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Pacerpole “Posture Poles”

Pacerpoles on the Maine Appalachian Trail

I use trekking poles  made by a British company called Pacerpole that have a unique hand grip which is tilted at a 45 degree angle instead of the vertical cross-country-style ski pole grip you find on other trekking poles. Pacerpoles are very popular in the UK and Europe, particularly among long distance …

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Yin Yoga

Ken at the one remaining Wild River Bridge

I suffer from chronic IT-band tightness. It tends to flare up after 75 miles of hiking and climbing, which limits my long distance hiking range to about 5 days. I know that many of you suffer from it as well. Over the years, yoga and yoga-inspired stretches have proven to …

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Protec IT Band Wrap

Protec ITB Compresion Strap

Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) can really slow down hikers and backpackers. I know, I’m suffering from it this sumer. But about 2 months ago, I bought myself a Protec Illiotibial Band wrap that has kept the condition under control and helped me hike some of the hardest miles on the …

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