After much ado, you have finally chosen a tent stake. Here are a few tips on how to maximize your chosen best tent stake.
It is easy to forget about your tent stakes with them being small and you, pressed for time to pack-up. Try tying a loop of cord to your stakes so you can easily spot them in the morning. This will also help you pull your stakes from the ground easier.
Clear your area of debris. This extra step will ensure that when you pitch and stake your tent, you are securing them straight into the ground and not under the leaves. Also if staking in rocky grounds, make sure to check for small rocks that may cause your stakes to bend when hammered into the ground.
Do not press your stakes with your boots. They are most likely to break if you do.
Guy lines should be putting tension into the stakes at an angle and not straight up. Otherwise, you’ll be pulling your stakes up in the middle of the night. Stake them at an angle pointing away from your tent to secure the tension of the guy line.
Reinforce tent stakes. On windy conditions, try crossing two stakes over. Drive two pegs near each other, so they cross underground. You can also place a rock above the stake to secure them.