Was out in the Glades this past weekend for 3 nights and 3 days. Got to try out the rebuilt Sweetwater Chickee. Same layout but all new wood and roof. Below is a link to my trip report.
Since Flex was with us, I would assume his trips summary will be better.
As we found out the standard stakes just don't cut it. Before your recommendation I was looking at one of the two below options. I was leaning towards Tough Stake for the Trap and Cyclone for the tent.
RE: staking a sand site
Instead of using stakes, bring along some 1-2 liter ditty bags. Fill the bag with sand, tie off your tarp/tent, then bury the whole bag in the sand. Works great, inexpensive, and takes little space/weight.
The stakes on my tent actually held fine (about 6"), but that was a really strong & fast gust that sent Ted's tent flying..
I'm gonna make a new set of 10 or 12 stakes @ 12" long just for this purpose out of some aluminum rod. Should be an easy job.
In the meantime enjoy these animated previews of the trip:
my tummy is flip flopping
Well the liquor still site deserved it's own special treatment..
Shine on you crazy Outlaws!
Really nice write-up, thanks Flex!
Thank Vivian! That would be a lot of fun to document. Do you have a link to the one you saw?