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5 Ways Trekking Poles Make Your Hike More Memorable

Group hiking with trekking poles

You’re never too old to hike. Just ask Dale Sanders, the octogenarian who broke the record as the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. His success, replaced the former record holder, Lee Barry, who set the record in 2004.

Among his hiking essentials, you will find Gore-Tex gloves to keep his hands warm and dry, a SPOT tracker in case of a medical emergency, prescription meds, and two trekking poles to help him maintain balance.

Speaking of trekking poles, you don’t have to be old or on a quest to break a record to use them. Many hikers and mountaineers consider trekking or hiking poles as a must-have. No matter your skill level, trekking poles can make hiking easier and a lot more fun.

Not sure if you should bring trekking poles to your next hike? Here are 5 compelling reasons to do so.

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Southeast Asia: A 6-Week Travel Itinerary

Wat Arun with boat speeding by in front

Southeast Asia is a vast region with varying cultures and customs.

Many backpackers visit Southeast Asia but they often find that it’s difficult to plan a trip that allows them to get the most out of their experience. Don’t let that be you.

Follow Heroic Adventure’s hand crafted six-week itinerary for maximizing your time in the region, highlighting key adventurous attractions and the reasons for exploring each destination.

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Simple Modern Summit Insulated Water Bottle Review

Simple Modern Summit Insulated Water Bottle Review

The Simple Modern Summit water bottle is styled for superior functionality and exceptional durability.

It’s available in lots of different colors and patterns. You can easily purchase one for everyone in the family or in your hiking group and the bottles never get mixed up due to so many colors being available.

If you appreciate the opportunity to stay hydrated without the need to find a water fountain, this is the bottle for you.

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Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle Review [Wide Mouth]

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle Review

Whether it’s a lazy summer’s day spent poolside, a game of touch football at the park, or a vigorous day hike in the foothills, staying hydrated is easy with the Hydro Flask Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle on hand.

The sturdy construction of pro-grade stainless steel and BPA-free plastic and the broad mouth define this water bottle, which comes enhanced by Hydro Flask’s patented TempShield™ Insulation and a grippy powder coat.

It’s a fine choice for beverages of both the hot and cold variety, and for settings from the office desk and the playing field to the backcountry campsite and the sea kayak.

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