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#1 MightyP

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

This has got to be one of the least interesting topics possible, but it is what it is. 

 

Finally took the plunge and started taking my kiddos out camping. Discovered the stakes that came with our tent suck (bent 2 on the first trip) and I would like to upgrade them. Most of what I've found is designed for backpacking, so they're small, light and expensive. What my family is ready for could as easily be described as glamping as anything. We go car camping/overlanding, so size and weight aren't a huge factor. And being that we're trying to clamp down on our budget, buying everything and dumping what I don't like isn't in the plan. I don't mind spending the money on quality, I would just rather not spend it for stuff I don't need. Suggestions?

 

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Leaning toward something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012QVSFVG


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#2 Quietmike

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:23 PM

Gutter nails. Compact, effective, and cheap enough you won't cry if you lose a few.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:37 PM

I like those : http://www.mec.ca/pr...=10 50130 50719


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#4 pira114

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 08:13 PM

These are what I use. The only ones I've found that won't bend with one strike of a hammer or rock.

http://www.amazon.co...340_FMwebp_QL65

#5 Psybain

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:32 AM

Used the ones that came with my nemo tent in my back yard this weekend with no issues. But I would imagine the back lawn is kind of a best case scenario.

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#6 nroeber78

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 07:02 AM

when I was in scouts with my son we used cut/bent pieces of rebar



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 07:33 PM

This has got to be one of the least interesting topics possible, but it is what it is. 

 

Finally took the plunge and started taking my kiddos out camping. Discovered the stakes that came with our tent suck (bent 2 on the first trip) and I would like to upgrade them. Most of what I've found is designed for backpacking, so they're small, light and expensive. What my family is ready for could as easily be described as glamping as anything. We go car camping/overlanding, so size and weight aren't a huge factor. And being that we're trying to clamp down on our budget, buying everything and dumping what I don't like isn't in the plan. I don't mind spending the money on quality, I would just rather not spend it for stuff I don't need. Suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

Leaning toward something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012QVSFVG

I have a set from alpkit that seem identical, and probably are, they're a UK company that combines cheap basic asia made stuff with solid customer service and a touch more ethical nouse than ali-baba or dealextreme. They've been great so far and the red makes them stand out. Not tacticool, but nor is tripping on tent stakes.

https://www.alpkit.c...ucts/y-beams-xl


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#8 MightyP

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for all the input, all. I'll let you know what I end up with. It's fascinating to see how different everyone's approach is.

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