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flag pole stake
on 13 July 2010
In effect, its a large pencil like GRP (glass reinforced plastic) rod (1cmx100cm) with a slightly sharpened end. I'm not convinced you could knock this into the ground to the vendor stated (40cm) depth on anything other than soft ground (certainly not on our recent camping trip where the soil was very hard and sun baked). The vendor suggests simply placing your hollow pole over the protruding 60cm section of the stake (which will work, but is unfixed and subject to lift depending on wind sock design and wind speed, as well as being subject to easy theft). However you may prefer to fasten your pole next to the stake using a bungee or similar (no fixings are provided to fasten stake to pole, so order a bungee at the same time, if you dont already have something to do the job).
It was delivered promptly and well packaged and is a fair price for what it is, but note postage is as expensive as the stake itself. It is indeed better than a garden cane plus is flexible and light, but if I looked hard enough I could have gotten something from my local DIY shop which would be just as good for less (after postage factored in).