[pct-l] Hiking Poles, Bear Canisters and Tarp/Bivy Setups

Chris Humphrey chrisandrewhumphrey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 21:43:21 CDT 2009

Greetings All,

I have a few quick questions for any PCT Veterans.

First: Would you recommend the use of hiking poles on the whole trail? If
so, what brand/model would you suggest?

Second: Would you recommend the use of a bear-proof food container on the
whole trail? Would you recommend hanging food from trees instead?

Third: For sleeping, it seems like many of you opt for the use of a tarp as
opposed to a tent. Do you normally use a bivy sack with a tarp overhead, or
just a tarp, or just a bivy sack?

Thanks very much for your help.

Chris (nicknameless) Humphrey

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