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    Mix and match guy myself - groundhogs, ti round-eyes from Lawson equipment, some shepherd hooks, needles (whatever hits my fancy!).
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    Living and doing most of my playing here in the Rocky Mountains, the stakes that bend easily, or kind of easily, get removed from the list in a hurry. For that matter, I usually bend at least one Groundhog for every 3-4 camp sites. Stupid rocks!

    Nice write-up Pan! Stake selection can be a daunting part of our hobby. Hope this helps some of the stake-challenged out there from amassing the stake collection some of us have in our gear storage.
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    Lately I've been trying to use Ti shepherd hooks, like all the cool kids. But agree that having some Y's or V's as backup is needed. There's just no one size fits all solution.
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    Had some lousy alu ones with a DD tarp, they really are useless.

    Normally I just use sticks or trees, lately toying with stainless chopsticks. Ran into them, for € 0,30 a piece and 9 gram worth a try....

    Always worried with international flight and carry on: stakes are okay I read on US websites, UK a big no no, Dutch and other websites not clear so will find out soon.... I just have my mind set on carry on (several different non ham mocking reasons)...

    Thanks for some more info on pegs anyway!

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    My Nemo Losi 3P tent that I bought about three years ago came with a set of eight "X" style stakes that are lighter than groundhogs, and haven't even flinched when I've hammered them at full strength into very stoney creekside soil. The tops are battered but they are still straight and true. I tried to buy more, but they've switched out styles. Honestly, I usually only take three anyway as I have one Evernew Ti "V" stake I use as a trowel in my toiletries kit. I often end up tying off to some type of root or branch or making a "deadman" in between some rocks anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I swap between a few too, ti v stakes most of the time but also ally 9" beasts if it's going to be soft ground.
    AHhhh! Ti is like kryptonite to my wallet! Every time I see some I MUST HAVE IT

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    Nice article, but you missed the easton stakes, I would guess that the hold as a V or Y stake. the 7075 T9 aluminum has the same strength as titanium by weight. at .35 to .5 oz (6-8") they are tuff and will not bend.

    All stakes are good it all depends on the ground condition what you will need.
    I normally use Easton and V shaped stakes, will work where I normally hang.

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    I finally had to make some pegs.

    Had some Ti alloy 1/4" rods left over from another project. That stuff is so hard even the carborundum wheel had trouble with it.

    Cut some 6" lengths and sharpened one end. Now when I get some place with ground hard as rocks (or actual rocks), I pull out one of these, pound into whatever passes for ground, pull and insert a different peg into the hole. I have actually split a rock or two with one of these pegs. I swear I don't think it even scratch the peg. Not the lightest peg around, but for the use and strength, it is the lightest available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    I finally had to make some pegs.

    Had some Ti alloy 1/4" rods left over from another project. That stuff is so hard even the carborundum wheel had trouble with it.

    Cut some 6" lengths and sharpened one end. Now when I get some place with ground hard as rocks (or actual rocks), I pull out one of these, pound into whatever passes for ground, pull and insert a different peg into the hole. I have actually split a rock or two with one of these pegs. I swear I don't think it even scratch the peg. Not the lightest peg around, but for the use and strength, it is the lightest available.
    Sounds like great, what does something like that wind up weight wise?

    David

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