I'm no longer a fan of spiral tent stakes. I snapped several this year holding down tarps while under moderate wind loads. On the other hand I had several of the 12 inch nails Dork mentioned and they didn't give me any trouble. So...next year I won't be bringing any spiral tent stakes
When you finally let go, only then will you learn how to live.
I bring order to chaos. And I bring chaos to those who deserve it.