Saw a review of these in one of my survival mags and was intrigued. There are other similar on the market, but can see why these are as expensive as they are, and as highly rated. Ground pegs, tent stakes, earth staples, all just pull out with a little tug – or some high winds. Doubt that these are going anywhere! The top is big enough to really grab on to – and there is the tube they supply to help if necessary. Number of different ways to attach what ever it is you are staking down. Just used three this morning so “tie down” my mesh pop ups plant covers in the garden. have already had them shift around, and even blow off, during some 40+ wind gusts, so a better way of staking them was necessary! Hope these do the job.