An important part of main line projects are the anchorages. They quite often take the form of a conveniently placed tree, suitably protected with sacking, or the 3-2-1 anchor.
The log and picket is a very good anchorage that is easy to construct, we use it for monkey bridges etc.
The Dead Man anchor is a hefty log, approximately 2m (6ft) long. A rope is tied round the log, which is then buried in the ground. The Dead Man is not a great favourite with Camp Wardens.
There are a number of manufactured anchors available from companies catering for the off road enthusiasts – they advertise in the 4 x 4 magazines but these can be quite expensive.
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