Yard Tuff YTF-3818RS-12PK 3/8" x 18" Rebar Stakes, 12 Pack
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Includes 12 rebar stakes; 1 year limited Manufacturer’s warranty At 18” long and 3/8” in diameter, these stakes penetrate deep into the ground for a secure hold. The ribbed exterior of the stakes gives them added no-slip properties so these stakes will hold tight in the ground
Some comments about this we saw on the web:* /u/edcRachel on /r/BurningMan The downside to lags if travelling internationally is the need for an impact driver, which is difficult to transport and expensive to pick up here. Considering they only have a 2 person tent, I’m going to venture a guess and say they can’t ship much equipment.
Pounding four small pieces of rebar is all of two minutes of work with a hammer. Really not so big of a deal that it needs to be completely avoided. It’d be different if they were building a large structure with dozens of stakes to pound, but it’s a tiny tent with 4 stakes. No need to scare the newbies away!
OP - for a small tent, pretty much take your pick. I like these personally, since they have a big loop on them that makes it easy to attach tarps or whatever else you need to attach (like something to tie your chair or garbage bag to). The loop also makes them easy to remove - If you pour a little water in the hole, you can jiggle the first one out using pretty much anything (the hammer handle, thread your bike lock through the loop, anything), the rest can be easily pulled out using the first one through the loop for leverage.
For a small tent, you could also use large nails, lags are an option if you have access to a drill but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one, playa staples, regular rebar (look in a construction supply store - somewhere you’d buy lumber), or even military stakes will do. You definitely need more than the tiny stakes that come with your tent, but there’s no need to overthink it :)
——* /u/edcRachel on /r/BurningMan I have these. Four of them only weigh about 2lbs and fit in my suitcase just fine for international travel. Very easy to travel with and the loop makes them easy to remove and great for securing stuff to.
Those polycarb pegs do not work well.
——* /u/edcRachel on /r/BurningMan Yard Tuff stakes are not a bad option. They’re still rebar, but with a loop welded on the top. I got them $20 for 12, though they appear to be sold out right now. They’ve been through 3 burns and they’ve been great.
EDIT: $30 right now
——* /u/edcRachel on /r/BurningMan I’ve used the same ones 3 times and they’ve survived, I’ve heard of the loops breaking off for some people but I’ve ripped them outta the ground using the loops for leverage and they’ve held for me :)
——* /u/lilac_meddow on /r/BurningMan No joke there… I got these ones to use at Electric Forest and stake down our canopies with ratchet straps and I’m way pleased with them! Also love that you called them lollipop sticks…. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
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