Orange Screw Ground Anchor
How many campers does it take to screw in a ground anchor? It’s not just a corny joke, and it’s not just for camping. Very few outdoor products are as versatile as the Orange Screw ground anchor. Not only can you use it for securing your tent to the ground but you can also use it for many other purposes throughout your outdoor adventure; and then, you can use it once you get home too!!
What is the Orange Screw Ground Anchor
In case you’ve gotten this far in the post and still have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. So for starters, if you still haven’t figured out what a ground anchor is, think about tent stakes. They are very rudimentary ground anchors used for one specific purpose. The Orange Screw can function as a tent stake… and so much more. It can be used to hold things down, secure them in place or even to tether animals such as dogs, horses or rowdy sloths. (If you decide to name your next rock band The Rowdy Sloths, please remember where you got the idea.) To help you visualize (in case the attached photos aren’t enough), the Orange Screw is (spoiler alert) orange, corkscrew-shaped, about a foot tall (comes in two sizes) and has an open eye at the top. Even the open eye has many uses.
How Can You Use the Orange Screw?
Here are just some of the ways you can use the Orange Screw ground anchor:
- secure your tent to the ground
- tether an otherwise stray animal
- lock your bicycles in place
- secure tarps and other materials from blowing away
- secure lawn/camping chairs
- secure awnings at home or in campgrounds
- secure a trampoline (I wish I would have had this six years ago before my daughter’s trampoline starred in Gone With the Wind.)
- secure outdoor holiday decorations & those kitschy blow-up things that sprout in people’s yards around Halloween and Christmas time
Easy to Use Ground Anchor
If you’re a seasoned camper, you’ve had this experience. You set up your tent and needed to stake it down so that it didn’t blow away in the wind or get carried away by thieving chipmunks. So you pull out the standard aluminum stakes, attach them to your tent tethers (as in Tom ties tent tethers tautly.), then find a flat rock to pound the aluminum stakes into the solid granite slab known as the earth. Then nearby campers are treated to following sounds of nature:
- Whap!! The sound of rock hitting aluminum.
- Shkroich!! The sound of aluminum hitting solid bedrock.
- Schkoing. The sound of aluminum bending.
- Splat. The sound of finger smashing between tent stake and rock.
- AyeCarribaPendooty!! The sound of you attempting to curse in a language you are .0015% fluent in so as not to soil the ears of your children who by now are hiding behind a tree due to both fear and embarrassment.
- Hee-chitter-haw-chatter-ho. The sound of thieving chipmunks laughing at you.
If only you had the Orange Screw ground anchor, you would have instead heard the satisfied sigh of a happy camper as he/she:
- Held the Orange Screw pointy end to the ground.
- Twisted in a clockwise direction.
- Inserted the clear plastic sleeve into the round eye at the top of the Orange Screw.
- Continued twisting until the screw was securely in the ground or you hit oil Jed-Clampett-style.
- Secured tether lines to Orange Screw in one of three handy openings at the top.
- Went for a bike ride.
What I Like About the Orange Screw
As you can tell, I like lists. So here’s my final list of the things I like about the Orange Screw:
- catchy name
- made of recycled plastic
- made in the good old U.S. of A.
- easy to use
- easy to pack and store
- perfect color for securing outdoor Halloween decorations