Fraser - central station camping - how many sand pegs?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:46
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Hi

Going up to Fraser on Easter Sunday for a week and haven't camped on beach or beach sand before. I see from advice that sand pegs are advised. How many and how long should they be?
I.e. do i replace every peg with a sand peg or only major corner ones or somewhere inbetween.

Presume the wind isn't as bad at Central station as on the beach.

Also, how Sandy is central station tent sites compared to the beach. Reason I'm asking is we don't like camping on beaches in general so trying to minimise the cost of what will likely only be one trip every few years.

Thanks
Derrick
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Reply By: troopyman - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:50

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:50
I have a seperate bag to carry my sand pegs . 24 x normal size yellow supa pegs and 8 x large ones .
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Reply By: steve21 - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:07

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:07
sand pegs for central station not really needed, its sandy but not that sandy if you know what i mean all the fallen leaves make it quite soily, ear plugs would be on my list once the back packers have a few beers and crank the music RIGHT UP,
have a good one steve
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:11

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:11
You can never not have enough pegs I wish I had more sometimes just to be extra sure. I normally use the big orange ones for all the corers for the tarp and sometimes the tent as well.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:25

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:25
You can never not have enough pegs I wish I had more sometimes just to be extra sure. I normally use the big orange ones for all the corers for the tarp and sometimes the tent as well.
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:25

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:25
Derrick

Is this a serious post, or are you having a lend of us?

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:33

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:33
Not wishing to hijack the the thread New4by but what type of sand peg do you find most useful. Reason I ask is that I'm about to do an extended desert trip and was only just thinking about which type to buy.....metal, plastic, shape etc?

Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: chisel - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:42

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:42
Shouldn't need too many sand pegs at Central Station. Very sheltered in there - and sand not as soft. On the ocean beach you can get the combination of soft sand and wind - need some big sand pegs.
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Reply By: rumpig - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:47

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:47
i've found this style of steel peg works really well in sand, comes in a variety of lenghts and i've even seen aluminium ones aswell.

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Reply By: robak (QLD) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:48

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 17:48
I don't think you'll need sand pegs at central station. Especially if you're not going during the storm season. If you're warried, take 4 sand pegs.
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Reply By: Mark - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 19:19

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 19:19
Another option for beach camping is to take some empty shopping bags along & fill them with sand, we use these on Stockton beach where the sand is very soft & you need sand pegs 600mm or longer to be of any use, a bag of damp sand in each corner will secure most tents & you just return the sand to the beach when your done. You can also tie guy ropes to the handles of the bags if you don't have a dome tent.
Cheers
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