Forgive me mods if there is already a DIY marlin spike thread.
So I have been using some bits of Oak for branch for my marlin spikes. I have been looking at 7-11's for those slurpee straws but I couldn't seem to find them anywhere.
Today I was at REI digging in there metal recycling bins looking for things that are neat and I found a Easton tent stake with with a loose head on it so I took it thinking it would make the perfect marlin spikes for my hammock setup. This is what I did.
(You will need a Sharpe, ruler, Easton tent stake, hack saw, and a file.)
(Measure out two 3" sections and cut them out)
(File the edges smooth)