Over the last month or so I’ve been busy with work, but was able to buy a new tent and take it on an overnight test run.  It’s the REI BaseCamp 6 as shown here:

So far I am very happy with this tent.  It sets up quick and is very sturdy when staked.  I think this is just the ticket for the winds on the Playa in the desert.

I also picked up two 8-packs of the MSR GroundHog Stakes from Amazon and some of the Coleman stakes that look suspiciously similar, only a little longer:

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Overall, they seem about the same, but the MSR units dont’s have “Made in China” stamped on them and the cord-pulls on the MSRs is a better material.  The pulls on the Colemans seem more like a plastic/nylon and the MSRs feel more like Para cord.