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    How many stakes are needed?

    I just got my WBBB and Superfly! I decided to give hammocking another try.

    I want to get a line and stake set together to keep everything organized until I develop a system that works for me.

    How many stakes are need for the hammock and fly?

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    i usually take 8. 2 for the hammock pullouts, 1 for each superfly corner (I'll then string the door tie outs over to the corner tie stake if I'm using them). One stake for each side of the tarp on the pullouts (the two pullouts to to the same stake).

    I'm a light weight backpacker so that works best for me. If weight wasn't a concern I'd probably go for 10 or 12.
    Last edited by breyman; 01-13-2013 at 22:22.
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    I run 12 for that setup. This allows me to peg each of the doors out so i can close them up or have them a little open for venting.

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    I've only used mine once but I used 8 stakes. I did not use the pullouts, it worked but the extra room from them would have been nice. I let my friend use my other 4 because the ground was so loose his short stakes did nothing.

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    4 - bare minimum for the tarp with the doors either secured to the opposite corner or on the same side.

    6 - as above plus two for the hammock.

    8 - as above plus one per side for the side tie outs to provide more room under the tarp.

    10 - as above plus one per end to secure the doors partially open.

    12 - you can do all the tie outs

    How many you take depends on whether you can take advantage of natural anchor points and on whether you are weight conscious or not.
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    Stakes? The only ones I think are necessary are of the ribeye variety.

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    I carry 10. Every camp is unique terrain, wind, rain, dew, bushes or trees to tie to. I use what I need to set desired option, most times (with SuperFly and BlackBird) use 6 with SuperFly in porch mode.
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    If it is windy I use more stakes than when it is calm. It also depends on if I set it up in porch mode or not.

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    Thanks for the help folks.

    Weight is not an issue................Unless we are talking about my ever expanding beer belly!

    At this point, I will only be hammocking in the wooded lot that is my backyard. If I get into more hiking and overnighting, I may be a bit more concerned.

    I just ordered a set of 8 MSR Groundhog Stakes to supplement my 6 DAC stakes that I used with my tent.

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    I'm in agreement with Bubba's analysis. I usually carry 8. With 6 I can do the corners and one on each side for hammock and both tie outs if I had to.

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