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Old 06-17-2016   #1
 
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Sand stakes

Hey Buzz,

I'm looking for sand stakes to hold down my big duck 1 shelter.

I need 8 total and don't want to break the bank.

Considering a DIY option with angle iron. 12 or 16 inch stakes... Steel (strong enough but heavy) or 1/8 in aluminum (should work but durability?)... I would rather just find the right deal for some and not break the bank though.

Needs: Tough enough to not break when you find that hard Idaho rock dirt mix from time to time at a river camp. Enough surface area to hold well in sand. Needs to have a spot for a cam strap to attach (loop through).

Any ideas on what you guys are running for shelters or boat stakes are welcome.

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I've had pretty good luck with browsing army surplus stores. There are some pretty beefy stake options I've come across and they are all pretty reasonably priced compared to other options out there.
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I fill little drawstring bags with sand and then bury them. I've had good luck so far.


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I fill little drawstring bags with sand and then bury them. I've had good luck so far.
I second this method. (this works great for me. ) my bags hold about 10lbs of sand. Buried in a hole, they don't budge. - works great on the soft sand of the main salmon beaches.
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I fill little drawstring bags with sand and then bury them. I've had good luck so far.


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Rock Buster Ground Stake

I think i'm going to try these rock buster stakes... they are pretty cheap and have heard good things from a few buzzards about them.. then i might add in a few tough stakes for my main ridge line poles..
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I use these. They hold up a volleyball net on the Salmon.


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+1 in the Rock Busters. I can pound them in with the dead blow and use the rope loop to retrieve them. I can't remember if I added the rope loop or if it came with it but it is designed for one. The top allows for a few rope wraps if needed. I always pound them in deep and tighten everything with a truckers hitch. I bought a dozen after a gust undid an hours worth of work on a shade tarp.


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Sweet... Thanks for all the options. I like what I see.

If I make my own and have extra anyone interested in buying some?

They would be out of1/8 thick aluminum angle with 1.5" sides, 16" long. I'll have enough extra material to make a few more.


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