Just Your Average Tip: Trekking Poles and Wet Weather

Here’s another video tip for you, again recorded when I was at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation over Memorial Day weekend. Same issues – bad orientation, slightly out of breath, but, at least in this video I am not as sweaty! This tip focuses on the importance of using trekking poles when hiking in wet weather […]

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Changing Trekking Pole Baskets, Part Deux!

In the first post on the subject, I suggested a way to help get your trekking poles on if it is a tough fit. I guess I spoke too soon in professing my love for my Komperdell Savannah poles, as a week ago, I suffered a loss in my hiking gear family. When checking my […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Paracord Bracelets

Paracord bracelets are useful in themselves, while I do not wear one daily, when I am travelling, either elsewhere via plane, train or automobile, or, if I am in the woods, I do have one, either on me, or in my bag. As I was testing my pack loading this weekend (yes, I know my […]

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Changing Trekking Pole Baskets

Now that we’ve really had our first snow up here in New England, the time has come to swap out our 3-season trekking pole baskets for winter ones. If you do not do this, then you’re wasting resources and money with an additional set of poles for winter. Most trekking poles have the ability to […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Duct Tape

Now, a lot of hikers and backpackers keep their duct tape either in small rolls in their pack that they’ve either made for themselves, or bought it off the shelf. Another common practice is to not use up valuable space within your pack, and keep it on something outside of your pack – which also […]

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