Originally Posted by ice fisher
I bought some 6" lag bolts, put 'em on the grinder to make a sharp point, and they work great. I predrilled a hole on the inside corners of the shanty. I use a large round washer at the base and then hammer in the lag bolts. When I'm ready to leave, I just use a speed ratchet to zip the lag bolts out of the ice. This anchor system has kept my shelter secure in some very fierce winds.
Yeah, but does it hold in the winds at Jefferson? I guess it does,.we're still alive today!
It also doesn't hurt,..to secure one's shanty to a snowmobile. Or in the case of Rad and jclay,..simply go to shore, and grab some 20 pound boulders, to secure the shanty.