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How-To: Make an Ultralight Tent DeadmanA cheap, simple solution for secure tent-pitching on snow or sand. Note: The dowels work better for snow. However, by using a small disk (something like kid's play dishes), you can get the same effect for sand.
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1) Cut a 3/4-inch wooden dowel or other non-temperature-conducting material into six-inch-long sections. Sand the ends smooth so they don't tear tent fabric.