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Offline RichardM

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« on: March 06, 2006, 03:56:45 PM »
Some generic tips for hiking and backpacking: Tips & Tricks for Hikers
The same site also has a good tip for boot lacing:  Boot Lacing Technique

Tips for backpacking light:  Backpacking Lightweight
More hiking tips for reducing injury/discomfort:  Reduce back pain for Backpacking

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 10:59:59 AM »
Man...who would?ve guess that all my pain in them boots was related to lacing them, the wrong way......thanks Richard.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 06:19:51 PM »
here's a tip, or rather a story with a moral:

once i bought some brand new moderatley priced hiking boots.. I tried them on in the store....seemed good. put them back in the  box. good price. bought 'em.  

the next week i was in the upper chisos hiking up emory peak. we got to the top and i was in severe pain!  :cry:  i literally threw my boots off in extreme anger!  :evil:  rubbed my feet. my hikin partner picked the boot i threw up and handed it back to me...i was nearly, well, i WAS crying like a baby!  it hurt so bad!  as i unlaced my boots i looked inside them.

(this is where it gets good)

inside at the toes was the white tissue paper waded up at the end.  oops.  i took the tissue out and suddenly the boots were very comfortable....go figure.   :roll:  :oops:

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 07:49:00 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: That's good stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 08:01:03 PM »
OK last time I had this extra lil bulge in the knee area of my hiking pants. I didn't pay too much attention to it till in the tent....and lo and behold...the lil Bounce dryer sheet made it all through Pine Canyon! :oops:  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006, 07:01:34 AM »
Quote from: "David Locke"
here's a tip, or rather a story with a moral:

once i bought some brand new moderatley priced hiking boots.. I tried them on in the store....seemed good. put them back in the  box. good price. bought 'em.  

the next week i was in the upper chisos hiking up emory peak. we got to the top and i was in severe pain!  :cry:  i literally threw my boots off in extreme anger!  :evil:  rubbed my feet. my hikin partner picked the boot i threw up and handed it back to me...i was nearly, well, i WAS crying like a baby!  it hurt so bad!  as i unlaced my boots i looked inside them.

(this is where it gets good)

inside at the toes was the white tissue paper waded up at the end.  oops.  i took the tissue out and suddenly the boots were very comfortable....go figure.   :roll:  :oops:


Yeah  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: But, here's another important hiker's tip: Make sure to trim your toenails !!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2006, 03:07:40 PM »
Anytime you buy anything new that you need to be comfortable in, buy them enough in advance so that you can wear them and break them in!

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Re: How About This...
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 12:18:22 AM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Anytime you buy anything new that you need to be comfortable in, buy them enough in advance so that you can wear them and break them in!


yeah, yeah, yeah

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 09:58:27 AM »
Yet another backpacking info resource:  backpackinglight.com

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2006, 10:12:01 AM »
Another I sometimes visit: http://www.thebackpacker.com/
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006, 10:47:18 AM »
Yes, backpackinglight.co m has really great information on backpacking--particulary if you spring for the $24.99 annual fee to become a member so that you gain access to the member only materials.

Backpackinglight.co m also offers an incredilble amount of neat lightweight gear.  You can find ultrasmall eye droppers or other containers to carry the minute amount of liquids, medicine, sun block, etc.  you need on a trek (how many times do you come back with most of the "X" that you took with you?).  Membership also provides some discounts to their "sometimes hard to find anywhere else" gear.

And for those of you who have not already tried cooking with esbit cubes--their esbit stove and foil windscreen weigh next to nothing, and really can boil water quite efficiently.  After years of carrying an MSR stove and fuel bottle, I've become a convert.

There are also  informative forums that discuss backpacking techniques and places.

These guys take lightweight backpacking almost to the level of religion.
"No, that did not happen to me.  You have me confused with someone else."

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006, 11:13:42 AM »
Here's another that's free....that I help moderate:
http://www.backpacking.net

Some very good info there.
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