whilst pitching on rough/stony ground I came across an idea for a mod to make life easier. One such pitch was in the Black Mountains where I was pitched on an exposed ridge in 45mph winds. I had to pitch on short-ish heather - around 12" in depth and experienced a problem getting the ground pegs in well enough to get a taught fly sheet, the tent coped well , albeit with a bit of fly sheet flapping.
On another occasion on stony ground, I couldn't get the pegs in and had to tie a length of dyneema to extend guy point to where I could get the peg in.
the mod basically consists of 6 lineloks on a short loop of cross grain ( these were obtained from paul at treadlite ) he has a store on ebay. These are fitted with around 12" of 2mm dyneema. The Total weight is a very acceptable 25 grams!
Below is a little video showing the mod.
Till next time..
Happy Wild Camping.