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2020-10-23 10:40:21 PM  
I think only possible answer here is "subby's mom"
 
2020-10-23 10:43:43 PM  
Wasn't that a question to__someone_________ in Greek mythology?
 
2020-10-23 10:45:27 PM  
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2020-10-23 10:55:17 PM  

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Thank you!
 
2020-10-23 11:21:36 PM  
How you going to beat off a rabid skunk with one of those flimsy things?
 
2020-10-23 11:23:10 PM  
Julius la Rosa.
 
2020-10-24 1:46:14 AM  
Has Bat Masterson weighed in on this?
 
2020-10-24 3:00:53 AM  
A donkey has four legs in the morning, then you saw off two of them in the afternoon and then you glue one of them back on at night.
 
2020-10-24 3:01:57 AM  

Sgygus: How you going to beat off a rabid skunk with one of those flimsy things?


Lots of (scented) lube?
 
2020-10-24 3:09:09 AM  

Sgygus: How you going to beat off a rabid skunk with one of those flimsy things?


Bring a black cat with a stripe painted down her back.
 
2020-10-24 3:12:15 AM  
I usually use a single trekking pole as a walking stick (the Cascade Mountain Tech ones at Costco are a nice for the price). I've tried using both poles that came in the set, but it just feels awkward compared to a single pole.
 
2020-10-24 3:13:26 AM  
The most dangerous animal, MAN!
 
2020-10-24 3:21:45 AM  
Does it have something to do with Quantum Mechanics?
 
2020-10-24 3:28:08 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I usually use a single trekking pole as a walking stick (the Cascade Mountain Tech ones at Costco are a nice for the price). I've tried using both poles that came in the set, but it just feels awkward compared to a single pole.


the best one I found is pricey ... Komperdell Camera Walking Staff - Single

I have some hickory sticks and a couple of Oak staffs this staff I believe is the best travel/lightweight hiking staff

currently available

I never cared much for poles when I was skiing mostly did without

but I can see how two poles would be good if you were running up and down mountains
 
2020-10-24 3:28:59 AM  
Off Trail
 
2020-10-24 3:34:40 AM  
As a longtime skier, many times has my balance been corrected by a well placed pole plant. Last pack trip i took along my poles, which three times saved my footing and kept me on the trail. If youre gonna hike seriouely, buy the poles- theyre cheap insurance in terms of preventing a fall from developing...
 
2020-10-24 3:35:04 AM  
You crawl on four legs, walk on two legs until happy hour, then you crawl on four legs again.  5 if you are a well hung drunk.
 
2020-10-24 3:36:34 AM  
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2020-10-24 3:38:14 AM  
THE UNKNOWN | The Hardrock 100
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2020-10-24 3:45:50 AM  
When I go hiking or backpacking I bring a 5 foot oak walking stick with a hook on the end like a cane. Aside from the 1001 uses for a stout stick, a hooked staff can be used as a climbing aid by hooking it around small trees uphill and dragging oneself up it. I sometimes call my staff "my railing". Great self defense weapon if one encounters two legged predators, too. Few people fight well with their ankle hooked and twisted. You can also tie your food bag to it and hook it on a high branch in order to inconvenience trash pandas.
 
2020-10-24 3:46:57 AM  

Sgygus: How you going to beat off a rabid skunk with one of those flimsy things?


Uh, dude...
 
2020-10-24 3:54:12 AM  
"LOOK, AN IDIOT!"
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2020-10-24 3:58:59 AM  

Pert: A donkey has four legs in the morning, then you saw off two of them in the afternoon and then you glue one of them back on at night.


Sphinx: you know what? I'm gonna let you pass, because one, I have never imagined I'd ever hear that precise combination of words emerge from someone's mouth, and two, whatever enabled that answer to ever exist in the first  place might be contagious and I don't want it.   Just go.
 
2020-10-24 3:59:17 AM  
A bear.
 
2020-10-24 4:12:54 AM  
You know who else didn't see the need for Poles?
 
2020-10-24 4:14:28 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Sgygus: How you going to beat off a rabid skunk with one of those flimsy things?

Bring a black cat with a stripe painted down her back.


Pepe Le Pew
Youtube svZdNI8aQns
 
2020-10-24 4:15:15 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Pert: A donkey has four legs in the morning, then you saw off two of them in the afternoon and then you glue one of them back on at night.

Sphinx: you know what? I'm gonna let you pass, because one, I have never imagined I'd ever hear that precise combination of words emerge from someone's mouth, and two, whatever enabled that answer to ever exist in the first  place might be contagious and I don't want it.   Just go.


To be fair, it's an Emo Philips gag.
 
2020-10-24 4:33:45 AM  

neongoats: I think only possible answer here is "subby's mom"


I...er...  goddamit. I got the lights.
 
2020-10-24 5:19:28 AM  

NINEv2: neongoats: I think only possible answer here is "subby's mom"

I...er...  goddamit. I got the lights.


Good idea. She's...not much of a looker.
 
2020-10-24 6:11:15 AM  
What, metaphorically speaking, walks on four legs just after midnight, on two legs for most of the day barring accidents, until at least supper-time, when it continues to walk on two legs or with any prosthetic aids of its choice?
 
