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    Shepherd Hook Titanium Stakes

    I am looking for new stakes.

    My question is:

    Are the Shepherd Hook Titanium Stakes strong enough to use as my primary stakes on my OMW Tarp? Do they bend easy?

    Or do you suggest the Tri-Stakes? I previously used the HF Tri-Stakes on my BMJ Tarp.


    I am considering ZPack Shepherd Hook Titanium Stakes @ 5.7 grams each

    or

    Wilderness Logics Ultralite Y Stakes @ 12 grams each


    I am open to other brands/styles also. Please let me know.

    Thanks !
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    I cary a variety of styles and use the style that holds the best in the soil i have at camp on the windward side, and the others on the leeward side thats how I avoid bringing the wrong stakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9civichatch3 View Post
    Are the Shepherd Hook Titanium Stakes strong enough to use as my primary stakes on my OMW Tarp? Do they bend easy?
    They're strong enough for tarp use, regardless of the brand. I prefer them most of the time myself.

    They don't always work as well in really soft or soggy soil, though. It can help to put a rock or log on top of the stake in those conditions.
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    I use the Ti shepherd hooks most of the time. The have held good for in some pretty windy setups.
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    Thank you. I will get 6 Titanium Shepherd Hook Stakes and 4 Tri-Stakes. JIC !
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    They're strong enough for tarp use, regardless of the brand. I prefer them most of the time myself.

    They don't always work as well in really soft or soggy soil, though. It can help to put a rock or log on top of the stake in those conditions.
    I agree with the Sparrow. Additionally, often I will "mix" my gear, be it stakes, straps, whatever, and not take all of the same kind. I feel this gives me greater flexibility. So I might take mostly Ti stakes and one or two other kind, just for the reason Sparrow mentions. Also, another kind of stake can be used for digging (such as a cat hole) and is multi-function.

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    I have had great luck with my shepherd hooks but do mix with my groundhogs here and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    They're strong enough for tarp use, regardless of the brand. I prefer them most of the time myself.

    They don't always work as well in really soft or soggy soil, though. It can help to put a rock or log on top of the stake in those conditions.

    +1

    I sometimes mix my stakes with the Vargo Outdoors "Ascent" Titanium Snow Stakes from Z-Packs (use the sheppard's for the doors and Ascents for main tie outs) for me it mostly depends on the weather (wind mostly) and soil!
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