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From: (Phil - KB9CRY)
Date: Fri Jun 6 15:05:55 2003
I make my own staples out of 14 Ga electric fence wire.  It's real cheap 
from Farm N Fleet around here.  I merely cut off about 7 inches and bend 
them over my hand.  I then slightly bend the two legs outward so that 
the finished shape is kind of like the pictorial of a women, like on a 
rest room, with the two legs bowed out slightly.  I find that this works 
best as the legs don't go straight down into the ground but at a slight 
angle; this seems to help keep them in the ground until the surface 
growth captures the wire and holds it down.  Phil  KB9CRY

>Soooo.....I'm wondering if anyone knows of something that would do the "tie 
>down" job and is readily (and cheaply) available at Lowe's, Home Depot, or the 
>national hardware chains.  (Whatever I use, I expect to need many hundreds of 
>them.)  Alternatively, has anyone ever taken a large electrical or 
>construction staple and bent the sharp ends back up, so that they resist being 
>removed -- much like the barb on a fish hook -- after being driven into the 
>Bud, K2KIR
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