Metal spike dog chain swivels.
Turns freely - prevents pet chains from getting tangled...
I plan the majority of our camping trips to places where I won't be required to keep my dogs on a leash or chain. While the official rules of a camping area might state that camper's pets must be restrained at all times, you can generally get a good idea of how strictly the rule is enforced by taking a look at other campsites that have pets in the immediate vicinity. If other campers are letting their dogs run loose, it can be an indication that you might be able to let your animals run loose as well. Either that or you've found a campground where everybody likes to break rules. Does that mean it's okay to do it? No, of course not. Leash laws and pet restraint rules in campgrounds have been established to ensure the safety of everyone involved, including the pets themselves. I don't advocate breaking any rules anywhere at any time for any reason. I break one or two rules myself on occasion, but I certainly don't advise others to do likewise.
These anchors are also called "tie-out stakes" and are available in most popular pet stores. They range in price anywhere from 4.95 to over 10.00 and the only length I've been able to find online is twenty inches (ours are only 14.5 inches long). A domed plate has been welded to the top of the anchor to prevent the pet's chain or rope from catching on the tie-out itself, as well as a metal swivel that rotates 360 degrees. The end of the spike is pointed and can be driven into the ground with a hammer. Once you get these things driven all the way into the ground, believe me, they're not going anywhere. Dixie's a big girl. She weighs 116 pounds and is as strong as an ox. Even when she pulls as hard as she can she can't pull one of these tie-outs up out of the ground. Buddy can't even budge them.
I've made the pet tie-outs a permanent part of our camping gear. They're not always needed. In fact it's rare that we use them at all. I like having them just in case.
Weight: 14.8 ounces each.