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 Post subject: Re: TENT PEGS
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:56 am 
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We camped at 2 Rivieren during August this year, did not have any problems with tent pegs. As Billyf said, just use tent pegs from any proper outdoor shop - such as Outdoor Warehouse. I also use a heavy 4lb hammer and not a rubber mallet to drive them in.

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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Do you get them out again?

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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No I always buy new ones after each trip.

Yes I do get them out. Take a L shaped tent peg, hook the eye over they eye of the peg in the ground, twist it whilst pulling at the same time - easy.

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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No wonder you can't hammer pegs into the TR ground...it's full of old pegs.

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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I was just there a few days ago... my goodness, that ground is hard in patches. I reckon I bent about one in four pegs!

Either have plenty of spare ones or, as has been suggested, upgrade with some stronger models. I've seen people using cordless drills and I must admit for the first time in camping in 15 years in Africa I would have nipped out to a hardware store and bought one if the nearest shop had been closer than 260km!

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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You can also buy titanium pegs. I think the brand is e3. Have never used them but they look the part. Should be able to find them at outdoor stores or online.

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 Post subject: Re: Tent pegs
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Many thanks guys for all your replies. Fortunitly I do carry storm pegs as well as normal ones but me thinks that the cordless drill will be packed for this trip.
By the way (very tongue in cheek) I took a drive out between the farm lands here to see if there were any droppers waiting to fall off the fences. Horror upon horror here in the Little Karoo all the droppers are wooden -- so that has just put that idea to rest.
I knew i would get the correct answers from the 'mites -- once again many thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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Hi Everyone

Can anyone please tell me whether one needs a long extension for the campsites at Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob?

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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Anyone? Long extensions needed at the campsites on SA side of Kgalagadi?

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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Some of our regular mite are having trouble logging in Senyetse Perhaps read through
here until someone comes along?

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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Hi Senyetse
As far as extension cords in the KTP camps are concerned, most campsites have power points with a few metres, so a 10m extension cord should be fine. remember you do need a blue plug

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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I agree with Gavin, 10m will be more than enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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Thanks. Just arrived at Twee Rivieren. 10 m is sufficient

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 Post subject: Re: Arid Parks: CAMPING
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@Senyetse,

Hope to meet up with you, let me know.

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 Post subject: Camping at Nossob & Mata Mata - which area do you recommend?
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We will be camping @ Nossob from 1/5 to 4/5 and Mata Mata from 6/5 to 11/5, leaving KTP on 12/5 again.

I have been at both camps twice before so I have a vague idea of the camping area layout at both.

Which area in each camp would you recommend to pitch a tent? - keeping in mind shade / rain perhaps etc?

Any advice will be appreciated.

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