I made these in two sizes. This simple tool is a real “arm-saver”, and has been know to greatly reduce a man’s blood pressure when breaking camp. I Never had to abandon a tent stake. The slightly angled hook fits easily under any hook-end stake. Made of one piece of metal, the handle is formed by bending the metal back on itself and is large enough to use either a single or two-handed grip.
The small stake puller (pictured opposite, top left) is forged of 3/8-inch steel, with a 10-inch shaft.
The large stake puller (pictured opposite, top right) is forged from 1/2-inch steel, with a hefty two-handed grip and 2-foot shaft. The handle is welded to prevent “opening” under high strain pulling situations.