Lawson Equipment Titanium Tent Stake
6.25 g / .22 oz
Strong and light best describe my favorite tarp stakes.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $2.25 ea
Strong and light best describe my favorite tarp stakes. As a hammock guy knowing the tarp is secure is a great feeling. And with these titanium sheppard hooks with most Southeast soils these stakes will hold your tarp tight. These babies are tuff too, not one has been bent even with stepping on them to drive them home.
- Non-reflective or brightly painted but you can fix that!
Weighing in at a whopping 6.25 grams or .22 oz. each I can carry six of these and barely break an oz., and at 6.25 inches they aren't taking up noticeable space in your pack. And you'll have spent only $14 for the lot + a little shipping and Lawson has all kinds of little goodies to make visiting his website worth your time and order.
I haven't tried these stakes in sand, but in all other soils in the woods around the Piedmont and mountain regions of the Carolinas they've worked like the ultralight little champs they claim to be. They are rigid enough to take the force of pushing them in with my boot in the cold in all but baked red clay and hold well in the soft soil of the piney woods.
Drop on by Lawsons place, he's a nice fellow who sells a few hiking accessories for those who like to tread lightly. http://lawsonequipment.com/Tent-Stakes/Titanium-Tent-Stake-Ultralight-p883.html
Stock image from Lawson's site.