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Tent Stakes

Postby ohioguy » Sun May 25, 2014 12:07 pm

Did a search on this site and came up with this stake


We got a new tent that is not free standing and uses trekking poles.
The stakes we have are the cheap, easy, bendable ones. I had trouble putting in stakes at
GRN and FIF last year so we went without, but with this year at HOL and BOL are we going to have
any issue's ??

Anyone have any opinions here ?
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Re: Tent Stakes

Postby orin » Sun May 25, 2014 12:39 pm

My Mountain Hardware tent came with similar stakes. Due to their hard aluminum and triangular cross section they are very stiff and have withstood repeated pounding into rocky ground without bending. They do have a larger cross sectional area than a skewer-type stake which makes them harder to drive into really rocky ground. I've used them at all 4 of the sites you mention and recall no problems, but my tent is free standing aind I stake it out mostly to keep it from blowing away.
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Re: Tent Stakes

Postby Jay w » Sun May 25, 2014 8:40 pm

I used those stakes last year at HOL and BOU and had no problems. My tent is not free-standing (and older than dirt).

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Re: Tent Stakes

Postby paul » Tue May 27, 2014 7:52 am

I remember that I had a hard time getting my stakes out of the ground at Boulder Pass a couple of years ago.
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