+1 to Duct Tape. I stopped using stakes a few years ago and have yet to be in a place that didn't have a stick or rock to tie onto. The pullouts get tied to my DIY trekking poles.
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i carry 1 peg, maybe (big maybe) 2. i do my best to never use it, preferring to find the *perfectly snobbish* tie-down rocks.... or.... anything remotely adequate.
I have the MSR groundhogs. Overall I love them, but was thinking about switching to Ti stakes for the weight. How durable are they? My concern is trying to use them when the ground is pretty tough.
I carry MSR groundHogs. Usually 4. And when in the mountains 2 of the good old fashioned 10" steel stakes. Heavy but will pound thru rocks or ground that laughs at lighter pegs. Also handy for deadman ties tween rocks or closeset trees.
Not gonna lie, I use old school big yellow stakes. So far I've done mostly car camping or camping on the beach. Weight isn't an issue for me and I have no worries about pounding them deep into the ground for a good hold past the loose sand. That, and I inherited all them when my dad got rid of camping gear from the 70's and 80's. I have an old army bag with probably 20+ stakes lying in my garage lol.... This is what happens when you hear camping gear being given away and you just say sure without looking!
I use aluminum gutter nails,light ,if they get bent straighten W/vise.Most of the time yoy can press them in W/shoe toe.
I carry a mix of MSR groundhogs and ti shepherds. In the BWCA it gets near impossible to get anything into the granite cracks other than ti shepherds. In piney duff Dolly Sodds the groundhogs are the best. Not to much of a weight penalty and I still remain really light.
I went trough my stakes a week or two back. About half of the collection was found while camping. I probably had around 50. I ran a nagnet through and tosses everything that stuck. Great article, thanks.