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Offline Rob

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Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« on: October 01, 2020, 11:24:18 AM »
So I picked up a set of tent stakes that I am truly impressed with.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYZOKHJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These things are 9 inches long.  They have a mushroom head and can take a pounding by a hammer or Rock to set if need be.

The core is Carbon fiber, and the shell is Aluminum.

They weigh in at 0.49 ounces each.  This is a shade heavier than some of the other light weight stakes out there (1/10 to 2/10's)  but having a 9 inch stake in soft or loose ground can be the difference between staying put, and pulling out.

MSR makes a 6 inch version that is lighter than pretty much anything else I have seen on the market (Perhaps even lighter than the titanium Shepard hook stakes).


They are far from cheap, but I love them!  I think they actually lift my pack up off the ground like helium when I pack them.




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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 11:54:09 AM »
I use the MSR groundhog stakes and they've been amazing over the last 10 years.

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 12:02:04 PM »
Do you mind if I ask what kind of a tent you are using these on?

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 12:02:32 PM »
I have heard good things about those.  certainly cheaper.

I was just excited to find a 9 inch stake you can pound on with a hammer that was under 1/2 an ounce!
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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 12:03:15 PM »
Do you mind if I ask what kind of a tent you are using these on?

I am a tent collector....

I got them for my seek Cimarron.  But I have used them on my Big Agnus Fly creek too.
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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 12:03:54 PM »
cool thanks

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 04:43:59 PM »
I use these for my golite teepee

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 04:57:54 PM »
The MSR groundhog stakes have served me well. Those look nice, but I have a hard time stomaching $50 in tent stakes. Now...that MSR hammer in Amazon's suggested combo purchase looks handy. I wonder if it would suffice as an ice axe for the high hunt too? Pound stakes, open beers and axe some ice?
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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 05:23:50 PM »
The msr cyclones are pretty dang good as well....im all about being as light as possible but some items ya just need to pack alil extra...stakes is one of them...need a variety of styles and weights pending on the location of the shelter and the style of soil...and wind conditions 😳

When my all carbon steaks bust this winter I will be replacing them with the ops suggested  :tup:

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 05:31:33 PM »
Thanks the stakes seek sent with my tent suck.

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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 04:22:00 AM »
The seek tents are great...  the stakes they sent with it are the worst I have ever had!  I bent 1 to 2 every time i set it up.  2 broke.  I have never broken a stake before!

This is what sent me on the mission to upgrade.

The Msr carbon cores are over priced but I could not be happier!
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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 07:22:59 PM »
I run these for $3 each... never bent one

https://www.rei.com/product/682543/msr-ground-hog-stake
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Re: Fantastic UL tent stakes...
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 08:33:45 AM »
@jackelope a hammer is no substitute for a REAL ice axe. 

Only T-rated carbon fiber ice tools are sufficient for the high hunt.  Everyone knows this. 

This is the one I used on the VII climb up into the basin where we found that bear, and also to dispatch the wounded animal. 

 


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