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Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
stakes for mld solomid on 09/16/2012 20:16:40 MDT Print View

Anybody use just 6.5" shepherd's crook titanium stakes for this shelter? Are they adequate?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: stakes for mld solomid on 09/16/2012 20:24:48 MDT Print View

That's what I use but they're sort of marginal

They can rotate in the ground and the guyline slip off

And they tend to bend when I pound them in hard ground

I often put a large rock on top which helps

Andrew Weldon
(hypnolobster) - F
Fix for that on 09/16/2012 20:53:24 MDT Print View

If you have rotation issues with Ti needle stakes, check out the ones from Lawson Equipment.

http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Ti-Hook-Stakes-p883.html
They've got a more severe bend on the hook, and they don't rotate like most.



I use aluminum y-stakes most of the time. Ti needles are lighter, but the aluminum Y stakes are a lot more versatile most of the time. I've never really had a catastrophic problem with Ti needles when I do take them out, I just really prefer the safer feeling y-stakes. Bringing 2 or 4 y-stakes for important points and Ti to fill out the rest of the guylines is a pretty good option, too.