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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutEhCuss View Post
    I'm thinking about just using a spare whole tent peg - mine are painted (metallic red) gutter nails. Gutter nails are super light.
    observation : gutter nails are long and have a sharp end. Used as marlin spike on suspensions they are often directing their business end horizontally into the air at face level. Same is true of any ordinary tent stake.

    draw your own conclusions.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Same is true of any ordinary tent stake ... draw your own conclusions.....
    Case in point!
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    looks great! I made a set the very same with a peg I found when I was camping. They look and work great. I drilled a small hole in one end to attach a small line to my webbing so I dont lose them .
    Last edited by myles to go; 02-24-2010 at 11:26.

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    I use a small carabiner in my marlin spike hitch. It won't take your eye out, and you can hang stuff from it.

    Also, if you are wanting to use a cut aluminum arrow shaft for a toggle, you may be able to get them for free. When an archery shop custom cuts its arrows there is usually 3 to 5 inches remaining. These are thrown out most of the time. You might pick up some toggles-to-be for free or near to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmSoda View Post
    I like it, very pretty toggles.

    I wonder what other metal tubes would make good toggles that aren't as expensive as good stakes???
    I used a tent pole repair tube/sleeve that I found at REI...
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    Tent stake toggle

    I use a cheap aluminum tent peg that has been cut, drilled, and attached to my webbing (got the idea from Frawg). Attachment nylon line similar in size to dental floss. Peg is 2.5".
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    If you have any ground dweller friends that have a spare or broken tent pole or yourself?) you can use that, just cut to size needed and buff the edges and your set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    I was in Academy Sports and was eying their cheap aluminum arrows. You could get quite a few spikes out of one arrow. I was looking at the $5.99 ones....
    DUH !!! i have extra busted and bent aluminum and carbon arrows. if anyone uses carbon you should use a high speed fine toothed saw or better yet a cutoff wheel or dremmel tool. a normal saw may work but will probably just splinter the arrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiker_DC View Post
    ...if you are wanting to use a cut aluminum arrow shaft for a toggle, you may be able to get them for free.
    You can get them for free from me.

    Just PM me and I'll put a couple of 3" pieces in the mail them to ya! They fit in a letter sized envelope and take one first class stamp.

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