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Old 04-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #15
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I buy mine at Campmor, usually #23501, but there are some longer ones. I've also made many out of 1" angle, with a hook made of 5/16" rod welded on. I carry a 2 lb ball peen hammer to drive them in. Hammer them sideways first when I want to pull them out, and they usually pull out easy.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #16
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I use the stakes that are like big nails with the plastic hold down under the nail head. they take a beating well.
Coleman 10" Steel Tent Stake Pegs - Walmart.com

camping in our deserts out here there is more rock than not and these work well.
I like those, too- work in all kinds of surfaces. Walmart also has them with orange heads ( link)- more expensive but more visible.

There's an all-steel forged version available at this link, also in orange.


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For pulling stakes without getting down on the ground, I find that my camp mattock (below) works really well- the tined side slips under the lip no problem, brings the stake up to me, and provides just the right leverage if needed. Also great for breaking up rocky ground when digging. ( link to mattock)

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #17
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Hey thanks, good ideas. Just seems like every season we are having to replace tent pegs, and wondered if it is just part of the experience. Problem comes when you forget that the last time you were out, you used all the extras and you are a couple short.

Maybe that has only happened to us. terry r.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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Maybe that has only happened to us. terry r.
I can attest that it happens to just about everyone, Terry-

I seldom go camping without coming home with a few tent pegs that others have left behind! I think my fear of doing the same is one of the reasons I make sure my favorites are high-vis orange...

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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This subject came up at a meet last summer And surly a 1/2 inch square is better than a 1/2 inch round as it simply has more surface area to grip the ground and of coarse a flat surface wuold be better for a side pull I made some with 1/2 inch square and spiraled them to have the best of both.WORKS FOR ME!!
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After many years of tent camping, I have to go along with those recommending the Coleman 10" spikes. Only time I had a problem with them was when I drove one into a root - it is probably still there!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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I will admit that I went cheap, I went to Home Depot and bought 1/2" X 1 ft. rebar, and think they cost $0.76 each. If I accidently leave one behind I won't feel bad. To see them and not step on one, I put empty soda/ beer cans over them and when finished camping throw the cans away. They are easy to get out with a normal claw hammer and a piece of wood. Have worked well on our last three time out.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #22
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Alright, so Captain Steve went cheap, how about the other end of this idea ?! Since many on this forum are concerned with saving weight . how about tent stakes made from titanium ?

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:23 PM   #23
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Titanium @ $4.00 each, others would be stealing them. I stick to the cheap rebars @ .75 ea.
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Alright, so Captain Steve went cheap, how about the other end of this idea ?! Since many on this forum are concerned with saving weight . how about tent stakes made from titanium ?

Wire Titanium Tent Stakes :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear
Well now, if money is no object, I'm goin' straight to the eye candy:

One Shirtless Cabana Boy hangin' on to each guy wire!

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I suppose to be fair, I'd have to have a couple of bikini girls for the husband. I'll stick to pegs.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #26
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Wal Mart tent pegs, mentioned before, by far the best, Keep a hammer in the back of your tow vehicle is helpful. Strong, Cheap and get er done.
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I know this may sound like a petty, insignificant question, but... does anyone use a type of tent peg, or stake, that seems to last, and do the job? It seems like we are constantly replacing those things.

We use them for the guide lines on the awning and on our screen tent. They bend, they get stuck in the ground and are a pain to get out, if plastic or part plastic, the hook part breaks off.

We need more again this season and wondered what kind others use, or if they are all, just a product you have to buy plenty of, and keep replacing? Thanks. terry r.
I gave up on pegs and use the twist stakes used for staking a dog leash. They screw into the ground, don't break, don't come out with out twisting in reverse, and I buy them at our dollar store for $1.00 each.
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Francesca, I like the way you think!!!!
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