I'm glad someone started this. I'd always high lined (even a staked rarely), bu I'm sure the day will come when I end up some place with no trees or post and hobbling might be a better choice than staking over night (area permitting). I was thinking about using hobbles. Funny that after 44 years I'd seldom ever hobbled a horse (most of mine had never been hobbled) and used a bit of rope to hobble with even then.
So this will be of interest to even an old timer like me. As a distance rider I know the day will come at some point (unless I'm amazingly lucky