Sunday, February 28, 2010
Ultralight Tent Stake Bags
OK, maybe tent stake bags aren't the sexiest piece of gear and you might not think there's really much left to improve on them (after all, they're just small bags). I've sewed a few of my own and despite my lousy sewing skills, they worked fine.
One thing that has bothered me though was the tendency of sharper stakes (such as titanium shepherd's hooks) to eventually poke through the bottom of the stake bag material. So, I came up with this idea: make a stake bag with a silnylon upper, and use Dyneema for the bottom to prevent the stakes from poking though. Here are a couple of prototypes I had made. I will be selling them within the next couple of weeks so if you'd like to to get one, I'll post a link when they're available. And don't worry, they're being made by someone with a lot better sewing skills than me!