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    Question sand spikes?

    Anyone have any suggestion on how I might spike out a bipod hammock stand in deep loose sand?

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    Hanging in Sand Without Trees

    Search Hodad in Gallery. Here is one idea:


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    We make our sand stakes out of 3 inch angle aluminum from Lowes. They need to be about 18 inches long. We cut a 45 degree with a chop saw in one end and drill a hole in the other to tie off to. it's a good idea to sand the finished product. When using cover exposed end to prevent injury.

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    Deadman stake is what I have used it works well
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    Deadmen or parachute stakes. Take your stake, bury it sideways in the sand as deep as you think you need to for a deadman stake. Parachute stakes work the same way but are a piece of fabric that you bury (looks like a parachute...go figure).

    Hope it helps!
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    Toughstake looks like its designed just for that.
    http://www.toughstake.com/
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    Parachute stakes are good other wise look up msr snow flukes. Pricy but will hold. Or you could build a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodad View Post
    We make our sand stakes out of 3 inch angle aluminum from Lowes. They need to be about 18 inches long. We cut a 45 degree with a chop saw in one end and drill a hole in the other to tie off to. it's a good idea to sand the finished product. When using cover exposed end to prevent injury.
    Found our Sand Stakes in the Garage today. They cost about $5 each to make.


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    I used plastic grocery sacks filled with sand, quick, easy and worked really well. Here's my Witch hammock stand on the Outer Banks, NC.


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