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Old 3rd February 2016, 10:43 PM
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Default Plastic tent peg mallet, are these any good?

I have always used an ordinary hammer to bash my tent pegs in. Are the plastic tent peg mallets any good?
They just seem too light to be able to drive a steel peg into hard ground or am I completely incorrect.
Something like this:
http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/p...ecommendations

just trying to save weight !
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Old 4th February 2016, 02:23 AM
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No, they're useless! Get a lump hammer
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Old 4th February 2016, 02:38 AM
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60+ y.o. claw hammer here. It isn't as heavy as all that ...

HC, save weight somewhere else, mate. A hammer is so ubiquitously useful, one shouldn't leave home without one ... .
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I have that exact hammer, Supa-peg give them away when buy a good quantity of pegs.

Supa-pegs are excellent but the hammers are rubbish.

Just as you called it there's not enough weight to be effective.
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Old 4th February 2016, 03:33 AM
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want to save weight -- use a rock, back of an axe (if you carry one), etc.

Otherwise.. I find a rubber mallet is handy; it can also be used for other things, like repairs, if required. I find claw hammer heads too small for swinging at tent pegs when my hand is in the way!
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Old 4th February 2016, 04:20 AM
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Seems pretty conclusive!
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Rubber mallet is the go.

Its a PITA being camped somewhere having the clang clang of metal on metal with someone hammering in tent pegs with a hammer.
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I disagree. That is part of the soundtrack of camping, just like splitting firewood
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my camping soundtrack involves short 'psssht' sounds every half hour or so.
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Quote:
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my camping soundtrack involves short 'psssht' sounds every half hour or so.


this!
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