>> why not just use sticks below tree line? dig, run guy line under stick (perpendicular) bury, stomp, let set, tighten. In the am, just pull your guy cord, leave the stick and move on.
Yes, and I have done just that. Works fine.
But many of my camp sites have been well above the tree line, and what then? I have to allow for that of course.
Also, there is a problem with the 'tighten' bit. UL Spectra string (0.5 mm) does not take knots very well at all. A fixed loop is possible, but not the sort of easily tied and untied knots you would need. Been there ...<<
Yes, of course, above tree line your Ti deadmen seem a superb solution. It would be interesting to look at the weight comparison for using a bit thicker cord - trip tease or similar perhaps, or dare I say P-cord and sticks (assuming below treeline travel) and the 0.5 mm spectra w/ pickets/deadmen. It would not surprise me that you already have these numbers, if so could you share them with us? Thanks! And again, nice work.