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Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:28:40 PM »
Thinking of doing some late deer hunting in my Tipi.I know the ground will be frozen ,any ideas to get the stakes in the ground.Thanks

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 02:30:45 PM »
use rocks or logs as anchors

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 02:32:18 PM »
tie your tent to brush  :chuckle:


seriously though,  I got some lightweight stakes off amazon but haven't tried to pound them into the frozen ground, nor would I!

I'd actually just use some big spike nails and a hammer and some washers like Bearpaw uses,  hardware store buy a fist full by the pound. 

 

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 02:42:20 PM »
Aluminum gutter nails.

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 02:44:05 PM »
Cordless drill.

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 02:46:10 PM »
Bring a torch to get them out.🤣
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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 02:58:10 PM »
Hiking in or by the truck?

Torch heat up metal stakes and pound in.

You would be surprised under larger trees ground may not be frozen.

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 02:59:44 PM »
Hiking in or by the truck?

Torch heat up metal stakes and pound in.

You would be surprised under larger trees ground may not be frozen.

Nice reversal.👍
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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 03:29:30 PM »
Thanks for the ideas the spot iam looking at is old road bed just found spot on on x maps.Ill be ready to use all your info.Thanks

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 03:36:01 PM »
Walk the R/R tracks and get some old
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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 03:58:17 PM »
Get old school stakes or big nails and a 2.5 pound sledge.

Or, let your buddy figure it out.

Itís rarely that cold.


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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2019, 04:03:57 PM »
Walk the R/R tracks and get some old
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  I don't know if strong enough?   Hope he's not backpacking.   :chuckle:

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2019, 04:58:37 PM »
Ill be hunting from truck,my buddy was in area last week and had trouble with stakes.Just looking for ideas from people that have been there.Thanks guys great ideas :IBCOOL:

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Re: Ideas on frozen ground tent stakes
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2019, 05:25:48 PM »
use rocks or logs as anchors

^^ This.^^

I have a tipi and have camped with it in -25 and colder F, and in such cold don't bother with tent pegs.  Use large rocks and heavy sections of log.  A log (or pole) several feet long, wedged against two or more large rocks to hold it in place, will take several tie-puts on the one log.  That makes for fast set up.  If there is a tree or bush in the right place, tie to it as well.  Placing the back side of the tipi along a brush line gives a row of bushes to tie to.

The rocks and logs are so efficient and easy to use that on my last trip, I used them for all but one or two tie-outs in mild weather. 

Love my Seek Outside tipi and my only annoyance is that it has SO many tie outs if I rig all of them.


 


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