Originally Posted by gargoyle
I believe crackedup is referring to something like this. (I had my coffee)
Instead of being a 90* angle to the plate, the pole attachment would follow the angle of your main supports.
Making the connection loose, as c-u mentioned, would allow for varying angles caused by terrain.
The baseplate would prevent the stand from sinking into most loose soils.
Dutch will make you one from titanium.
If using a plate like this one, you could also carry 4 extra stakes, 2 on each plate, to keep it from slipping. Then you would not need the rope at the bottom. Just a thought.