Originally Posted by phorwath
Thanks for the tip on the tent stakes. I shopped them, but in order to get them shipped to Alaska, it was just about as cheap to order these Vargo brand titanium tent stakes from a seller on FleaBay. Titanium Crevice Stake
So that's what I just did. Will be interesting to see if titanium is stouter than the aluminum version.
Yikes on the shipping to AK. I've looked at those Vargo stakes and I'm sure they are a great stake--price was the issue for me, but for you, that was equalized it appears.
Titanium Tent Stakes
The DAC stakes are 7000 series Aluminum which, in general nearly equals the strength of mild steels. The link I posted to--those stakes are .40 oz, not the .5 mentioned.
There are so many different alloys of titanium with so many different strengths/weaknesses that I'm always a bit leery to buy titanium stuff unless I know what the exact alloy is. I'm sure these vargo stakes are made from the right stuff, however. That Vargo stake should be a great lightweight, stackable/low bulk stake.
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