Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Thread: tarp stakes

  1. #21
    Syb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Trenton, NJ
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL/DIY
    Tarp
    OES/WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    WB Straps
    Posts
    1,811
    Images
    44
    I grabbed some of Kayak Karl's gutter spikes. I sanded them down smooth, dulled the tip and about half an inch from the nail head, I drilled a hole. I took a continuous loop - your flavor of line - and larks headed it through the drilled hole. They aint going anywhere. These are all I use and work very well. +1 to painting them orange.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

  2. #22
    Senior Member Lonely Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bolingbrook, IL
    Hammock
    WarbonnetBlackbird
    Tarp
    Olive Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubat Dempsey TQ
    Suspension
    Stock Webbing
    Posts
    1,516
    Orange disappears during the fall, I like my stakes to be BLUE.

  3. #23
    hppyfngy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Crozet, Virginia
    Hammock
    The one in the van
    Tarp
    CamoHexMonster
    Insulation
    Fluff
    Suspension
    Flying Trapeze
    Posts
    3,317
    Images
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by BurningCedar View Post
    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.

    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.
    This is what I do as well. Also use MSR V stakes. The needles hold remarkably well.
    Caution: Happy Fun Guy may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
    If Happy Fun Guy begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.
    Do not taunt Happy Fun Guy. - Randy

    TDStand Instructions

    TDStand Disclaimer! I'm Not Kidding!

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    tacoma wa.
    Posts
    306
    i'm suprised that no one has said "it depends on the conditions you'll be useing 'em in"

  5. #25
    hppyfngy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Crozet, Virginia
    Hammock
    The one in the van
    Tarp
    CamoHexMonster
    Insulation
    Fluff
    Suspension
    Flying Trapeze
    Posts
    3,317
    Images
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by the_gr8t_waldo View Post
    i'm suprised that no one has said "it depends on the conditions you'll be useing 'em in"
    Somebody did. Hey it was you!
    Caution: Happy Fun Guy may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
    If Happy Fun Guy begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.
    Do not taunt Happy Fun Guy. - Randy

    TDStand Instructions

    TDStand Disclaimer! I'm Not Kidding!

  6. #26
    Senior Member plaunius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    flowood, ms
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL/Speer/Clark
    Tarp
    SpeerWT/HG Custom
    Insulation
    HGear UQ &TQs
    Suspension
    Whoopies/SShackles
    Posts
    414
    I have a set of the blue Easton Aluminum stakes and like them. (The blue are the smaller ones)

  7. #27
    gunner76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Beaufort, NC
    Hammock
    Blackbird 1.7 double
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    UGQs ZEPPELIN
    Suspension
    Dutch Clips
    Posts
    7,895
    Images
    39
    I have a variety of stakes that I use depending on the area I am camping in.
    Frosty Butt Hang Jan 2015 .................. Fat Butt Hang April 2015

    neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

  8. #28
    Member aztech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    California
    Hammock
    wbbb dbl 1.1
    Tarp
    MacCat
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    94
    sounds like the groundhogs are a winner. but that offer from kayak karl sounds tempting, do the gutter spikes hold good in most soil, sorft and hard?

  9. #29
    kayak karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    South, South Jersey
    Posts
    3,345
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by ldcakes View Post
    Good offer!
    idcakes, going to the fall rats?

    to others, that offer was to the OP. i only have 12 left.
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

  10. #30
    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Peterborough,UK
    Hammock
    DIY Pertex
    Tarp
    DIY with doors on
    Insulation
    Down and synthetic
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    1,339
    Mountainfitter 7" Ti stakes, painted in blue acrylic paint.

    I carry bigger flouro yellow V-style alu stakes for windy conditions, not sure of the make but they are 12g each and have held my tarp soundly in some fun weather.

Similar Threads

  1. tarp stakes
    By cbsinnett in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 08-31-2014, 11:14
  2. what to do with tarp stakes
    By gps4 in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-03-2014, 00:43
  3. Tarp Stakes
    By cherring in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-03-2013, 06:50
  4. Tarp Stakes
    By Naeblis in forum OES Tarps
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 06-19-2013, 20:46
  5. Tarp Stakes
    By markr6 in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 18:38

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •