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Feb
20
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
If you are flying then some airlines require them to be able to pack in your luggage, or else you have to pay an expensive surcharge. So it may be best to get collapsable ones.
Feb
20
comment Trekking poles: Collapsed or fixed?
@Ben Crowell, In the link you say they reduce soreness and knee strain, this is more important for some people than the number of calories exerted.
Feb
20
revised How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
Added more stuff
Feb
20
awarded  Editor
Feb
20
revised How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
lighter and handle, toiletries
Feb
20
answered How do you keep the inside of your backpack organized?
Feb
18
comment How to minimise erosion damage to footpaths when walking?
Agree, stick to the paths. This means not walking around a puddle onto good ground. If there is an area of damage do not walk around it as this will just spread out the damage.
Feb
18
answered Hemp socks and wicking properties
Feb
18
answered Good quality walking maps for Spain
Feb
18
answered Potability measure of water on Volcanic Mountains
Feb
15
awarded  Yearling
Mar
12
comment Rapid backpack readying
I have stuff in transparent boxes of size/type of stuff. The things that slow me down are getting batteries, fixing 1st aid kit, camping food. Choosing maps.
Mar
9
answered What do unusual waymarks in France mean?
Mar
8
comment Booking Alpine huts
One change since the 90's is mobile phones. You can modify plans and check huts ahead as you go along.
Mar
8
answered Can I use a garbage bag to approximate pack size
Mar
8
comment What do you do if the fire does get “out of control”?
Planning to avoid this is the best advice.
Mar
8
answered Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
Mar
8
answered How far is a reasonable distance for someone to hike on their first trip?
Feb
16
awarded  Teacher
Feb
15
answered Do I need to worry about snow covering up my tent?