I just spent a few minutes rereading this thread, and had an idea....
One big problem with stakes... during removal from the ground occasionally they become projectiles, (am I the only one who has yanked up the stake and had it fly thru the woods, never to be found?)
So now with the stake firmly held by this method, it seems to me the stake won't shoot back and hit me in the face
I'll need to test my yet confirmed theory, but it seems plausible.
SC, its been a real entertaining topic, chopstick and elastic, I mean how much can a guy eat with one chopstick?
No wonder you had to eat slugs.
I hereby re-name you.. you will never again be known as stormcrow.
Everyone, I would like to introduce Single Chopstick. or sarcastic chap, or slug chomper.....