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    Ti hooks for me, I can normally find some good sized rocks to hold them down when more hold is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    Sounds like great, what does something like that wind up weight wise?

    David
    Mine are 0.70 oz and 0.71 oz.

    Heavier than some and less than others

    But then they are indestructible and will last for many generations.
    Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

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    I'm loving my MSR Groundhogs..... I haven't had one problem yet with them. I'm very hard on my equipment, and I should have bent some up by now, but I haven't.

    Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    Wow. I cannot believe I am the only person who doesn't carry pegs at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    Wow. I cannot believe I am the only person who doesn't carry pegs at all.
    I stopped after you showed me the way. Bringing them on our last trip only reiterated that. A few good sticks are never far away in the adirondacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    Wow. I cannot believe I am the only person who doesn't carry pegs at all.
    I've tried a variety of pegs and concluded that there are always sticks around that hold just as well, and add zero weight to my pack.
    "I keep telling myself that if I make perfect seams, nobody will believe that I made it... " -JohnSawyer

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    But what about frozen water?

    With winter seemingly over in most of the U.S. I suppose I'm a bit of a Johnny-come-lately on winter tent pegs for camping on a frozen lake of even on frozen ground. We do an annual BWCA winter trip and this year the weather was predicted to go to -20 F. and I simply don't have the right UQ to handle that in my hammock...so we took my TeePee. I went to my local Ace and got some 4 in. long 1/4" GRK self-drilling screws with flanged washer type heads and hex bolt like drive heads. I also brought along a speed wrench (think good ol' brace and bit) fitted with a 1/4inch socket so I could use a spade wood bit to auger a hole into the ice so the self drilling screws wouldn't just crack and pop the ice out as they screwed their way into the ice. I tested all of this stuff on the frozen river that runs thru our property before we left.

    I also needed to cable out my dog sled team, so here's what I did. I took some 3/8" lag bolts about 6 inches long and used a metal cutting blade in my 4.5" grinder to cut a slot across the threads on the lags so they would cut their way into the ice. Then I welded onto the hex heads some threaded chain repair couplings so I could connect and disconnect the cable leads that I hook to the dogs. They will chew thru anything less and be gone!

    Both "staking strategies" worked really well and none pulled out. In fact, when we broke camp we actually broke off a couple of the 3/8ths lags in the ice. The grooves that I cut in the threads most have filled with water from the sun shining on the metal and they were completely frozen in. Hope this helps some of you next winter!

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    I am with Duct Tape on this one-I have camped with tarps for years both on the ground and lately with hammock and never brought stakes. A little ingenuity saves a little weight and I have never had any trouble with finding what I need on site.

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    I use the alum. nails for gutters. Cheap, light, and strong. Also, easily found in the local hardware store if you don't life near an REI.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    I make my own ..

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