6" Ultralight Titanium Tent Stake
These are the lightest weight stakes you can get with reasonable holding power and durability. Titanium is very light and strong for its weight, but some care should be exercised to prevent bending. Thin stakes like these are easier to press into moderately firm soil compared to thicker stakes. You will want to use rocks to weigh them down in loose soil or in windy conditions.
They have an orange head, which makes them harder to lose.
Weight: .19 ounces / 5.4 grams each
Length: 6 inches / 15.2 cm
Diameter: 3 mm
Material: Ultralight Titanium
Holding Power: Low
Bend Resistance: Low
Ultralight stakes in general should never be hammered or they could get bent or damaged. Hold your foot in both hands for stability, and guide the stake into the ground with your body weight. If the ground is too solid to drive in stakes, anchor them with rocks instead.
Non-Freestanding tents can be pitched just about anywhere with a little creativity. If the ground is too firm, wedge just the tip of your stakes in, and then anchor them with rocks. If you are camped above tree line on stone, wrap the guy lines around rocks to anchor them. On beach sand use rocks, driftwood, etc as anchors for the tent guylines. On wooden tent platforms, you can wedge the stakes between the boards, or use extra line to tie off to the ends of the platform. There are many ways to make it work if you use your imagination.
- trekking poles
- blue ones
Dumped enough weight to put a SAK back in
This is my second batch, so there are a couple of seasons to write about. My tents have stake placements that do not require massive holding power, or are more or less optional. These do just fine. I did lose one when another camper tripped over a guy. The thing shot over 30' into a hay field. The paint in general helps.
They are like needles !
You have the lightest tent so don't add weight with the wrong stakes. Use these on everything , except get the bigger blue ones for the doors/trekking poles.