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Rated4out of5byDtoxfromHandy little thingsI got two of these little guys to hold out the sides of my Hennessy Hammock, and they work great. They pack up small with my hammock straps that I use. A perfect match!
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated5out of5byJTCausafromgreat stake for my needs.I wanted the lightest stakes I could find without dropping the money on titanium; these fit the bill. They always hold, have withstood beating them into soil with rocks numerous times, and only show light wear. The cord is reflective.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated5out of5byfishin4pigsfromGood idea!!!I finally did it. I've committed to paying almost three dollars a piece for tent stakes. I used these in many different soil conditions and they performed well in all of them. Where these exceled for me was on the hard packed ground in the Boundary waters canoe area. All the people I was with told me I was insane spending that much on stakes. I got the last laugh though as my tent was the only one that was securely held in place.
If your sleeping on hard soil these will work well for you. Grab a rock and smash them down and you have no more worries. Just make sure the little string is tied tight to pull them back out
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated2out of5byfreegrapefromOK in good soilMini stake broke when trying to drive into frozen soil. Hitting it with a rock to drive can break off the head. OK if you can push it into dirt. Not recommended for frozen, hard or rocky soil. The slightly larger ground hog stake is much more durable.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated5out of5byfgblueenohangerfromVery pleasedI have been using these stakes for several years (approximately six years) and have had no problems with their performance. I used them with my backpacking tent and have never had a problem with them coming out of the ground. I have converted to hammock camping and now use them with my hammock tarp. They go into the ground easily. I usually push them in with my boot. I have never had the stakes come out of the ground in windy weather and they have always held very well. I just purchased another tarp for my hammock and need a couple more stakes. I will be buying more of these.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated4out of5byMAP Not LostfromGreat StakesI purchased the Ground Hog stakes to replace the standard aluminum stakes for my tent. I tend to camp in rocky areas and the MSR stakes don't bend over as soon as you hit a rock. The Ground Hogs also hold very well in soft and moist soil unlike plain round stakes
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated2out of5byRockyRaccoonfromOK except in high windsReplaced skinny hook-type tent stakes with MSR Mini Ground Hog stakes. These hold well, most of the time. But in really windy conditions, they pull right out, even at extreme angles. They just aren't long enough.
Since I can't always predict windy conditions (one of the worst spots was in a canyon, near a creek, in the woods), I'm looking for longer stakes, maybe the regular MSR Ground Hogs.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated4out of5byHooKooDooKufromGreat - but a little painfulI was initially skeptical about these stakes because they are shorter than my normal stakes. But in the hard soil I find in the Great Smoky Moutains, they worked great.
My only complaint is that they hurt my hand trying to push them into the firm soil. You wind up having to find a rock or something to put between you and the stake to push them into the soil. It would be worth the minor increase in weight if MSR would modify the head so that it was a flat round surface rather than a "Y" that gets impressioned on your hand.
Date published: 2012-11-12
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