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MSR Blizzard Tent Stake (snow)

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Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
MSR Blizzard Tent Stake (snow) on 12/13/2006 21:03:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

MSR Blizzard Tent Stake

This stake is light and looks good to go.

Weighs 25 g, or about 1 oz. each. These MSR stakes I bought were pricey at the local gear shop at about $4 each. There are $1.20 SMR aluminum stakes which look to be the same on the Internet for $1.20 at BackCountryGear.com:

http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm/SMC225

I have not field tested this stake yet. What I like is the red color, can't get lost as easily, it is light weight and may also work in cindery or light volcanic sandy soil w/o big rocks.

It is wide, which is why it is for snow. It has holes down the length to help the packing snow lock it in, and a lip and hole in the top to carry line.

I have read cautions that this design will pull out in powder, so I am looking at getting at least 4 TAnchors, by SMC (Seattle Manufacturing Company), about $6.50 to compare with this stake.

SMC TAnchor snow stakes

They are described at:

http://www.smcgear.net/products.asp?cat=4&pid=56

Again, I have not field tested this. I am looking for comments by anyone who has and how to best use this stake.

Edited by bdavis on 12/15/2006 10:31:49 MST.

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