- Oct 11, 2020
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The tents and shelters I use are small and often freestanding only requiring stakes to secure them in windy conditions. I sometimes use rocks or natural items in place of or in addition to stakes but I always bring stakes. The ground I encounter most often is hard and rocky. I prefer compact, lightweight, and durable stakes. The titanium spike, titanium shepherd hook, and aluminum mini groundhog stakes have worked well for me in hard ground.