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Water Barrels & Deadweights

Celina Tent recommends using stakes or concrete anchors to anchor a tent  - we do NOT recommend water barrels for anchoring a tent, canopy, or shelter. Water barrels/drums do not provide enough holding power to safely anchor any kind of temporary structure. Deadweights may be a solution for anchoring a tent, but must be adequate in size and weight. Here's why:

 

Deadweights and Water Barrels: THE PROBLEM WITH WATER BARRELS!

 

Why Avoid Water Barrels?

 

Stake Pull Demonstration (14/15) Water Barrels

 

Stake Pull Demonstration (15/15) Deadweights/Concrete Blocks

 

What's Wrong with Water Barrels?

Article By: Maura Paternoster, ARA Insurance Services

 

 

  

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