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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker Bob View Post
    All four screws are now bent. I tried an anchor from Home Depot but it would not grip the top soil The next trip is in June in Tennessee where I will have the drive in stakes and another soil type. The only disappointing part of the system is the Orange Screws.
    Yours is first report of bent Orange Screws. For our understanding, can you send or post a photo? If bent right at the top, situation may be avoidable by attaching line below the normal point, directly in contact with the soil surface.

    Anchors are the Achilles heel of all systems like this, whether DIY or commercial. While Orange Screws aren’t perfect for all conditions, in our testing they proved suitable over a broader range of conditions than others. In ground conditions truly too hard to drive the screws into, nail types you must hammer in are better. But those rocky places often afford hard points you can tie off to, rocks or bases of woody shrubs, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimswms View Post
    Doesn't seem to be much love for this option. Or, at least my google skills are lacking. In the Northeast, I don't have too much of a problem finding trees. Plenty of times I've thought, if I could attach to that tree over there, it'd be perfect, but... Thinking stuffing this option in my bag might be good for peace of mind for those times.

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    Ive been researching the Solo and the no ground trekking poles by raftingtigger. Almost nothing out there about either one. Been trying to prod Shug into doing something, but I don't think he's biting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty Hanger View Post
    Ive been researching the Solo and the no ground trekking poles by raftingtigger. Almost nothing out there about either one. Been trying to prod Shug into doing something, but I don't think he's biting.
    Yes not much on the Tensa Solo but in regards to the NoGround Hiking Pole...
    The Shug did this back in 2016...Hanging from One Tree with NoGround Hiking Pole First Look

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraRunner View Post
    Yes not much on the Tensa Solo but in regards to the NoGround Hiking Pole...
    The Shug did this back in 2016...Hanging from One Tree with NoGround Hiking Pole First Look
    yeah, asked him for an update since then. Said he doesn't go anywhere without trees. LOL......oh well
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    Screws bent in the middle enough to not fit back in the tubes. it appears when the ground is soft enough to be able to screw this in, the ground does not give good enough support for the screw and when ground is hard enough to totally support the full length of the screw, it is too hard too allow the screw to enter.
    The use was the infield of DIS so I have no idea of composition of the soil other than sandy loam top soil with something harder underneath. At my home where the soil has never been graded and judging by the size of the trees probably has not been plowed for sixty or more years, the soil has up to 18 inches of sandy loam over a base of red clay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker Bob View Post
    Screws bent in the middle enough to not fit back in the tubes. it appears when the ground is soft enough to be able to screw this in, the ground does not give good enough support for the screw and when ground is hard enough to totally support the full length of the screw, it is too hard too allow the screw to enter.
    Ah, I have noticed some stiffness in getting them back into the tube, but not so severe that it's impossible. It may well be sufficient to bend them back straight enough. I can't find it now, but I remember seeing video of Orange Screws being bent very severely without breaking, meaning they make a feature out of a lack of stiffness that might be taken as a defect in some contexts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latherdome View Post
    ...but I remember seeing video of Orange Screws being bent very severely without breaking, meaning they make a feature out of a lack of stiffness that might be taken as a defect in some contexts.
    Perhaps this is it...


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