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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasHammock View Post
    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.
    I have to concur. Last week in Linville Gorge I only used 1 peg (a gutter nail). The rest of my lines were tied off to trees, roots, and I even drug a log over & tied off to that. Prob. could have done the same for where I used that single peg.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    I use 1/2" dia rebar about 12" long
    Those and the 3 lb mini sledge i carry never has a problem with rocks...
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    Ive been packin way too many...between a 4s tarp and a BB your looking at 10! Ive been experimenting wit lighter configurations...ti hools, groundhogs etc. Think Ill go back to 4 groundhog style and try out the "stick movement"
    Last edited by 2Tall; 04-01-2012 at 16:53.
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    Currently use a mix of GroundHogs and AL shepherd hook stakes. I've bent/broken two groundhogs and bent a couple shepherd hook stakes over the years. I've also whittled my own from sticks when I've forgot to bring mine and it worked just fine.

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    I have to agree with this. In as much as your personal opinion would still be the major force in choosing which to get, the ground conditions will still be important to consider when thinking about getting the best peg you are going to use.

    In as much as you would always want them portable, there are just times that you would have to go with the one that will hold strength the most, or the strongest.

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    Black Wolf - what did you do to make those? Very sweet looking.

    You always want to have a variety at home and take the best for the situation, i.e. snow versus dirt.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    I make my own ..

    Those are nice looking. I also make my own, but they are not as sophisticated as yours. I purchase 1/8" steel rods from home depot and cut them to 7" lengths. Place a 90 degree bend 1" in from one end and then file the other end to as near as a point as I can. They weigh about 0.5 ounces each. So far I have not had any issues with them. Although I have not had to deal with hard ground.

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    I love my groundhogs as well but I've also seen these at MLH Wilderness and think that they might be a nice light option. They sell them in bundles of 4 or 25. I've bought the line locs from them and consider them reliable sellers.

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    MSR groundhog's get my vote. Heavy? Yes. Tough? Indeed. In a rush to get my tarp up on a cold, windy night I became very frustrated not being able to drive my last peg. Thinking i was hitting a rock or other buried something or other, I grabbed the biggest, nastiest rock I could find and proceded to beat the snot out of it. Thinking to myself that the peg would work around whatever it was or said object would displace in the soil. I eventually got it driven and had a great night in the ole' HH.

    The next morning I realized I had spent my time driving my stake into a 6" diameter root! Believe me it was much, much harder to yank that sucker out! When it did finally come free, there was essentially zero damage other than some scuffing of the pretty red anodizing. That rock was in the 8-10lb range and the root was a toughie. A winner in my book!

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    Gotta add that as many of you have said, I often use 1-2 or 0 pegs because I can usually tie off to trees, roots etc. Craftiness seems to shed pounds faster than $$$ sometimes.

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