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[pct-l] Update on Super Secrets #41 and #44
- Subject: [pct-l] Update on Super Secrets #41 and #44
- From: gruberj at oes.edu (Jocelyn Gruber)
- Date: Tue Jul 19 11:03:57 2005
I have been using a device by Nike called teh Triax Elite which is a combination heart rate monitor, watch, and digital pedometer that tells you your rate of speed and total mileage covered. I found it to be accurate within a tenth of a mile and it is streamline. The whole device costs $300 which is steep however, i am also about to use this device for marathon training when I am not on the trail.
Jocelyn (SOBO hiker)
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Subject: [pct-l] Update on Super Secrets #41 and #44
Previously, I had posted this Super Secret.
#44 - Pedometer: These handy little devices might be useful for giving you
your mileage or other indicators as you walk. This might be VERY USEFUL as you
walk to the next water source or trail town. I am using the GoWalking
Talking Pedometer (1.25 ounces). If you have used some type of pedometer, let me
know what your experiences have been. My local park has a .47 mile
rubberized walking track, so that is where I have calibrated the device.
I have now used the pedometer in my local mountains on a 6.1 mile loop trail
and it read 5.9 miles at the end of the hike. I think this is very
acceptable for PCT use. I want to use the pedometer to let me know how far it is to
the next water, etc. This is super useful out on the trail to know
approximately how far you have gone and how far it is to the next point.
Additionally, Super Secret #41 on using a kitchen timer to let you know when
to drink has proved very successful. I set mine at 30 minutes to count down
to the alarm. Then I drink and eat some salt peanut crackers. I reset the
alarm and head off down the trail. Very easy to use and keeps you out of
trouble with dehydration.
These two Super Secrets could really give you an edge out there. Plus, the
weight is only an ounce or two. Be sure to take extra batteries (small and
light). With the timer you can just take the battery out when not using it.
The pedometer is a little tricky. If you take the battery out, then you lose
your stride settings, etc., and have to reset it. Not a big deal.
Your hiking buddy and always thinking of where your next drink is coming
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