ill send you 6 gutter spikes.
It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.
Another vote for MSR Ground Hogs. I think I've tried almost every imaginable type of stake but the Ground Hogs are the only ones I've found that consistently hold in any type of terrain. Although I've slightly bent a few over the years; you have to try really hard to do so. Gutter Nails work too, but the Ground Hogs are smaller and lighter.
For lighter duty where not as much "hold" is needed (for example, the pullout on my hammock), I use MSR Needle Stakes. They're smaller and lighter than the Ground Hogs but I've not had one bend yet when hammered into the earth.
The road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.
-Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring
I have the groundhog type and they work fine. I am now using either the Vargo Titanium stakes or the sheperd hook titanium from Lawson Equipment.
"We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop hiking."
-- Finis Mitchell,
I just got some TI stakes from Papa Smurf that i can't wait to try out. They are replacing some stainless steel ones I've been using from my tent. Theses things are tiny and light
If you don't try due to fear of failure you've already failed due to fear.
I have a few different stakes and go between them as I feel. I like my Groundhogs - they seem to hold everywhere - but am also a big fan of Lawson Equipments Ti-eye stakes he had a while back. I also paint mine blue since it seems to be the best colour to stand out especially in fall.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
- Bob Marley
I use a mix of MSR Groundhogs and titanium shephard's hook.
"There are places in this world that are neither here nor there, neither up nor down, neither real nor imaginary. These are the in-between places, difficult to find and even more challenging to sustain." - Thomas Moore