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    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    I use rusty railroad spikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot Child View Post
    Dearest Cold Butt Stephen,
    Please PM me your address and I will send to you the pair of spikes I have just made for you. They are made from an aluminum arrow shaft and have 2.75mm Black Glow Cord cordage attached for you to secure to your webbing. I picked up a bunch of arrow cut-off's from my local Gander Mtn. and Gargoyle then smoothed the edges and drilled a small hole thru them for the cordage.

    They are very light weight, and the glo cord will help prevent them from being lost.

    The most important thing to remember when selecting your spikes...is that they must be hard enough to prevent compression, which can make them hard to remove, but even though it may be a royal PITA to remove them if they do get compressed it is not impossible.

    Soooo...just PM me your address and I will put them in the mail.

    Happy trails,
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    That is nice Barefoot Child. Good to see people helping out others. Enjoy the spikes Cold Butt Stephen. They work well.
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    i use a boat anchor and a louisville slugger


    i kid i kid - i use trail sticks..
    ...in it for pics.

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    Thanks for the great ideas, everyone. I took Barefoot Child up on the generous offer, so I will be using those for toggles . I love the kindness and generosity here. Truly a rarity on the internet, and really just in general.
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    Senior Member Cold Butt Stephen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekalimist View Post
    i use a boat anchor and a louisville slugger


    i kid i kid - i use trail sticks..
    By the way, the image of this gave me a good laugh. There are probably a ton of interesting hitches you can do with the anchor shape
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    I made a set of togles from a retired arrow shaft, but still prefer my nacrabiners.
    (Not being a gram weeny, the toggles get packed too, just in case!)
    I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

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    I use arrow shafts for my toggles, very light weight and they're even camo!
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    I use the cheap biners like you hang keys on, only a little larger. I can then hang things like stuff sacks, etc. on the gated part of the biner. Works well, dual purpose. Credit Gargoyle with the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
    I took the small aluminum tubes from my repair kit that were meant for tent pole splinting and cut them in half. They are about 3" long by 3/4" diametre.
    I did the same thing. Have worked for many nights this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
    I took the small aluminum tubes from my repair kit that were meant for tent pole splinting and cut them in half. They are about 3" long by 3/4" diametre.
    i use these too... you can buy them at REI for ~.75 each...
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