I have been using the orange screw for over eight years. We’ve used these anchors for everything from camping tents to staking out the pup to holding down the blind in 30 MPH winds. Anchoring things to the ground requires the right tools, and the orange screw has certainly withstood everything we’ve thrown at it. Our only regrets with the Orange Screw are the times we didn’t deploy them and lost the battle against the wind.
Living in Nebraska, wind is the order of the day, especially in the fall and early winter. I’ve had a few days sitting in the shade where I had to question my sanity. I know we would have lost the blind and parts of our equipment if we hadn’t screwed them to the floor with the orange screw. The Orange Screw is a high-quality ground anchor made in the USA from 100% recycled polycarbonate plastic. The orange screw comes in small and large sizes, and each pack of these includes a clear tube called a t-grip tool that slides over the screw threads when not in use and can slide through the round eye at the top. of the screw to serve as a handle. to screw it into the ground. I like how easy it is to attach guides and carabiners to the round orange screw tops. Orange Screw even sells paracord specifically for anchoring items.
Specifications for the orange screws:
- Weight: 1.8 ounces
- Length: 9 1/2″
- Thread diameter: 7/8”
- Weight: 3.6 ounces
- Length: 12 1/4″
- Thread diameter: 1 1/8″
What we like about Orange Screw
These aren’t your ultralight tent pegs and won’t hold up or work on sheer rock, but for just about anything else that needs to be anchored to the ground in inclement weather, these are absolutely the tool you’re going to want in your kit. We have used them for awnings, tents, staking out our pup, Miko, and most importantly, our hunting blind. This year during turkey season we used eight small anchors, one in each corner and one in each of the four tracks on our blind. The morning started out quiet but we knew the weather was coming and it did. The wind picked up at 9 a.m. and steadily worsened for the next two hours. When we finally broke down at 1pm it was blowing 40mph and blowing at a steady 20mph. Taking down the blind took all of our effort and the last thing we removed were the last two orange screws holding the last two guides. These are not cheap but they are worth it. We recommend having at least two of the large bolts and eight of the small ones in your gear kit at all times. Invest in a complete kit and case so you can always find them when you need them. Orange Screw backs them for life with a strong guarantee, making it a one-time, lifetime investment product. Just don’t let your friends lend them to you or you may never see them again.
Read about some great ways we’ve used orange screws since 2015: