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01-16-2014, 08:41
How do you store your tent stakes in pack without piercing other gear.

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01-16-2014, 09:18
I always roll both my tent poles and tent stakes (ultralight titanium ones, 1.5 ounces for 8 of them) into my closed cell foam sleeping pad. In maybe 100 nights of doing this, I see no ill effect on my pad. I used to use a 1-quart ziplock then finally figured out why not just put them with the poles, done.

01-16-2014, 09:27
Made a tyvek pouch out of a used USPS tyvek envelope.

01-16-2014, 09:46
In a tiny stake sack that goes in my side pocket along with the tent fly that I stuff (not roll) in there. Never had a problem. I like all my shelter components in the outside pockets of my pack.

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01-16-2014, 10:02
Shouldn't really need tent stakes unless you have a tarp tent or such. I'd toss them. From deserts, to forest, to alpine tundra I've never needed a stake. Most of the time I just look around for 30 seconds and find a few sticks to insert in the tie-down loops and I spend another minute gathering rocks or weighted material to place on the sticks.

1. Don't try this with a family sized tent.
2. This method works even in high, windy, exposed camps.
3. I use a free standing tent (MSR Hubba) which means most people haven't even set their tent stakes before I already have my tent and sleeping gear set up.
4. no limitations to where I can set up my tent because of were I can get a stake in the ground.

01-16-2014, 10:33
U cut and use duct tape?

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01-16-2014, 16:42
I roll them with my tent poles in the small bag they came it. I don't think they would move too much in your bag once it is packed regardless of how you put them in there.

01-16-2014, 16:59
When I ordered my titanium tent stakes years ago, they came shipped in a tiny bubble-wrap envelope. Don't know if this envelope was just intended for shipping or what. It has survived dozens of hikes, but is kinda beat-up and dirty. Still has lots of life left in it. Can't recall who I bought the stakes from? :)

01-16-2014, 18:23
I use the quart zip lock, works okay. Keeps them together and keeps the dirt which inevitabley comes up with them from getting onto other things.

01-16-2014, 18:35
zPacks cuben fiber stake bag. 1.43 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber. 0.09 ounces $5.45. Never had a problem with it. http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/stakes.shtml

01-16-2014, 18:57
Ziploc freezer bag, quart size. Two bags should get you through an entire thru-hike.

01-16-2014, 19:15
A scrap of tyvek and some duct tape to make a little envelope.