Backpacking Hacks

How to Prevent Broken Trekking Poles

How to Prevent Broken Trekking Poles

I’ve been breaking trekking (hiking) poles since I started using them. Aluminum or carbon fiber, it doesn’t matter. The same with three-piece, two-piece, and one piece poles, and twist lock or flick-lock style poles. I used to break a pole every 6 …

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Ice Axe Insulation Hack for the CAMP Corsa

Remove the masking tape to reveal the insulated axe.

The CAMP Corsa Ice Axe (8.8 oz) is the lightest weight walking ice axe available today, which explains its popularity with thru-hikers, ultralight backpackers, and ski mountaineers. It’s a straight-shafted walking axe designed to stop uncontrolled slides down snow and ice covered …

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