We use steel stakes that are 20” to 46” long driven into the ground , that’s also the reason why we require utility locators. The actual number of stakes and the size of them will vary depending on the size and style of tent, how much wind load they may be subjected to and the length of time they will be set up. There are other things that we can do depending on the situation but the end result has to be within the manufacturer’s anchorage guidelines and above all, safety and security if a storm does arise. The average distance from the tent is 6’, for example a 40’x60’ pole tent requires a minimum of 52’x72’ + work area to allow room for straps and tents.