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Gregg White
(gewhite) - F

Locale: WA State
Tent Hardwear Protection on 05/09/2008 18:46:22 MDT Print View

Well I just got back from a shopping adventure, I was trying to track down one of those tent stake and hardwear wraps, no luck. However they had the cheapy toothbrush holders, jam those on the ends and voila. Buy as many as you need you will find some leftover as I am sure they will eventually break.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Tent Hardwear Protection on 05/12/2008 07:12:02 MDT Print View

The toothbrush holder is a novel idea albeit heavy by UL standards. I pondered how to deal with my tarp stakes for quite some time before setting off on a long trek in 2007. My first thought was to sew a little pouch inside my pack where the stakes would be easily accessible in the event of a rainy set-up.

I ended up opting to sew a simple silnylon 'envelope't for storing stakes. The fabric provides just enough protection to keep the tips from stabbing my tarp and it keeps all the stakes together for easy retrieval from within my tarp stuff sack.