Originally Posted by skippy
No, Mine did not come with any. I always carry 6 stakes with me. 4 to stake the fly, and 2 for the tabs on the head end to give you more room for your shoulders. You don't have to use them if you have some trees or bushes nearby but I always have them with me just in case
what tabs are you talking about on head end?
4 stakes are about all you need or should I say that it's all I have used on mine.
oh this is now an edit I know which ones you are speaking of the real reason those are there are to use if you can not find a place to hang you can lay the hammock on the ground and stake it out with a small guyline to a stake or sheapards hooks, and use hikeing poles to hold the head and foot end up.
I have set it up like that twice just to make sure I can do it incase I should ever need too. Make sure that you use some kind of footprint before you lay it out on the
I have in the past known people who use it like you do to help with the sway and to spread it out some but the main reason is for the above.