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Modifications; 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I did a quick 6 mile hike today with the new trekking poles. I left the poles against a tree to do some off trail exploring, when I returned I had a hard time finding them. When I got home I used s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifications; 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 13, 3:55pm

Changes: 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I did a quick 6 mile hike today with the new trekking poles. I left the poles against a tree to do some off trail exploring, when I returned I had a hard time finding them. When I got home I used s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 13, 3:09pm

Re: Re: MYOG Trekking Poles
Great tip Ken, thanks. I'll keep that in mind when I make my next set. Being able to replace the tips would be a great improvement.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:52am

Re: flex?
I dont have a good answer for that one Matthew. Im not familiar enough with golf shafts to understand how stiffness is rated. I found the shafts cheap enough that I was willing to take a chance tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:44am

Adjustable Poles
I will keep everyone posted on the adjustable poles. I'll probably do something similar to the GG LT4 or the Adjustable Ti-Goat poles. I did the fixed height poles in this thread more to get a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:37am

Re: awesome
I got my shafts from this seller http://www.ebay.com/itm/130662386820?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 he shipped them very quickly to.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:18am

No trimming necessary
Matthew, no trimming was necessary. The tip diameter of the shafts is .370 and I used leki flex tips purchased at EMS. I coated the end of the shaft with epoxy and then used a 4 foot bar clamp to p...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 5:08am

Re: Nice
Thanks Jeremy, my old poles weighed 12 oz, so for an hours work and $45 I got an easy 8 oz reduction.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 11, 7:25pm

MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I put these together with some golf shafts I found on ebay, tips from EMS and grips from a local tackle shop. They came in at 42 inches and 3.7 ounces. Cost with shipping, $45.00 Id like to try ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 11, 5:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Quart-sized Ziplock container with screw top lid
My entire Heiny pot set up fits in a quart size zip lock container. I wrapped it with two layers of 1/8 inch volara foam and use it to rehydrate meals. Also great for washing dishes, bathing.

In Multiple Use Gear » Multi-Use Items
March 08, 6:57pm

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