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#90669 - 02/19/08 03:12 AM Best Tent Stake For Sand???
bowler1 Offline
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Okay my other post did not get a lot of response so here is a different spin. What do you tihnk is the best tent stake for use in the sand?

I have used the sno-stakes and they are okay but am looking for even more support to use with my Warmlite tent which requires a lot of tension.

I am looking at the Hilleberg snow and sand stakes which are similar but a bit longer.

Also thinking of using MSR Coyote snow pickets which are 24 inches long so they would likely be pretty solid.

I am going to use them for kayak camping so weight and bulk is not so much of an issue.


Matt

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#90670 - 02/19/08 03:53 AM Re: Best Tent Stake For Sand??? [Re: bowler1]
DTape Offline
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Dig a trench and bury a log (or large rock) which you have tied a cord on to. Or fashion a spear to pound into the sand.

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#90671 - 02/19/08 08:21 AM Re: Best Tent Stake For Sand??? [Re: bowler1]
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Fill plastic bags with sand, wrap a cord around them, and bury them - or a stick or sometihing. or tie out to rocks and bushes.
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#90672 - 02/19/08 09:55 AM Re: Best Tent Stake For Sand??? [Re: bowler1]
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SMC snow stakes

OR, for sandy loam forest soil

MSR Groundhog "Y" cross-section stakes

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