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The MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit is ready to burrow through some turf.

The MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit is 8 stakes ready to dig in and hold your tent steady.

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Anyone have an idea on how these would...

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Anyone have an idea on how these would fair on the playa at BRC?

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I think these are a little small to hold up out there. the shape is right, but look for some about 12" for maximum tension when the dust storms kick up.

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Thanks Brandon, I figured they would be a bit short. I cannot seem to find any decently lightweight or at least small packing genuine stakes to use out there. I'm coming in on two wheels instead of an RV so carrying 2ft long pieces of rebar is out of the question. The closest thing I have found are NRS blue screws, they come in 12 and 22". They are for sand and soil, don't know how they would fare screwing into the playa. What did you use?

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Thought you might like to know, they held up superbly. I needed my vice grip multi tool to pull em out 3 weeks later.

5 5

A necessary upgrade for any tent pegs

I got these mostly for extra tie-down action, but also because the first time I pounded on my stock pegs for my Mutha Hubba one of the top hooks broke off. Granted, it was hard packed desert dirt at a regular campground, but I figured I needed a sturdier backup. So with these I know I'm secure. I just used them in the uintas, and was able to pound them in with a rock in fairly hard dirt (could only push them in an inch or so by hand), and they worked great. The fluke style is perfect, and holds really well. The cord loop makes it easy to pull out when you pack up, and though they might seem a tad spendy, I'd still recommend them to go along with any tent purchase, just like a footprint.

5 5

Very reliable, especially in windy conditions

I've used these pegs twice. Once when I set up a 12'x16' tarp as a rain fly for scouts that forgot their tents. It was fairly windy at night with wind gusts I'm guessing upwards 25+ mph. I woke up due to the sound of the tarp flapping, concerned that the wind would yank the stakes out of the ground. They held all night and didn't budge. The second time was staking down an 8 man tent - again in windy conditions. No problems or concerns.

You do want to be aware that the pegs won't fit in standard tarp holes nor some tent holes. I was able to get around this by either using the attached rope and slipping it through the hole and putting the peg through the rope on the other side, or by getting creative with extra pieces of rope I had to fasten it with. Not too big a deal. The only problem I had was getting them out of the ground - but a kick and a yank usually did the trick.

Simply put, VERY durable, VERY reliable, and well worth the money.

3 5

Save some $$$

Great stakes but don't get them here. Save yourself some money and go get the Coleman version at Target. They sell there at $6 for four and are the EXACT SAME THING. That's an $8 difference.

4 5

Set and forget

Lightweight, tough and securely holding stakes that are easy to set and easy to pull up. The MSR Groundhogs held my four season tent down in 30+ mph winds with gusts to 40+ mph. The cord attached to each stake adds security as you can girth hitch em to tent lines, so there is less worry your tent will blow away while you search for adventure.

Set and forget

how long are these stakes

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how long are these stakes

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3-sided and 7.5" long. I have some just like these (7" long),, and they are awesome. I highly recommend them.

5 5

Bomber

These stakes are tough. In fact, I have yet to break one and I've broken many a stake in tough, rocky ground. If they work with your tent, you really can't go wrong. If I were to fault them for anything, they work too well. Don't be surprised if they're difficult to pull out when you're breaking camp. Then again, that's probably a good thing considering what you buy a tent stake for.

5 5

Stomp away

These don't bend when you stomp on them. When I bought these, I threw all my old bent stakes away. Best I've used.

5 5

Go through Rocks!!!

I use it from snow to the hard rocks in the desert. it never broken! and they have great weight

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My buddy dared my to hammer through a peice of 3/4" plywood. No problem, no damage, lots of laughs!

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I crack a rock in the desert (:

5 5

Sticks and Stones

Quite using the stakes from your old scout tent and get yourself a set of these. Never had a problem with them bending and they seem to be able to break through all but the toughest dirt. Never had one come up in the night. Had mine for 5 years or so and they're still as red as the day i bought them!

I have a Kelty Grand Mesa 6 tent and I was...

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I have a Kelty Grand Mesa 6 tent and I was curious if these stakes would work with my tent. I am a novice camper and have no clue. Please Help..

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Great Upgrade

I had the chance to test these on a winter campout last weekend.

The triangular design allowed me to use my foot and push the stake into the frozen ground without bending them.

AND, more importantly, the small rope “loop” made extracting the stake easy; another scout that had similar stakes without the rope loop, he had to find a claw hammer to get this out of the ground.

I would highly recommend them.

5 5

Worth the money!

These babies are worth every penny!! Light weight and very durable is the best way to describe them.
I just bought the new Mutha Hubba and it comes with the MSR needle stakes (which are awesome as well). The tent comes with 8 Needle stakes which is enough for the tent but not for the guy lines. I'm thinking about getting another set of Groundhogs to replace the Needles.
WORTH THE MONEY!!

Will these stakes work with the stake tape...

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Will these stakes work with the stake tape of the Marmot Halo Six Tent?

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I'm thinking No- since they don't fit in the stake tape on my Aura, and because it is extremely likely that Marmot uses the same stake tape on all their tents.

The MSR Needles work quite nicely though, and are of similar high quality and surprising durability.

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No they do not. They are to wide for the small cut in the tape. As sugested by Simon the Needle stake works perfectly, plus they are even lighter and just as strong. The attached photo is of the Needle Stake.

No they do not. They are to wide for the small cut in the tape. As sugested by Simon the Needle stake works perfectly, plus they are even lighter and just as strong. The attached photo is of the Needle Stake.
MSR Groundhog, MSR Needle Tent Stake

MSR Groundhog, MSR Needle Tent Stake

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Compact and ultra lightweight. MSR also makes an even smaller and lighter one called the Needle Stake. It is just a strong and reliable it’s just not as versatile as the Ground Hog. I always carry both sets with me that way I am completely covered.

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I completely disagree. I've broken quite a few Needle Stakes by pounding them into hard packed ground with a rock. I have yet to break a Ground Hog irrespective of what was required to get it into the ground. If the Needle Stake is "just as strong and reliable", why would you say carry both sets when the Ground Hog is quite a bit heavier?

5 5

MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit

Compact and ultra lightweight. First thing I do when I get a new tent is throw out the stock stakes. These bad boys dig in deep and don’t let go, at a combined weight of 4 oz. you cannot find a lighter, stronger stake for this price. I have used mine hundreds of times and they still have not bent or mushroomed.

5 5

your gunna need em

buy these your gunna buy themm sooner or later i tride to modify the stakes that came with my tent, they still sucked. after my first time camping with my tect i went out and bought these stakes. they are durable and last. becareful not to loose them though. overall awesome

5 5

Great Stakes

Every time I buy a new tent or tarp I pick up a few (or more) of these. I've never had one bend and they secure very, very well. I love the pull cord to relieve your fingers the pain when they are sandy and it is 40 and raining out.

5 5

Never buy another stake

These are by far the best stakes ever made, lightweight and indestructable. I have busted rocks pounding these in the ground and the stake does not bend. The rope loop makes it easy to pull back out.

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