The weather is finally perking up, and outdoor shows are where it’s at in the summer. While you’re furiously making products for the summer show season, make sure you have a good set of tent weights! If a good storm comes along, the old “gallon of water tied to the tent leg” trick isn’t going to cut it.
EZUP makes some great tent weight bags. They’re made of thick fabric and each bag holds 40 pounds of sand, which you can get at your local lawn and garden shop. And they’re available with free shipping from Amazon.
If you’ve got time for a DIY project, the Etsy Metal team has posted a great tutorial on how to make tent weights using PVC pipe and cement.
As a last-ditch effort, there’s always a last-minute dash to the home improvement store for 4 cinderblocks. The downside of cinderblocks is that they take up a lot of space for the weight, and can be pretty dirty/crumbly. Still, if it’s 8am on Saturday and looking like a windy day, they’re you’re best bet for a quick fix.
What do you use to hold down the fort?