Update: MSR Tent Stake Hammer

This is a quick follow-up report on the prior posting about the MSR tent stake hammer. Realizing that the rear of the hammer head could cause material wear and tear when in a bag and panniers due to squared-off ends, yesterday I filed the stainless steel  pulling ends down into more benign curves. Now, the hammer is not likely to tear or rip something else in my panniers. I first used a medium-course hand file to achieve the overall shape, and then a finer file to smooth it. The images:

Compare the rear pulling end to the photos of it in the prior April 19th posting below.


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Steve Greene is a naturalist, philosopher, and teller of tales. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity. He has authored eleven books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent cycle touring, fitness and longevity, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He eats an organic vegan diet, exercises regularly, and enjoys exploring the wilderness. Harmony with nature tops his priorities. To learn more about Steve, please visit: http://wildsteve.wordpress.com
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