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xiaolu
Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 08:45 am


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Actually I am a bit surprised OP would consider IF hut needs to be anchored down:-) I also vote for "NO OPTION": You must anchor it down, considering even on a very calm day some strong/nasty wind could start/come from middle of nowhwere, and your hut could become a kite and fly up high into the sky instantly, and land on the other side of the lake as a freebie for some lucky soul to collect for free (but don't ask me how I know this:-)

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 09:49 am


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I bought a couple screw in anchors this fall to put in to hold my 2 man pull over in place. I have found that on windy days you can't stand up or it will blow over. Buddy has a popup and always screws it down. Hasn't ever had them unscrew, but maybe he doesn't stay in one spot as long.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm


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Didnt screw my pop up down properly the firs time i used it...trying to keep a hut from blowing away from inside without destroying your gear is not something i ever want to attempt again.

Driving in ice anchors is something i dislike alot.
James those ice angels are nice, but darn expensive!!!! Do you use anything on the 4 corners ? or just snow?

I put some eye bolts on my flip to anchor it down. If its windy and you get up you can have a mess on your hands.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 12:31 pm


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QUOTE (kingphoenix @ Jan 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm)
Didnt screw my pop up down properly the firs time i used it...trying to keep a hut from blowing away from inside without destroying your gear is not something i ever want to attempt again.

Driving in ice anchors is something i dislike alot.
James those ice angels are nice, but darn expensive!!!!  Do you use anything on the 4 corners ? or just snow?

I put some eye bolts on my flip to anchor it down.  If its windy and you get up you can have a mess on your hands.

I do keep about two anchor screws with me (in my sled) in case it is way tooooooooooooo windy, and I need to/could screw at two corners of the hut that are facing the wind. For some extra protection/insurance, that is, haha.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 07:25 pm


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I made a few of these. Waiting to get out and try them.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 08:08 pm


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I like that idea..when you try it can you post how it worked?

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 08:19 pm


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QUOTE (kev_7680 @ Jan 09, 2019 - 08:08 pm)
I like that idea..when you try it can you post how it worked?

Sure will with pics.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 08:25 pm


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Just don't use bungee cords to connect anchors to hubs!
Heard of 1 case where a guy inside a hut got a concussion when a bungee broke and hub snapped in.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 08:39 pm


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I never anchor my portable.
I don’t have to!
I have an old Clam with poles, the big suitcase type attached to my snowmobile with an Aluminum T-bar. I have extra poles horizontal inside 4 of them.
I also pull this thing out and all the gear plus myself weights over 300Lbs. Good weight in the snow.
It can stand up to 50Km/hr wind.
If the wind is stronger……..I’m not going out anyway.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 09:05 pm


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QUOTE (fish hawk @ Jan 09, 2019 - 08:39 pm)
I never anchor my portable.
I don’t have to!
I have an old Clam with poles, the big suitcase type attached to my snowmobile with an Aluminum T-bar. I have extra poles horizontal inside 4 of them.
I also pull this thing out and all the gear plus myself weights over 300Lbs. Good weight in the snow.
It can stand up to 50Km/hr wind.
If the wind is stronger……..I’m not going out anyway.

Last year my buddy and I were out on Cooks with my Otter Pro Lodge still hooked to the ATV and the wind came up. It blew us right around 90 degrees to the ATV with us both sitting on the seats. Well over 300lbs. Sure glad the Big Buddy has a tip sensor lol. Now I will anchor it as soon as the wind starts to pickup. Luckily nothing went down the holes and just had a bit of gear to pickup.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 09:25 pm


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QUOTE (Stocco @ Jan 09, 2019 - 08:25 pm)
Just don't use bungee cords to connect anchors to hubs!
Heard of 1 case where a guy inside a hut got a concussion when a bungee broke and hub snapped in.

X2....Use straps with tighteners.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 09:39 pm


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QUOTE (longfish @ Jan 09, 2019 - 09:25 pm)
QUOTE (Stocco @ Jan 09, 2019 - 08:25 pm)
Just don't use bungee cords to connect anchors to hubs!
Heard of 1 case where a guy inside a hut got a concussion when a bungee broke and hub snapped in.

X2....Use straps with tighteners.

Arnie

Bungees are good for tarps and small crap only.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 07:01 am


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Just wondering where I can buy the ice angels?

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GrandRiverWill
Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 07:25 am


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Anyone ever use a pilot hole for the ice anchors? I am planning on giving it a go.

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scottm
Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 07:55 am


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I used to have the same prob...got blown down the lake when I stood up to grab something, so on YouTube a guy put 2 eye hooks with nuts and washers into his sled and was able to anchor it down with ice screws. Tried it !!! Works amazing, 40 k winds is nothing now .. just some food for thought. Tight lines!!

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