Homemade ‘Peg Pusher’

For those interested in learning about how to make your own ‘peg pusher.’ Recently Facebook follower William Wellman created a post on our FB site about how to design your own peg pusher. As he describes in his post, the ‘pusher’ is made from a PVC 1/2″ “T” and it will push pegs up to 5/8″ diameter. It can be attached to one’s peg bag drawstring. The string can be wrapped around the peg for removal, just pull.  The next question we have, what else can this be used for?

5 Responses to Homemade ‘Peg Pusher’

  1. Derek May 13, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    You could use it as a toggle for a hammock strap set-up. You could slide them over trekking poles as keepers. After you’re done pushing your pegs in, you could use it to cover the end of your trekking pole when you set up your shelter to protect fabric or tie-outs from puncture (depends on your set-up). Could be a unique tri-glide for the top of a gossamer pack. Put it on the end of your thumb when hitching a ride into town from the trail — you’ll stand out. Use it as part of a modular paddle system if you are using a pack raft. It could be the grip end of a paddle.

    • Dave May 16, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      These are some fantastic ideas. Thanks for your creativity!!

  2. H'ard May 14, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Use it as a chock stone to secure guidelines in a rocky tent location.

  3. Walter Underwood May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Thread your bear bag rope through it and use it as a handle to pull on the rope.

    Might make a decent deadman anchor in snow.

  4. Chris Zeller May 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks for sharing and great idea. On the other hand, I usually just put a small rock in the palm of my hand to do this. This way you could also use it as a hammer if the ground is really tough.

    A loop of guyline is used to remove the pegs.

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