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Quarter dome SL 1

I live on Maui. What are the best tent stakes for both hard rocky ground and sand?

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@Lesliemaui Thanks for reaching out!

There are several good options for tent stakes in conditions such as hard rocky ground and sand! The more traditional options are the REI Co-op Snow Stake and the MSR ToughStake Snow/Sand Stakes. They will excel in sandy conditions, however you'll have to get a little creative in a camping scenario where the ground is rocky. I've found that in variable conditions, looping the guy-line around the stake, laying it on its side, and burying it under a pile of rocks often gets the job done for me. Lastly, take a look at the Big Agnes Blow Down Tent Anchors. While they require a little more finesse to set up, they could give you the versatility you are looking for in a tent anchor system.

I hope this helps, best of luck!


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