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    looking for new ideas for our interior frozen hard rocky ground with light super dry snow in winter. Dead mans not much good.

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    9" or 10" or 12" Steel Nails

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    Yep, big spikes (nails), pieces of rebar or military arctic tent stakes

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    s-l225[1].jpgIve used all of the above and also these framing construction spikes if weights not an issue, they come 3/4" X 18

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawkranch View Post
    s-l225[1].jpgIve used all of the above and also these framing construction spikes if weights not an issue, they come 3/4" X 18
    Round Form Stakes like those are mighty expensive to use as something that you might not be able to free from the frozen ground until spring. Just saying.

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    If you look online at home depot, they're under $6 for a 36"er that can be cut into 3 stakes. nail spikes and rebar worked for me but get pretty bent up. Military tent stakes are stout and work good but I have a $1200 tipi/stove that I use a little longer stake so I don't worry that I walk into camp on a windy night and find it in a torn/twisted mess. I have access to a forge so the ends can be bent L shape to get some leverage on. BODAK could spend a few bucks and test it in his front yard while the grounds frozen.

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    What do you have for a tipi BHR? I've been thinking of getting or making a lightweight one for a backcountry hunting camp. I can cut spruce poles on site. The missus has a canvas tipi and that is definitely not something I want to try hauling out to hunting camp.

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    Kifaru 12 man

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    I set up my tent on a pond or swamp that is solid ice. Use eyed lag bolts...pound em in the stick a screwdriver through the eye and twist on in. Use some for my plane too. They work great.

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    Anyone try using lags and a impact driver? I’d like to use my tipi for ice fishing

    thanks

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    I would think ice screws like the ones that came with my eskimo ice shelter would work pretty good.

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