Oh dear. My wife and I have been doing these 2 and 3 MONTH long walks in Europe with full packs without any trekking poles. How did we survive in that case?
For that matter, how did ANYone survive in the days before trekking poles were invented?
I LOVE Sarcasm? It's usually a sign of being unbalanced, haunted by anger. People with unmet goals, people who were emotionally abused and people with violated rights may end up being angry at everything. They live a miserable life and curse everyone they find in their way as if others carry part of the blame for what happened to them. Those are the overly critical and the overly sarcastic people you meet in your life. Some people are overly critical because this is just how they were treated as children. Whether it was by their parents or colleagues it won’t matter much, what matters is that the child becomes wounded and then carries the wound into his subconscious mind then without noticing this wound makes him overly critical and UNBEARABLE to everyone around him. The mind of the person lacking self confidence is usually full of negative messages and that’s why the excess negative messages travels to the other people around him in the form of criticism. The conclusion is, The overly critical person usually lacks self confidence. Irony is wasted on the stupid. Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Thanks 'tom' and 'roger', i'm sure there will be more to come, and not just from you, as your type seems to be the norm. It sickens me, and it's also embarrassing(as an american) that your type is the unfortunate majority(any wonder why most of the world hates americans)? But what is nice is that you let me know that i am indeed better than some.
Sorry to 'ramble' again, but i did want to apologize, my post directed towards "Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?" was not directed to you, i just felt compelled(as a professional in the field, for where the question was directed)) to post a 'credible' response to a specific post/person. Why? It was answered by 'some' in ways that's dangerous. And my post receives only idiocy? I'm not a fan of these forums, as they tend to open a person up to scrutiny from the naive, ignorant/stupid, jealous?
Your 'faux' campaign's(treks to the great unknown) that you engage, are second to your real, true passion(drive)... negativity. It's usually not something one is proud of, but they say ignorance is bliss, right?, and heck, your good at it, so stick with it! I won't expect less, don't let me down, and your welcome(you won't understand that one, i just love toying with your kind). I loved the "CHEERS" at the end, by the way.
Buddha speed 初しぐれ猿も小蓑をほしげ也?