Canopies and tents will normally come with the right parts to construct them, but will not have additional accessories that might make them more secure and better protected from the elements. These can be bought separately and are a great idea for making large canopies more windproof or protecting tents from seeping water when the rain starts to fall. Gone are the days when part of the tent experience was getting soaked head to toe from a serious downpour with these camping and outdoor accessories.
From simple ties and pegs to more intensive poles and earth anchors, there is a tool for securing every part of the canopy to make sure it will survive through high winds. The trick to making an object like this more prepared is to spread out the tension holding it down so that there is less stress on the internal poles, guide ropes and PVC tarp. With more pressure points, there is less of a chance of a big gust of wind ripping expensive elements of the structure.
Some lower profile items might only need a few extra pegs passing through the material, but large marquees and party canopies will be much more likely to sustain damage through storms. One of the worries is that the existing holds will get damp and crack in direct sunlight, leaving the canopy completely unprotected. Many of the clips and ties now available to buy are water and UV proof so that they will not have this problem and will instead resist the weather perfectly each time.
Protecting a soft construction such as a tent not only protects the structure from costly damage, but also protects the items inside from the damaging effects of weather. This is vital for tents used for people, machinery and fuel such as wood logs and coal.