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[pct-l] Making Hiking Poles last!
- Subject: [pct-l] Making Hiking Poles last!
- From: "Dr. Mikel G. Edwards" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 10:24:55 -0600
- Organization: East-West Equipment & Technology, Inc.
- Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I just tried to send a note on saving the tip of your hiking pole and
something didn't go right so I will try again.
I have an old ski pole that I have used for years. Its great cost 25
cents at a yard sale and has boot string size rope on the shaft which is
useable and good for handling. On both my pole and ice axe I have added
a brass spent 45-70 cartridge to protect the tip. The cartridge can be
had for under a buck at some gun shops. Any good brass pipe that fits
over the tip will work. I have found that a 45-70 cartridge fits right
over a ski pole type tip and will last for about 1000 miles of hard
hiking. It works fine in mud or rock. to keep it on I use duck tape.
The point is after more than ten yeas of use the tip on my pole is as
good as new. Wish I could say the same for the handle.
I also enyoy having a small ball compass on the handle which I can hold
out in front of me as I am hiking and see general compass points without
I would be very interested in other creative budget ideas that improve
ones day afield.
Happy Trails, Mikel
Mikel G. Edwards
24 Wood Path
St. Peters, MO 63376-3082 U.S.A.
Telephone: 314-477-9117 Fax: 314-477-9116
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