TO SAFELY ANCHOR A TENT WHEN
STAKING IS NOT POSSIBLE :
Traditionally, holding a tent is accomplished by extensive staking into the ground.
When that is not possible, many rental companies rely on water-filled plastic 55 gal drums to hold a tent in place.
Recent studies done by Clemson University found plastic barrels to be a poor method of anchoring a tent,
since they easily slip on hard surfaces and have a high point of attachment (tipping problem).
Clemson studies found that a 480 pound plastic water barrel = a effective anchor weight of only 130 pounds.
WINDS AND WIND GUSTS CREATE MAJOR SAFETY ISSUES
There is no law against using water barrels to anchor a tent, but safety problems can arise when our weather begins to deteriorate.
Sudden wind and wind gusts, especially from an unplanned thunderstorm, can prove disasterous.
To provide you and your guests a safer tenting experience, we have eliminated the use of water barrels
and have made the considerable investment to change over to the safer industry-standard of using
Additionally, we provide custom white covers for our concrete weights,
providing you with a clean, aesthetic, and decorative final product.