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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosef View Post
    I went years without tent stakes, I just tied off to another tree or found a rock. I broke down this year and bought 2 stakes though just to save the time of having to find rocks or deal with a less than ideal set up to save what was really just a few ounces.
    So what kind of stakes did you get? I saw some metal ones at Walmart, but they sure felt heavy. They had some plastic ones, but I wondered if they would break easily.

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    plastic stakes are best for sand- their strength to weight ratio is not worth the energy to carry; and in any setting other than beach need a hammer to drive them in- more weight..YMMV of course...but all my exp with the yellow plastic stakes had been bad. KM
    PS- Yes the plastic ones break a lot.

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    if the ground is so hard you cant get a stake in, you can tie the cord to the middle of it, place it on teh ground and just stick a big rock on top of the cord right on the tarp side of the rock. works well.

    I use stakes from alpkit here in england an they have several different types - some very hard, sharp ones which are excellent for hard ground. I just whack them in with the back of the axe head.

    for snow, same principle as the first paragraphy, but use a big stick and bury it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgustaf249 View Post
    So what kind of stakes did you get? I saw some metal ones at Walmart, but they sure felt heavy. They had some plastic ones, but I wondered if they would break easily.
    Sorry for the late reply, I went with MSR ground hog tent stakes, they weigh less than an ounce and were 1.95 each.

    http://www.rei.com/product/682543

    They work well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosef View Post
    Sorry for the late reply, I went with MSR ground hog tent stakes, they weigh less than an ounce and were 1.95 each.

    http://www.rei.com/product/682543

    They work well for me.
    Backwoods Daydreamer has some blue groundhog clones on sale, buy 4 get 1 free. I like blue - so I bought 8 and got 10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    Backwoods Daydreamer has some blue groundhog clones on sale, buy 4 get 1 free. I like blue - so I bought 8 and got 10!
    You can also get Orange ones that say HammockForums from the HF Store. I've gotten a bunch and they're great!
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