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Jan
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comment Hiking boots vs trail shoes
I definitely can feel some ankle strain when hiking down steep inclines over an extended period of time. I will have to try my boots for that to see if it is improved.
Jan
24
answered How to reduce the annoying sound of falling raindrops on a tent?
Jan
24
answered What do I need to look for in good, quality hiking boots?
Jan
24
asked Hiking boots vs trail shoes
Jan
24
answered Bear bags vs Bear canisters: which is better?
Jan
24
comment Should I get trekking poles for snowshoeing, or stick with ski poles?
Most trekking poles have baskets as well. The leki poles I have also have replaceable baskets, so you can change the size based on the terrain. They also, as you mentioned, collapse for storage and adjust height for going up vs down hill.
Jan
24
answered Where in the Alps is it safe to drink the water without filtering?
Jan
24
answered How does one dry clothes in humid weather?
Jan
24
comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
I would also recommend something along these lines. Plenty of carbs during the day to keep you going, higher fat content meals at night to keep you sustained while you sleep. Don't forget the protein to keep your muscles fed.
Jan
24
answered Keeping warm in an emergency
Jan
24
awarded  Critic
Jan
24
answered How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Jan
24
comment When buying a backpack, what should I pay attention to?
+1 Fit and weight are my most important considerations.
Jan
24
answered What is the difference between external and internal-frame packs?
Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
+1 I think the key is to have a predictable center of gravity. Heavy items that are too high or too low can have a tendency to throw you off balance. Keep the heavy items in the middle as close to your back as possible.
Jan
24
answered What are the critical dimensions to a safe bear-bag?
Jan
24
awarded  Teacher
Jan
24
answered How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
Jan
24
awarded  Autobiographer