Off-season chores: refurbishing trekking poles

Refurb Since these days it’s alternately snow, mud, or COVID19 season, I’m using the downtime to clean and sort gear, make a note of what needs replacing, and doing some refurbishing and maintence.  I have a great pair of trekking poles, their one downside is the cheap steel in the tips wears out after several…

LNT Principle 3: Dispose of Waste Properly

(First posted at The Trek) Pack It in, Pack It Out All of the Leave No Trace principles are geared around a common theme, preserving the wildness of the outdoors.¬† ¬†Depending on your world view, there’s a number of good reasons for this.¬† Mine are primarily selfish – I want things to stay nice so…