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Message posted by fieldgirl20/5/2010 at 2:19pm
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I have recently bought a new tent and also bought the matching footprint groundsheet.  We pitched it for the first time last weekend and noticed that the footprint's pegs have got a 'ring' at the top instead of the usual hook found on tent pegs.

It wasn't until after we had pitched the that it occurred to me that maybe we should have pitched the tent putting its hook shaped tent pegs actually through the ring of the footprint's pegs? Is this the way it should be done? If not, does anyone know why the footprint has 'ringed' pegs instead of hooks?

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Message posted by Speedcamp20/5/2010 at 2:26pm
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If the pegs you describe have a ring that lays flat on the ground rather than vertical it is so that it doesn't stick up into the groundsheet and damage it. It also means that you can use a claw hammer or the hook of another peg to help you pull the peg out of the ground.

I've never come across the idea that you would peg the tent through the ring - I don't believe that they would fall in the same position anyway.

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We peg out our footprint first, with flush to the ground pegs so they don't impact on the tent's groundsheet. Pegging it stops it blowing around whilst we get the tent organised on top of it.

We don't peg the tent through the footprint peg points.

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There are two main types of pegs you can buy to go with the footprint, of which this is one.
The footprint is designed to be a little smaller all round than the dimension of the tent. So the pegs for the tent should not be able to dual purpose with the footprint.

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