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Now that my wife no longer comes to Burning Man, I've decided to switch from a Costco Carport to a Sibley 500 bell tent.
It seems to me that rebar would be overkill for the tent's many guy line. My go-to stakes are Snow Peak Solid Stake #30, which I like because they can be hit down beneath the surface. Would rebar be preferable in this case?
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Insert boilerplate "those X brand stakes might work, but the overkill stakes will work" response.
Instead, why don't you bring both and see how each works out. Then report back with your findings.
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I'd do what BB said. Overkill is still kill.
I use 18" rebar with a 90*, 1 1/4" bend. Easier to pound with my 3# hammer and I drive them into the playa. Nothing to step on. Vicegrip twist and pull for removal.
Better than the tent-as-tumbleweed effect...
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