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CDEW

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Posted: 08/11/19 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We camp often in OBX North Carolina and gets pretty windy. I bring empty 5 gallon buckets with lids. After we set out our mats I fill the buckets with water and put the lids on. After they are filled and sealed I place them on the corners of the mats. This has worked well and mats stay put. When we leave I just empty the buckets, stack them inside each other and they are ready for the next trip. They also double as a small table next to our chairs when set up.

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Posted: 05/24/22 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Concrete, why bother???


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I use the matt on concrete, i have my kitchen set up on one side, and firepit on the other. Table and chairs near the camper and a cooler. So no anchors needed.


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Posted: 05/24/22 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

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I deleted the post from the spammer who bumped this old thread, but now it makes Jerry look like a goober for bumping the thread.

While Jerry may or may not be a goober, he's not the one who resurrected this conversation and please don't hold it against him.

And as for anchoring the patio mat, I bought a bunch of these photo studio sand bags about six years ago and they're perfect. The soil where I usually camp is too hard to drive in any pegs (not too different than the concrete pads). So I put one or two of these on every corner. I also put on in the bottom of the collapsable trash/recycle cans so they can't blow away or tip over.

If you decide to use them, make sure to fill gallon Ziploc baggies with the sand and then add those baggies to the sand bags. Otherwise the sand will slowly seep out and make a mess.

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dedmiston wrote:

MFL wrote:

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I deleted the post from the spammer who bumped this old thread, but now it makes Jerry look like a goober for bumping the thread.

While Jerry may or may not be a goober, he's not the one who resurrected this conversation and please don't hold it against him.

And as for anchoring the patio mat, I bought a bunch of these photo studio sand bags about six years ago and they're perfect. The soil where I usually camp is too hard to drive in any pegs (not too different than the concrete pads). So I put one or two of these on every corner. I also put on in the bottom of the collapsable trash/recycle cans so they can't blow away or tip over.

If you decide to use them, make sure to fill gallon Ziploc baggies with the sand and then add those baggies to the sand bags. Otherwise the sand will slowly seep out and make a mess.

Link to Sand Bags

(Sorry Jerry. [emoticon] )

Lol, didnt notice the original date. Hope they figured it out by now!

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Posted: 05/24/22 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not on concrete.

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dedmiston wrote:

MFL wrote:

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I deleted the post from the spammer who bumped this old thread, but now it makes Jerry look like a goober for bumping the thread.

While Jerry may or may not be a goober, he's not the one who resurrected this conversation and please don't hold it against him.

And as for anchoring the patio mat, I bought a bunch of these photo studio sand bags about six years ago and they're perfect. The soil where I usually camp is too hard to drive in any pegs (not too different than the concrete pads). So I put one or two of these on every corner. I also put on in the bottom of the collapsable trash/recycle cans so they can't blow away or tip over.

If you decide to use them, make sure to fill gallon Ziploc baggies with the sand and then add those baggies to the sand bags. Otherwise the sand will slowly seep out and make a mess.

Link to Sand Bags

(Sorry Jerry. [emoticon] )


goober... maybe, depends who you ask? [emoticon]

I should have written deleted (old post)

The OP of this thread is a good forum friend, a nice guy, that I often communicated with. He has not been posting for a long time, and my first thought when I saw this thread, was welcome back!

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BB_TX wrote:

B.O. Plenty wrote:

I use gutter spikes they are long are about 6 inches long and are normally used to attach rain gutters to houses. I slip a fender washer on them and drive them flush with the carpet.
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On a concrete site? [emoticon]

I'm assuming with a sledge hammer too. Personally I would either use a cut nail or a powder actuated nail gun if I had to have a mat. Otherwise, I'd be satisfied with the concrete.


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B.O. Plenty wrote:

I use gutter spikes they are long are about 6 inches long and are normally used to attach rain gutters to houses. I slip a fender washer on them and drive them flush with the carpet.
B.O.
Just another example of some idiot answering a question before he read it all...OOPS! that was me, sorry.

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