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

Sean Carey seanpct75 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 16:53:56 CDT 2009


I am not on the trail yet nor have I used these other than setting them up.
I have however read the forums like crazy and after especially the advise on
the amounts of mosquitos people encounter. Went with this combo. This combo
was also recommended by someone else here who I believe thru hiked the pct.
It can be found at http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/                .
It is the serenity net tent and the Gatewood cape. They can be used as a
combo or can be used separately.

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Laura Fox <flora.aux at gmail.com> wrote:

> >First: Would you recommend the use of hiking poles on the whole >trail? If
> >so, what brand/model would you suggest?
> Yes.  Love poles.  Mine were Leki Makalu (sp??) poles and they lasted the
> whole AT and whole PCT and are still going strong.
> >Second: Would you recommend the use of a bear-proof food >container on the
> >whole trail? Would you recommend hanging food from trees >instead?
> No I wouldn't consider using a bear canister for the whole trail.  Bear
> canisters are really heavy and a pain to pack (though I used one where
> required) and it's not like the whole trail is overrun with bears, just a
> few spots.
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