Tent Stakes

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Cap'nTrevor
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Tent Stakes

Postby Cap'nTrevor » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:50 pm

Just bought my tent (a sweet 4-season tent from Mountain Equipment Coop) and I've still got to get pegs. Is rebar necessary for a normal sized tent?

If I get 12" stakes and keep my tent weighted will that be enough?

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Token
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Postby Token » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:09 pm

Yep. The V shaped metal stakes are fine.

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Postby SilverOrange » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:13 pm

A flamingo lashed to your tent might push you over the edge and make rebar a necessity. :)

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Postby Homiesinheaven » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:21 pm

depends on what your stakes are made of. 4 pieces of 12" rebar are cheap and will give you peace of mind.

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Postby teardropper » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:32 am

Token wrote:Yep. The V shaped metal stakes are fine.


The V shaped ones will hold your tent just fine. Probably can't be too fine, but they are a little harder to pull out than round ones, like rebar--you can twist those. I used 10" nail stakes on a little tent that I used as a warehouse and they did fine.
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Postby Cap'nTrevor » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:55 am

Great! Thanks!

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jpstiffin
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err on the side of caution

Postby jpstiffin » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:49 am

Not in my experience. why take a chance? the rebar pins at Lowes are cheap. It's not like you can run down to the store and get some in the middle of Burning Man. Bring some vice grips to get them out when you leave. Or just bury them which ever is easier.

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Re: err on the side of caution

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:48 am

jpstiffin wrote: Bring some vice grips to get them out when you leave. Or just bury them which ever is easier.




Wait.....what?

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Postby gaminwench » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:50 am

don't bury them...


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