Thanks that was very helpful!
Im thinking about buying some carbon core stakes they weigh .2 ounces per stake according to website.
I am the all-singing, all-dancing crap of this world.... I am the toxic waste by-product of God's creation. ~Chuck Palahniuk,
Thought I would just mention I ordered 10 "groundhog" type stakes off Ebay awhile ago. They are stated as being a aluminum alloy and they were $7.00 including delivery from China!
Anyone have any experience with them?
I will follow up with a review when they turn up.
Aluminium gutter nails have been mentioned and they work fine but fragile if the ground is rocky or frozen.
A 7" ring nail, pole barn nail, high tensile, works for me in any seasons all terain even sand or deep soft snow.
I always carry a small vise grip to use on other things and to pull the ring nails.
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In snow I just take say a 1 meter long dead branch, tie the guy line to the middle and bury it in snow. It won't come out unless I want it to.
No need to haul stakes.