Figuring out what's at "stake" during a camping trip
Stakes are a critical part of any outdoor adventure, whether it is a tent camping trip or an RV outing to a public campground. These simple pieces of metal or plastic anchor important structures to the ground to ensure that no one gets injured in the event of inclement weather.
When planning an excursion, a camper must be sure to choose the right type of stakes. Anchoring devices must be sturdy and able to be easily hammered in and out of the ground, and should not pose a tripping hazard.
The Prest-O-Fit Patio Rug Stakes possess all of these qualities, and can be used for tents as well as rugs. They are made of nickel-plated steel to resist corrosion, and have washers that remove the chance of any accidents.
"I am very satisfied with the stakes," said one reviewer on CampingWorld.com. "They work very well in hardpan dirt. I told my neighbor about them and he is ordering some. Easy storage as well."
Besides rugs, tents and mats, stakes can also be used to hang clothing lines, secure tarps and even cordon off a private area. They have many uses to the experienced camper, and should never be left behind.