I always forget to bring along tent stakes on my camping activities. At one time I was forced to gather some branches, sharpen them and use them as temporary stakes. And temporary they were because one of the stakes wasn’t strong enough to hold the tent for a day because of the heavy rain.
Ten stakes are one of that equipment we frequently take for granted or entirely ignore, especially for backpacking and camping until something like a strong wind or heavy rain reminds us of their necessity. I realized their value and importance the hard way.
My objective in this article is to guide you into find the top performing tent stakes that best suits your needs and learn how to use them in such a way that they help give you a memorable and comfortable camping trip. Because what these stakes are for – the support of your shelter – is crucial for the success of your trip.
While there are numerous kinds of stakes for various conditions – like sand stakes and snow stakes – in this article, we’ll be focusing on five best tent stakes to use in soil. There’s a different way of securing your shelter if you want to camp in areas without soil to fasten your stake into.