Went for a family car camping trip last weekend and got to test my new stakes out. Spent 3 days, 2 nights at Fortescue bay in the Tasman national park. I will post a trip report later on.
The stakes worked great, although the soil was a sandy type I had to use my foot to stamp one of them in with no ill effects. The second night was quite gusty but the stakes did not budge which is nice to know as the superfly certainly has a whole lot of surface area. I gotta say I am really happy with them.
Originally Posted by Chris K
I like the MSR Groundhogs...and the Mini Groundhogs...but for just a little bit more you can get similar stakes from the HammockForums store. The sell for $2.49 a pair...so 10 would be $12.50 or so. I just ordered 6 and don't mind paying a bit extra if it will help keep this hammockforums website running that much longer.
Hey Chris, of all the places I checked out stakes,I didn't think of this site...
Originally Posted by zukiguy
I have several of the Coghlans variety. I think they were around $4/4pk. They work great in the FL sandy soil but I did finally bend one a bit trying to cram it into the ground with my boot sole. Luckily, I just bent it back into shape and it's basically good as new.
We don't get that brand down here.
I tried the Chinese even cheaper e-bay version in a bright blue. Believe it or not that color is very hard to lose in the forest duff. The gold color disappears into the leaves almost instantly. Better put a piece of brightly colored string on there (reflective is better) or the stakes might vanish on you.
I think due to the fact we don't have the same sort of leaf litter in Australia the gold colour seemed to stand out, which is nice.
Originally Posted by prob
Agreed! Seriously, eBay or Wal-Mart, your money goes to China either way.
Does anyone know where MSR stakes are made? I kinda assumed they were made in Asia.