Richard Bucker

bushcraft kicks in

Posted at — Oct 25, 2018

Another lesson learned from this weekend’s camping trip, with my kids, is make your stakes.For this trip I brought a tent, for the kids, and a hammock for me. I keep the stakes for the tent in the bag with the groundsheet. The hammock was new gear and I have not bundled the kit as evidenced by my misplacing the bugnet and forgetting the stakes for the tarp.Unlike previous setups I used toggles for the ridgeline as the tarp has linelocs built in with cordage pre-installed with loops on the end. For the other tie outs I fashioned stakes from some branches. In hindsight I should have used some green wood rather I used what was at hand. One stake failed so I simply used an exposed root. toggles=no special knots.