10T tent peg PEG IT 5YP 23EA aluminium Y-profile
The herring for normal soils
Some people call them tent pegs, tent nails, ground anchors or pegs. Other names are based on the material from which the herring is made, such as steel herring, wooden peg, aluminium herring or sand ring, named after the substrate in which it is to be used. However, the name does not play such a big role here.
The important thing is the task that the herring has to cope with and even more important is the right choice. At 10T Outdoor Equipment we distinguish between 3 different types of ground on which a tent is placed.
1st Normal soil. You will find this type of soil most often when camping. Forest, meadows, grass or lawns with a normal hardness, with few stones or tree roots.
Second hard ground. Clay or clay soils, frozen soils and ice, or extremely stony subsoil belong to this category
3. sandy soil. As the name implies, the subsoil consists mainly of soft sand, possibly with a small amount of gravel.
Steel tent pegs are the most common and in our opinion the best choice for securing the tent, unless the weight is important for the camper. This is where plastic, aluminium or even titanium pegs come into play.
The length of the herring should be adapted to the size of the tent. Family tents from 4 to 5 persons require slightly longer tent pegs, the shorter version is often sufficient for a smaller dome tent or tunnel tent.
Set of 5 Y-profile pegs
This sturdy herring from 10T Outdoor Equipment is ideal for camping on normal grounds. This includes the subsoil that you will find on most campsites or campsites. Stable ground anchors are especially important in strong wind and high loads on the guy ropes. The tent peg made of solid aluminium fulfils this criterion and anchors your tent firmly to the ground. The notches and the eyelet at the top prevent the tensioning line from slipping off the tent peg. Thanks to its special shape, the solid herring with Y-profile can be sunk into the ground in such a way that it is firmly anchored to the ground. The tent nail offers a very large surface area, so that it has a particularly firm hold and it is impossible to unscrew it close up.
The use of a camping hammer (rubber hammer) is possible without any problems in order to knock the nail into the ground, even in harder soils.
After a relaxing holiday, the tent and its accessories have to be dismantled. The greatest effort is usually put into pulling out the tent peg. In order to make this part bearable, we recommend the use of a herring puller. You can use the upper part of the herring for this purpose. The herring puller is simply placed under one of the two notches and the tent peg is much easier to remove from the ground. Please do not use the tensioning line to pull out pegs, as this can damage the line.
The T-profile herring is bevelled at the lower end. This way the tent peg can be simply lowered into the ground. The hard-wearing steel ensures a long durability and stability of the tip and the entire herring. This allows you to use a rubber hammer when working on hard ground.
Hammer suitable (rubber hammer)
The tent peg can be driven into the ground with a camping hammer. Attention when hitting with high resistance. Violence does not help here, but only damages the herring. Restart the herring as it is likely to have encountered a hard object (stone / root) in the soil. Or switch to other pegs that are more suitable for the soil. Please do not use a normal hammer, this can damage the pegs.
In order for the herring to have an optimal hold in the ground, it should be driven into the ground at a 45° angle and completely. Note that the hook (eye) attached to the head of the tent peg is pointing away from the tent, otherwise the tensioning line will not find a hold. guy ropes should be attached as long as possible. A flat angle leads to a better absorption of the wind forces.