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    Stake caddy

    Tired of holes in your stake bag? Use a piece of PVC pipe longer than the stakes! But, you’ll need a top. Here’s one with the bottom of a copper tone sun screen bottle and shock cords. 6 stakes and the caddy = 6 oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tight-wad View Post
    Tired of holes in your stake bag? Use a piece of PVC pipe longer than the stakes! But, you’ll need a top. Here’s one with the bottom of a copper tone sun screen bottle and shock cords. 6 stakes and the caddy = 6 oz.
    For the ends, why not just use PVC caps? They only cost like 5 cents. You could glue one of the caps on one end so it would be a permanent 'bottom', and just lightly sand the other end of the pipe so the cap would slide on/off easily.

    BTW, good idea tight-wad.

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    I'd drill a bunch of wholes in the shaft to save weight, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    For the ends, why not just use PVC caps?
    My stakes have a hook on the end that keeps them from going all the way through. Just make the tube longer than the stakes. These hooks prevent the use of a regular round cap. I coulda made a trip to Home Depot looking for a cap for a larger diameter pipe (this is made from 3/4" PVC) that would fit over the hooks, but I saw the almost empty copper tone bottle and figured what the hey.

    Yeah, holes all over will save some grams in weight.

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    i like the shock cord cap idea.
    i made something to hold stakes out of plastic from a 2 liter drink bottle.
    tough stuff... & light weight.
    i also carry my long handled spoon & a straw for the inflatable pillow in the same stake holder. they are all kinda long & need to be in a protected place, so they live together
    here's a similar one that i made out of the plastic that a dry bag came in, but it's not holding up as well as the one made from drink bottle plastic.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/PB260066.JPG
    the stove wind screen rides in a cut off water bottle w/ the stake holder in the middle.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/PB260071.JPG
    light weight & user friendly for hammock life<g>. ...tim
    Last edited by slowhike; 05-21-2007 at 19:57.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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