn't have to worry about paint chipping off when you hammer it.

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    Kiteman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    The thumbnails are so obvious, this almost doesn't need any steps beyond the intro!

    (I've added it to the Tips and Tricks group, by the way)

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    cowtipper97Kiteman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to have an Instructable out sometime in the next two weeks and it is all tips and trick to use when building and using a Pepsi can stove, you could add to that group.

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    chuckr44

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea. Wouldn't a clear coat after the paint dries, be a good idea to keep the paint from scraping off? After all you, don't you sometimes hammer the pegs into the ground if the ground is hard?

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    ningo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice simple tip. Why stop at paint?Paint red, and adorn them with doll limbs. On second thoughts...maybe not.

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    ve2vfd

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! I used to do the same thing, but used "Plasti-dip", a rubberised dip for tool handles.