youngblood showed me the way he uses stakes & guy lines using the clove line hitch last year at the SEHHA, hot springs camp out.
at first i thought it would be more than i care to mess w/ if i'm tired & cold, but after i practiced forming the clove line hitch & then inserting the stake a few times, it became easy.
matter of fact... it's so easy... a cave man could do it
you can put the stake any where on the guy line you need to, just like that.
and when breaking camp, i slide the stake out of the hitch & it cleans the dirt off the stake in one motion.