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Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby John » Fri May 22, 2009 2:35 am

Anyone know where to find heavy duty 12" x 3/8" (approx), steel tent stakes? :duh: Looking for somethink that can hold up in high wind, hard compacted rocky type soil for the EZ Up's and tents.
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby Rich » Fri May 22, 2009 9:08 am

I have some that I replaced my ez-up stakes with - not sure they're quite THAT big but they match the ones that came with it. I think I got them at REI.
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby Robo » Fri May 22, 2009 10:28 am

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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby Hunner » Fri May 22, 2009 12:24 pm

Our ACE hardware or farm supply has GREAT big nails, really big, really, that drive well in hard rocky ground. We use them in the MTNs here. Some people call them bridge nails. I tryed driving one in a bridge with big oak timbers on the farm and decided that was best left up to the professionals!
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby Seth » Mon May 25, 2009 12:22 am

I got a set of the exact stake you are looking for at Wal-Mart. They hold up real well.
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby John » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:17 am

Thought I wouls pass this along... went to LOWES and picked up some 1/2" and 3/8" rebarb and cut them to size. You can cut one end at an angle to put a point on one end. Cheap, EZ and very strong. They work great!
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby Rich » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:44 am

John wrote:Thought I wouls pass this along... went to LOWES and picked up some 1/2" and 3/8" rebarb and cut them to size. You can cut one end at an angle to put a point on one end. Cheap, EZ and very strong. They work great!



How do they hold the tent? (i.e. a tent stake has the curve at the top) You just rely on the angle of the stake? If that works well enough then a cement form stake would work too. Basically a 1/2" bar with a point already on it for the people that don't have a way to cut rebar. They are cheap (maybe $3 each) and come in various lengths.
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby John » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:36 pm

Rich, I just rely on the angle. I primarily use them for my EZ ups, but would work well with tents also. I mostly do desert camping and very rarely use a tent, I just sleep outside on a cot or in my truck if the weather is bad.
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Re: Heavy Duty Tent Stakes

Postby stjames151 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:37 am

I use 50p. nails I got from a local hardware store. They're about 10" long and galvanized with a good sized head to hold the tent. I guess another cheap alternative would be to walk down some tracks and grab some rail road spikes.
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