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    Hammock stakes

    This has probably been talked about before but how does everyone carry
    there hammock stakes so they don't do any damage to your stuff?
    Like holes.

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    I have a little nylon bag that came with an old tent to hold the stakes for my hammock and tarp. It weighs almost nothing and it keeps my stuff from getting ripped, so I think it is a necessary extra item.
    oldgringo's reply to my worrying about owning extra hammocks:

    How many pairs of underwear do you own? Do you refer to them as "extras", simply because you're not wearing all of them as we speak?

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    I made a little pouch from the Tyvek packaging that Macintyre sent me full of Insultex.
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    I use a gallon zip-lock bag to hold my stakes (for both the hammock and tarp) and extra line. I keep it in an external pocket on my pack for quick setup.

    The zip-lock weighs practically nothing and is cheaply replaced when it eventually wears out.
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    I use titanium shepherd's hooks which are thin and sharp. I stick the sharp ends in a wine cork, and can usually get all six in one cork.

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    I have a little nylon stuff sack to carry my stakes in.
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    I was digging through and old box of stuff and found a Crown Royal bag from my younger days. It is just the right size for my shepard hook stakes and extra cord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    I have a little nylon bag that came with an old tent to hold the stakes for my hammock and tarp. It weighs almost nothing and it keeps my stuff from getting ripped, so I think it is a necessary extra item.
    Same here.

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    i use:
    http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/33
    reinforced base gives me peace of mind

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    I keep a 12" square of camp towel for drying off the tarp when I pack up. Then I roll the stakes in it, fasten with small bungee loops, and put it in my dog's pack, which is pretty rugged. That's for the big tarp that uses a bunch of stakes. The smaller tarp only has one tieout on each side, and there's a stake pocket that doubles as reinforcement sewn into the hem at the tieout point. No punctures to the tarp so far after several years use. When I pull the snakesin over the tarp I can feel where the two stake pockets are as I fold the packed tarp into a bundle, so I avoid pulling it tight against the stakes. Stake pockets have small pack cloth reinforcement at the ends.

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