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Re: To strap or not to strap......
I do not use straps and do not believe that you can use them like XC ski poles since there is no GLIDING involved. it is like pushing the steering wheel in your car.. you are using effort but no...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
May 12, 9:29am

Re: " your EXOS yet?"
ha.. shoulda got a diesel TDI or something with some zip AND better fuel economy. :D my backpack gear is pretty much at homeostasis so i have to acquire things vicariously though others :) ie...

In GEAR » Exos 58 + Mora
May 11, 9:11pm

I'm hoping to one day do this in conjunction with the northern most 300mi of the AT.. starting at my "highpoint" in NH and finishing at Katadin. I really want to do Mahoosuc notch. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 100 Mile Wilderness
May 10, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Training Thoughts- Approaching First Long Hike
not really prep. but during the hike you will need to keep up with body maintenance. Start each day a bit slow until you warm up.. stretch at the end of the day. Keep on top of foot issues befo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training Thoughts- Approaching First Long Hike
May 09, 1:20pm

Re: Re: 130 miles in two days?
60km is a nice few hours... the OP stated that he was using the bike to get to and from a destination so the roses were at the end.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
May 08, 2:00pm

Re: Re: Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
you could splurge 21g or probably less for a smaller version of Nailclippers? being a rock climber i have a set in my car and in most of my backpacks. for anything over a week i'd probably...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
May 07, 9:57pm

Re: Bikepacking
For a cheaper cargo system google Kitty Litter Panniers.. if you know someone with cats it should be done pretty cheap and holds a fair amount of stuff.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
May 07, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Update
have any friends in western CT? doing the AT from Jug End Rd in MA down south a few days is nice but you need to get picked up and it's a lot of driving. i mostly do NH stuff so i tend t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
May 06, 10:14pm

Re: Update
It is still VERY early to do a presi trip of any type. The trails are still covered in ice I would not suggest the Presi range for a beginner ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
May 06, 9:42pm

Re: Liner Socks?
always gone with single socks. Smartwool PhD and this year i have a pair of Darn Toughs too. 2 pair alternating days to let them air out. Long day hikes i'll change mid day. if line...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Liner Socks?
May 06, 8:17pm

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