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portabl-holes-msg - 2/1/02


What to do when you can't dig holes for poles and torches.


NOTE: See also the files: demos-msg, camping-ideas-msg, Sheetwalls-art, trash-storage-msg, camp-showers-msg, firepits-msg, camp-kitchens-msg, ticks-art.





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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: Dani Eder <ederd at worldnet.att.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Portable Holes

Date: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 22:31:42 -0600

Organization: Castle Guild, Society for Creative Anachronism


Womyn2me wrote:

> Can someone tell me where I can order some of these via the mail??


> Laura


Unless you are very far from civilization, it would probably

be cheaper to go to a local welding shop and ask them to

make some for you.


Assuming you are using them for holding tiki torches, ask

them to weld two lengths of pipe about 2 inches long each

to a 2 foot length of 1/4 inch thick x 1 inch wide angle

iron, and have them point one end.  The lengths of pipe

should be at the midpoint and just below the far end from

the pointy end.


Daniel of Raven's Nest



From: dragonsclaw at mindspring.com (Steve Urbach)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Buying Portable Holes

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 15:01:45 GMT


On 14 Nov 2001 05:08:05 GMT, womyn2me at aol.com (Mistress Incognito) wrote:

>Does anyone know where I can purchase portable holes???  


If you are in the West: "Dragonsclaw Portable Holes" 1-1/2" and 2"

ring sizes sold by Jane Urbach Books (Me Wife)for $9 and $10 plus


Shipping heavy metal is expen$ive and not reccomended.



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From: "Richard Macdonald" <rmacdonald at microd.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Buying Portable Holes

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 04:32:22 -0500


"One of the Needham Clan" <jneedham at mediaone.net> wrote:

> What the Frell is a Portable Hole?


It is either a section of tube or a series of rings welded onto a long



The "portable hole" is driven into the ground and the tent pole is then

inserted into it.


Richard A. Macdonald, CPA/EA

SSG(Ret), USA, ADA 16P34

Gib mir Schokolada und niemand wird verletzt!!!



From: "Iohne MacDhaibhidh" <iohne_macdhiabhidh at yahoo.com>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Buying Portable Holes

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:38:16 -0700


I have in the past used lengths of 1" plastic conduit cut at an acute

angle on one end...  Works well, looks like crud!  but they're cheap and

you're going to drive them into the ground for crying out loud...


"Stefan li Rous" <stefan at texas.net> wrote:

> Actually the largest use I've seen for "portable holes" has been

> to support torches rather than tent poles, but I guess they could

> be used there, also. I've also used mine to support a pole holding

> my banner.


> If you don't have access to welding equipment, I have seen these

> made from single pieces of bar stock or re-bar by making one or

> more loops in the rod to hold the handle of the torch. This will

> however, probably require access to a torch to heat the metal to

> allow it to bend easily.


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