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Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Carbon Fiber Stakes on 06/15/2008 23:02:40 MDT Print View

Found these on the internet, and thought others might be interested.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Carbon Fiber Stakes on 06/16/2008 07:34:57 MDT Print View

Good find Peter. Those are made by Terra Nova in the UK. I've broken many of these.

Another option that's more durable are the pegs by Titanium Goat. I've yet to break one of those!

Still, those Terra Novas are as light as they come!

Thomas Conly
(conly) - F

Locale: Lots of canoeing and snow
Re: Carbon Fiber Stakes on 06/16/2008 11:49:30 MDT Print View

I made some carbon fiber stakes a couple of years ago. I made them from carbon fiber arrow shafts. They cost about $20 for 10 of them. They took a while to make but they work really well. I broke one but I was trying to drive it into really packed dirt with my foot at an established campsite. I think most stakes will break if you put most of your body weight onto them anyway. I since found out that archery ranges often have short lengths of arrow shafts kicking around after they break off in the target. You might be able to get the carbon fiber for free or a couple of bucks for their efforts.

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
Re: Carbon Fiber Stakes on 06/17/2008 12:53:01 MDT Print View

Specs, per Moontrail CS:

The Terra Nova Carbon Fibre Pegs specifications are:

5 1/4" Length
1/4" Diameter
4.5g Weight

$4 each.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Carbon Fiber Stakes on 06/17/2008 16:24:58 MDT Print View

> 5 1/4" Length
In bad weather on poor soil, that is too short imho.
Mine are 7 - 8 " long.