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    +1 on the buried stick.

    Sometimes there is no snow and the ground is frozen. The only thing that works is tying to a log or rock. You will have to move them to your location.

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    Has anyone had any experience with Vargo Outdoors "Ascent" Titanium Snow Stakes http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/stakes.shtml Have some and thinking about using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girotogo View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with Vargo Outdoors "Ascent" Titanium Snow Stakes http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/stakes.shtml Have some and thinking about using them.
    Those are very nice stakes..... BUT

    The biggest problem you will have with any stake in the ground in the winter is getting it out.

    Once they freeze in they usually get bent getting them out.
    In winter if I have to use stakes I use gutter spikes.
    When I bend them, or just cannot get one out of the ground I don't feel so bad when I lose it.
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    TZ brings up a good point about stakes getting stuck in frozen ground. For a while I haven't brought stakes with me even in the summer. I just grab a few sticks, and use my knife to make some in a few seconds. There are a few campsites deep in the adirondacks where my stick-stakes are still in the ground Of course they are buried under leaf litter, but since they are in the perfect spot, easy to find.

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    I bought these SMC T-Anchors to use in sand, but they worked great in snow also.
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    Hei,

    This is what I used last weekend.

    - A 150mm nail

    The ground is frosen down to 60-80cm and the nails bend when I hit them down.

    - So obviously I have to find some better way.

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