wanted : Easton stakes or any other high quality stakes

Discussion in 'Wanted & Swaps' started by Autumn Flower, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    I cannot find them to buy in the UK.

    Anyone selling any?

    Many thanks
  2. dovidola

    dovidola Ultralighter

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  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    If they're for your Akto I'd you with a mix of Alpkit Ti pins & the Alpkit Apex 'V' stakes OR if you want a little cheaper order direct from Aliexpress.
    Eastons are a bit over kill IMO unless your regularly camping on very soft ground or trying to hold up a Mid.
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  4. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

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  5. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    @dovidola @Whiteburn which ones would you suggest for a nice variety ? i am not too sure to go for mini groundhogs or standard size. happy to buy alpkit. I dont mind the brand ; I just want to feel safe .
  6. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    If you really wanting Easton for the Hex the last time I bought some was from Locus Gear about £20 for 6 & luckily they managed to sneak past customs so didn't get a supplementary ~£10 charge which would have made them ridiculously expensive.
  7. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

  8. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    My choice for my akto. Silly cheap from Amazon A68EC820-CA03-45D3-AD22-E084399010E0.jpeg
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  10. dovidola

    dovidola Ultralighter

    I do like the look of the carbon pegs you ordered @Autumn Flower and I'd be interested to learn how you get on with them.

    The only stakes I found disappointing of those I've had from AliExpress have been the MSR Blizzard copies. I took one to double as a toilet trowel, but found that the point end was prone to bending too easily. I dare say they'd perform fine as true snow or sand stakes though, which after all is their intended use.

    For toilet use I've now got a Vargo Dig-Dig, which is brilliant. It's a trowel which doubles as a stake, rather than the other way round, if you know what I mean. Overpriced but nice.

    @Autumn Flower if you want to know what to have in your arsenal of stakes to be safe, it's hard to advise because we approach the question individually. I probably go over the top, with my stakes at 15g each and full length, and I'm currently looking to 'slim down' without sacrificing performance, but my 'system' which has served me well so far is to take a full-size groundhog-style stake (because i think it's the most versatile) for each 'primary' pegging point (6 on my tent) and to supplement this with 3 Ti nail stakes and 3 Ti 'wide' V-stakes so that I can cover all the ground types I'm likely to encounter, using the 'less suitable' stakes at the pegging points which bear the least pressure.
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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Any V-pegs with cut outs that I've tried have bent too easily, but we generally have very hard and rocky ground; they probably work better in UK soil.
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  12. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    The only problem I found was they are quite sharp on the heel of the hand and required the assistance of a foot.
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  13. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    I used to use my trowel to push V and Y pegs in because I sliced my hand a few times. I replaced the trowel with a blizzard which works just as well.
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  14. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

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    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

  16. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Im not experienced enough to give advice but...
    For wales/Dartmoor etc two easton 9", 4 x sorex 9" carbons
    For SDW, Ridgeway etc two ti nails 6 ti hooks.
    Shelter takes 6
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  17. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    I've got spare Easton pegs if you want some. Got some stuff from Tarptent and got extra pegs at the same time. Got quite a few of the gold longer ones and a couple of the shorter blue ones.
    I meant to put the extra ones for sale a while ago once I knew what I needed but completely forgot!
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  18. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Trail Blazer

    Heck you can't go wrong with MSR Groundhogs. I love the minis for Rocky Mtn terrain but anything softer and boggier I'd go with the full-length version
  19. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    Yes please!! Thank you. how much ? I only want two or three or four as I want to build a little collection of different pegs. I am going to be the peg lady (in the eyes of my family who would not understand such a thing hahaha)
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  20. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    No problem. I think Dave wants 5 but I have 4 for you as well. Is £3 each ok?
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  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Very good deal ! Any spare ?? - I wouldn't say no to some more :)
  22. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    Hi Cathy
    I need to check but have 3 or 4 left. I bought quite a few to make sure I had enough for all the tents!! They are yours if you want and I'll get the number left later.
    Cheers, Scott
  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Yes please :) and Thanks :thumbsup:
  24. Autumn Flower

    Autumn Flower Trail Blazer

    oh my god that would be fabulous!!! Thank you soo much. Will pm you :) :) :)
  25. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

    Hi Cathy,
    I have got 4 if you want
    Regards, Scott

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