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Reddit mentions of Yard Tuff YTF-3818RS-12PK 3/8" x 18" Rebar Stakes, 12 Pack
Sentiment score: 4
Reddit mentions: 5
We found 5 Reddit mentions of Yard Tuff YTF-3818RS-12PK 3/8" x 18" Rebar Stakes, 12 Pack. Here are the top ones.
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- Stake Weight: 1 pound
- Features: Loops, angled end, ribbed exterior
- Manufacturer warranty: 90-day warranty
- What's Included: 12 stakes
- Dimensions (L x W): 18 x 0.375 inches
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I wish my eye was that great! Thanks to you providing the name of the tent, I was able to look it up.
Okay, to set it up in high winds, try imagining it in high winds. Let's also pretend that the pin and ring system will hold securely in the end of the pole.
Pull out the end of your tent you want facing into the wind out and stake it down. Unroll the rest of your tent. Slide all your tent poles through and secure the far end. Finish pushing the tent poles through to create the arch, but leave the arches on the ground. When the tent poles are all in, pull out the other end of the tent to pop up the tent, and stake it down. Now put in the rest of the stakes and guylines.
Doing it this way kind of works with the wind instead of against it.
Bigger stakes are a good idea. Stakes pulling out is a big reason why big tents fail. Using the guy lines will also help the tent keep its shape in the wind and prevent the poles from bending to failure. I love that you can go crazy with stakes when you're car camping, so you could use these bonkers stakes if you wanted to...and there are even more extreme stakes available. That said, I usually use these stakes and 3d print new heads when the originals break.
Winds at Burning Man can exceed 60mph and will pick up anything that isn't secured properly. At BM everyone uses 2-3 foot rebar to secure their tents from blowing away in the strong winds (or the new hotness, 18" lag bolts).
Sounds like the organizers think the winds at the location are strong enough to warrant using rebar.
If you've never used rebar before, you need a small sledgehammer to drive them into the ground, vice grips to pull them out, tennis balls to cap the ends to people don't slash their legs open when stumbling over them in the night. Also if you get rebar with a loop at the end or J hook rebar they are much easier to pull out since you can use another piece of rebar as leverage when pulling it out.
No joke there... I got these ones to use at Electric Forest and stake down our canopies with ratchet straps and I'm way pleased with them! Also love that you called them lollipop sticks.... BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
I've used the same ones 3 times and they've survived, I've heard of the loops breaking off for some people but I've ripped them outta the ground using the loops for leverage and they've held for me :)
Thanks, that sounds like a good approach.
Do you think this 18" stake would be good enough?
Or do you have a specific 2 foot long product in mind? The 2 foot long ones I've found so far look like they would rust easily (and don't look like much of a stake...).