I have had the Kelty nobendium stakes bend. I sent them back and got new ones only to have them bend again.
The groundhog stakes (red ones) that was mentioned above is probably one of the better stakes for not bending.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
I did a little searching and it seems I am using the Sierra Designs Y-peg.
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett
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I got 6 free one yr as a Christmas ornament. If you wrap a silver pipe cleaner around them you can use it to decorate your Christmas Tree like an icicle.
I got an REI gift card recently and bought the titanium nails mentioned in the first message. Prolly wouldn't have bought them with my own, hard earned cash. I've used them once (pretty rocky soil) with no evidence of damage.
The titanium nail pegs are very good - durable. You really only need one or 2 and then another Ti or Al stake. If the ground is really hard or rocky, just pound the Ti nail into the ground and immediately extract. Then push the smaller Ti or Al peg in the hole. Saves abusing the smaller stakes.
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.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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