I started using earth anchors last year on my coon slide wires. I decided to try them on some land sets this season. I have lost two traps using them. One the wire broke after the second catch, the other the cable broke on the second catch. I am total at dismay with these things. I have never lost a lot of traps to rebar stakes and never one that was wired off to a tree. I just don't know what I am going to do. I like the way they work and they are so easy to put in. Plus you can carry so many more off the earth anchors than rebar stakes. Do any of you old timers have any ideas?