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    I picked up the generic aluminum Y stakes from REI. Drilled pull cord holes in the heads and painted them blue. They've yet to pull out, bend, or break on me. Had a gutter spike pull out of soggy ground a couple of times, the last put a hole in my tarp. Now those are relegated to backup duty.
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    I got some military surplus aluminum stakes. They really shine in severely rocky ground. Grab a large rock and wail away on 'em. They just smash their way through the rocks, no bending at at all yet. Awful heavy for 8 of them, but worth it, for car camping.

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    I have the red anodized aluminum y-stakes from Warbonnet. I used a rock to pound 4 of them into rocky ground on the back side of Blood Mountain two nights ago. Those titanium ones are expensive, hard to see if you drop one and flimsy. Most decent outfitter stores with have the MSR or knockoff red y-stakes. Plus they are dirt cheap.

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    I have some of the MSR groundhogs, but am currently trying the little shepard hook ti stakes from Lawson. The are working well, but I've got to spray those little suckers some bright neon color! I've been messing with my tarp and keep losing the stakes in the leaves.
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    Re: What stakes do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I have some of the MSR groundhogs, but am currently trying the little shepard hook ti stakes from Lawson. The are working well, but I've got to spray those little suckers some bright neon color! I've been messing with my tarp and keep losing the stakes in the leaves.
    Try some heat shrink, i've read about the paint peeling off easily so I went the heat shrink route and they work great with no chance of losing the coating (although I got pale orange which I need to change to electric blue!).

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    The only "quality" stakes I own are the Eastons that came with my ENO One-Link and USMC Combat Tent. Because I travel mostly by sea kayak or canoe, weight's never been an issue (except on those 500rd+ portages!). I've bought loads of cheap nail-type stakes that are either really heavy, or fail right away. After reading this thread, I just ordered 10 MSR Groundhogs from REI.

    On the beach, however, I just bury a dead-man if there's nothing to tie to. A little more work, but nothing holds in sand like that, not even a Toughstake.

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    I use the WL Y-shaped stakes.

    I just used them in the Grand Canyon. The ground was like cement, and I used a large rock to drive them in. I bent the top on a couple of stakes a bit, but they worked just fine. A couple of them didn't even get all the way in the ground, but they stayed where I left them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    Try some heat shrink, i've read about the paint peeling off easily so I went the heat shrink route and they work great with no chance of losing the coating (although I got pale orange which I need to change to electric blue!).
    I don't think I have a blower hot enough to shrink them.
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    What stakes do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I don't think I have a blower hot enough to shrink them.
    The wife's hair dryer always seemed to work well enough for any heat shrink I have come across so far.

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    Re: What stakes do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    I don't think I have a blower hot enough to shrink them.
    Me neither I never tried the hairdryer like jwright, I just put some alcohol in a dish and done it (carefully) over the flame. I watched a video on youtube of it but can't remember who made it.

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