I sent you a pm from your post on another thread before I saw this one. I forgot to make sure, but your stakes to have something on the top to keep the chain swivel from slipping off right? What are your stakes made out of? I use 18" of 3/8 or 1/2 inch rebar with a washer welded about a 1/2 to 3/4 down from one end, that way I can get a pair of vice grips on the stake and pull it out of the ground when I am done. I use two stakes crossed when coyote trapping and haven't never had a trap go missing. I have never had a coon even wiggle a single stake either.