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Re: Weight
"To illustrate what I'm saying, imagine adding a 5 lbs weight each to the bottom your trekking poles vs. adding 5 lbs to your pack. It would totally suck. You could hardly walk. 5 lbs in y...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 03, 5:51pm

Re: Re: Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ... Practicle application of the numbers.
"Well, lets see... Average pace is 30" So in 20 miles you will have walked 105,600 feet or 42,240 paces. extra 2.8 oz lifted on each pace = 7,392 lbs. 10 oz (weight of each pole) lift...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 03, 10:01am

Re: Lighter than you think - need to compare like to like
"I am not arguing weather or not the weight matters but a pair of LT4 poles weigh 7.2 oz" The 7.2 oz doesn't include the baskets "and the LT4S (straps) poles weigh 8.2oz ...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 03, 9:44am

Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
The thread about LT4 Trekking Poles got me thinking. http://gossamergear.com/trekking/lt4-trekking-poles.html I have these Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Pole http://www.blackdiamondequipme...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 03, 8:48am

Re: Stuff Sacks
Do the Zpacks handle condensation? I use the Aloksak Waterproof Bags for medical supplies and camera to keep the moisture out.

In GEAR » Stuff sacks.
February 01, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Dry Sacks
"Paul, I purchased some of those dry sacks a few years back. They are not the lightest ones in the world, nor are they the worst ones in the world. They are cost effective, and not complete ju...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks.
February 01, 8:07pm

Dry Sacks
I'll probably be barred from this forum for this but have you looked at these? For medical supplies, electronics and do dads you do want something to keep the damp out. http://www.walmar...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks.
February 01, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Straps?
"I'm with Clint. I don't use straps. Works for me, which is what matters." I guess the question is: Although it is working for you; are you getting the full benefit of the pole...

In GEAR » Strength of GG LT4 trekking poles
February 01, 3:23pm

Straps?
Are these the poles? http://gossamergear.com/trekking/lt4-trekking-poles.html Do they have straps? I've seen so many people using trekking poles improperly. Without straps two things ...

In GEAR » Strength of GG LT4 trekking poles
February 01, 2:38pm

Don't forget the eyes
One way to stay warm is to wear wrap around eye glasses. Most the head is surrounded by bone (some of have hair also, I don't). You can loose a lot of heat from your eyes. Bradley, I&...

In GEAR » Head heat loss
January 30, 3:15pm

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