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    Doesn't get that cold over here, -17C was the coldest I saw on my thermo this winter and -5C is the coldest I've been out hanging, so I don't know how it is when the ground is rock hard. But I just cut my own stakes from deadfall. Snap a branch, sharpen the point, and if I'll be using it for more than a day I'll notch the other end to help keep the cord on. Then I just stamp it into the ground and disgard it when I leave. If I'm going to carry a fixed blade with me might as well have it pull it's weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Nuthin but Ground Hogs for me.
    They get the job done in almost every soil I've found; beaches being the exception.
    What he said...
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    I'm using the groundhogs too. I have bent far too many of the other "needle" variety of stakes. I bring one SMC snow stake which also serves as my cathole trowel.

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    I've bent groundhogs as well last June 2010. Rocky country out in the NY AT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I use these for snow....http://www.rei.com/product/358111
    And these the rest of the time...http://www.rei.com/product/709915
    Shug
    I use exactly what shug does

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    Do you want paper or plastic???

    I use these grocery plastic bags in snow conditions. Filled & buried in snow. Have held as well as sticks buried crossways to line.

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    They are still about a month out from getting here but I have some new stakes on order that have the holding power of the GroundHogg style Y stake at a lower weight. They Are a very high quality V stake, 2 color and length options. Being a V they nest together and take up much less space. I am also looking at some heavy duty needle stakes to stock as well.
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    In the snow I use sticks. Usually able to find enough to set camp.

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    Ground hogs too

    I've gone through fifty different stake types/brands and the MSR Ground hogs have been what i've finally decided on.. they stick in anything, dont warp and the weight isn't really ever an issue.

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