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flemdawg1
05-11-2011, 12:51
Dumb question alert! I have some Easton Nano stakes and they have this cord on the top. What's it for? Assist in pulling them out of the ground? Am I supposed to tie my guylines to them?

WingedMonkey
05-11-2011, 13:22
Dumb question alert! I have some Easton Nano stakes and they have this cord on the top. What's it for? Assist in pulling them out of the ground? Am I supposed to tie my guylines to them?



Nylon cord runs through head for easy removal

http://www.rei.com/product/756438/easton-aluminum-nano-tent-stake-with-cord

leaftye
05-11-2011, 16:17
If the cord is reflective, it also makes them easier to find.

10-K
05-11-2011, 16:20
If the cord is reflective, it also makes them easier to find.

And you can see them when you trip over them when you're walking around at night with your headlamp on.

Reid
05-11-2011, 17:28
The circular shape is actually more gripping than Y or X stakes in the ground. Harder to pull out too.

Reid
05-11-2011, 17:28
dude you knew that how long you been around?

Franco
05-11-2011, 19:22
A tip (works for me...) :
before pulling those pegs out by that cord, give the peg a "nudge" with your foot.

Franco

singing wind
05-11-2011, 22:16
I find the cord makes them easier to find overall, can help to pull them out, and can also be used for the tieout lines on the Lunar Solo. YMMV.
BTW, thanks for the tip Franco.

blackbird04217
05-11-2011, 22:20
Perhaps I had evolved a bad habit, but I usually grabbed the tent loops that the stakes went into. I used the Eureka Spitfire so I had large webbing loops to grab for this...

Rocket Jones
05-12-2011, 06:02
Yep, 'nudge' the peg first, then I slip another stake through the loop so I have a handle to pull with.

88BlueGT
05-12-2011, 12:08
+1 They are to assist in removing from the ground. As well, they are ALOT easier to see/find when you have the loop on there.

They CAN be used to tie stuff too if you want.

flemdawg1
05-12-2011, 13:08
dude you knew that how long you been around?

It just never occurred to me that one would need help pulling them out of the ground. Most of the time I have to go fetching rocks (placing them on top) to help keep them in the ground when its windy. I thought about them being used to tie guylines to, but most of the time those are already looped.

Like I said, dumb question alert. :o

leaftye
05-12-2011, 13:49
Perhaps I had evolved a bad habit, but I usually grabbed the tent loops that the stakes went into. I used the Eureka Spitfire so I had large webbing loops to grab for this...

I do that when it's still attached. That doesn't work so well when it becomes separated from my titanium hook stakes or when I drop it. One of the reasons I bought the Mountainfitter ti-eye stakes was because I could attach a thick reflective cord that would stay on reasonably well.