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Steel Stakes & Other Different Tent Stakes

By Brent Herman

Tent stakes are actually sorted in different types that you can choose from. Here are the different assortments; plastic stakes, steel stakes, Titanium Stakes, stainless stakes, and aluminum stakes. These tent stakes have their own advantages and disadvantages that we must be aware of. The next paragraphs will talk about these advantages and disadvantages of each tent stake.

Aluminum Tent Stakes: from the choices you have, this should be on the top of your list. Since, it actually has several advantages from its features that you can benefit from. For example; they are moderately sturdy, they are also light in weight, can last for a very long time, rust-resistant, it’s probably one of the best choices to have, and can hold up well to general use. But the disadvantages of this stake, when it’s hit by hard materials like hammer or rock, it is easily deformed. So, instead of using rock or hammer, better use a rubber mallet. But, this stake is much better compared to steel stakes.

Stainless Steel Tent Stakes: this steel stakes have also been proven durable and very sturdy. It’s also rust-resistant, which is ideal to use in gravel ground. But then, this one may also have some few drawbacks. One, it’s a little pricey compared to the other steel stakes and could be heavy, depending on the size, for backpacking.

Titanium Tent Stakes: rust-resistant, light in weight and it’s also durable. Its durability can be very reliable and could even outlive your tent but it’s costly. They say that when you are using titanium, you better avoid the wire type. Since it’s costly, you better consider preparing budget for this type of stakes.

Steel (Mild) Tent Stakes: although it has been proven that it’s very sturdy but the fact that this steel is prone to rust, it will still become weak as soon as the soil start to wear it off even if it’s coated with paint, and it’s very cheap. If you noticed, this stake is rarely suggested because it couldn’t last long. Aside from that, from the time the rust starts to wear it off, it becomes weak that it could not hold up anymore and they are very heavy to carry in your backpack. Another stake that is less suggested is the plastic stakes for they could easily be broken and cannot be used on gravel ground.

Want to find out more about steel stakes, then visit Brent Herman’s site on how to choose the best steel stakes for your needs.

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Herman, Brent "Steel Stakes & Other Different Tent Stakes." Steel Stakes & Other Different Tent Stakes. 7 Oct. 2010. uberarticles.com. 4 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/travel-and-leisure/steel-stakes-other-different-tent-stakes/>.

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