Originally Posted by hammock engineer
Looks like the golite Y stakes I use. Same concept on all of them. A Y shape for strength. I only had issues when I hammered them into the ground last winter for my sub-zero hang. I broke one of them when I tried to pull it out (with pliers). After that I left them in until the snow melted. No signs of rust after a few weeks in the ground though.
I broke one of those too, at Mt. Rogers (not sub-zero). It broke as I tried to pull it out of the ground. I kicked at it to loosen it up, and it broke off at the ground level. The rest of the stakes came out ok, and the Outfitter I bought the stakes from replaced the stake for free.