What: All steaks are not created equal. Same with stakes. Why winter-ready: These 1-ounce Snow Stakes (for winter tent camping) have holes designed to work directly with snow; they fill in with the snow and that helps hold the stake in the ground.
Bonus info: Use the 9.6-inch aluminum stakes in sand for the same usefulness.
They said: “The Snow Stake can be used upside down if necessary; use one of the lower holes to tie off stake and bury the cord in the snow.” Price: Less than $3.
How to get: REI, rei.com