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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    I've made a "stake wallet" out of corrugated board, (just cut some off of a box lid about the lentgh of your stakes and wide enough for all your stakes). Slide the stakes into the corrugation to keep the points from stabbing your other gear and done. I also wrapped it in Duct tape to strengthen it a bit.
    Was going to mention this to Rev, another one of those tips that I can't remember where I found it. When I read it the first time I thought about the corruated plastic roadside signs. Possibly a little more durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Was going to mention this to Rev, another one of those tips that I can't remember where I found it. When I read it the first time I thought about the corruated plastic roadside signs. Possibly a little more durable.
    Old political campaign yard signs would be a source too. Good idea to go plastic. Could still wrap with duct tape but the tape would be removable for a second use if needed.

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    I use a freezer bag wrapped in duct tape for reinforcement. It seems to work well so far.

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    Rei

    If you are not into DIY, and are so disposed, REI has a stale bag for $5.50 and Y-stakes for $1.00 each.

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    We made up a bunch of bags this spring from dynema gridstop fabric in plans to send them out with the stakes we had on order that were supposed to get here months ago. Still waiting on the stakes and have a pile of bags sitting here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Thank you Dave, for the reminder that in the realm of recycling commercial packaging into DIY gear that there is a nobler cause than emptying Dutch beer cans for pots.

    Note to self, trash the corrugated stuff and acquire some velvet stake sacks.

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    I have a Crown bag and a Blanton's bag (which is brown), both of which I am not using. Could be persuaded to mail them to someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olzeke View Post
    I have a Crown bag and a Blanton's bag (which is brown), both of which I am not using. Could be persuaded to mail them to someone.
    since i dont drink, thatd work out...lol.

    anyone here know the difference in the REI TRI-STAKES and MSR Groundhogs aside from color? is red color and string really worth $.85 each?
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    If I was going to buy new stakes, I'd buy these. They work well in dirt, snow, sand, and as a cat hole digger.

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