2020-10-24 7:05:51 AM  
It's the baby, a man and an elderly man with a cane?
 
2020-10-24 7:28:09 AM  
Absolute necessity for olds like me, especially when descending steep trails. A knee saver.

/ also good for people with balance problems, again, like me
 
2020-10-24 7:54:15 AM  
I much prefer to fabricate something of my own accord from the bones of indigenous animals I slaughter along my trek.
 
2020-10-24 8:07:03 AM  

Psychopompous: When I go hiking or backpacking I bring a 5 foot oak walking stick with a hook on the end like a cane. Aside from the 1001 uses for a stout stick, a hooked staff can be used as a climbing aid by hooking it around small trees uphill and dragging oneself up it. I sometimes call my staff "my railing". Great self defense weapon if one encounters two legged predators, too. Few people fight well with their ankle hooked and twisted. You can also tie your food bag to it and hook it on a high branch in order to inconvenience trash pandas.


Did you ever find your sheep?
 
2020-10-24 8:22:17 AM  

Psychopompous: When I go hiking or backpacking I bring a 5 foot oak walking stick with a hook on the end like a cane...


Awesome idea. I'll need to look into that.

Since I usually backpack alone, I use them for steep decents I picked up a nice pair of carbon fiber poles on clearance  I can't afford to roll an ankle or twist a knee stepping on a loose rock.  Going up they are stowed in my pack.

For a standard hike I prefer a nice longer wood stick. 

I used to just use a local stick, but do you know how hard it is to find a decent stick when you need one without cutting live trees?

For a standard hike I prefer a nice longer wood pole/stick if anything.


/I don't understand the people using them on flat walking paths.
//unless they're disabled I guess.
///affects me not so I don't judge

\wayward slashie
 
2020-10-24 8:33:30 AM  
I bought a cheap Chinese wooden walking stick when I was recovering from a broken knee. Now when I hike if I don't have it my hands don't know what to do and I turn into an Italian. My hands just flutter all over the place.
 
2020-10-24 9:26:41 AM  
Rudy was just pulling out his 3rd leg.


You're glad you weren't around in the morning.
 
2020-10-24 10:04:10 AM  
They're pretty much mandatory for backcountry backpacking in rough terrain. River crossings that are waist deep are so much safer. They let you put your upper body to work so you take some load off your legs. I've had a set of z-poles for over a decade and they've held up amazingly well.
 
2020-10-24 10:12:25 AM  
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2020-10-24 10:18:31 AM  

skiinstructor: As a longtime skier, many times has my balance been corrected by a well placed pole plant. Last pack trip i took along my poles, which three times saved my footing and kept me on the trail. If youre gonna hike seriouely, buy the poles- theyre cheap insurance in terms of preventing a fall from developing...


About that...I'm a regular hiker with trekking poles. In July, I was at the end of a hike on local trails. I  tripped over a rock or a tree root and took a nasty fall. My thumb wasn't right - it was at a an odd angle and really swollen at the bottom joint. In the ER, the doc the x-rays showed it didn't seem to be broke and asked me more about the fall. I was trying to remember if I'd fallen on my hand or if ot was outstretched, when I added that my trekking pole was under me. It was obvious I'd given him a big piece of the diagnostic puzzle. He thought I'd tore my ulnar collateral ligament, aka, skiers thumb, caused by when the strap of a ski or trekking pole stretches the thumb so that the ligament is torn. This was confirmed by the orthopedic surgeon I saw the next day, plus her colleague who specializes in upper extremity injuries. I got my first real surgery out of it (for extra degree of difficulty for the surgeon, my tendon had flipped around and jammed itself in the joint), some good painkillers, an impressive cast for a month, and just finished two months of hand therapy. In all of my follow-up appointments he surgeon's mentioned that it was a traumatic injury.  Strength and flexibility are back to baseline but I need to keep doing the exercises until January to keep it stretched out. The orthopedic surgeon said that he cross-country skis, and keeps the loops when he's going downhill. I'll probably still use trekking poles (though I'm intrigued by the comments here about using one pole' sans straps. It's healed nicely.

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2020-10-24 10:22:54 AM  
I have a pair but but I just use one. Pretty helpful with bum knee. It's also pretty easy to get it out of the way for picture taking, etc. With two, trying to wrangle feels like I just dumped my golf clubs.
 
2020-10-24 10:31:42 AM  
Just split the difference and carry a staff.

It's a good pipe storage place too.

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2020-10-24 10:33:02 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Just split the difference and carry a staff.

It's a good pipe storage place too.

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I have watched the Lord of the Rings a dozen times and never noticed that.

Huh.

Thanks for posting.
 
2020-10-24 11:03:22 AM  
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2020-10-24 11:21:32 AM  

neongoats: I think only possible answer here is "subby's mom"


That was exactly my first thought when I read it, too. Just 12 hours later.
 
2020-10-24 11:32:24 AM  
In the late 60's I walked the Tahoe-Yosemite & Muir trails....
A walking staff worked great...especially when crossing creeks .. ,,
but had to reluctantly give it up though, on the last day near the top of Mt Whitney
when a cold rain started to freeze my hand.
 
2020-10-24 11:42:13 AM  
I often just use one, but I got sold on them in grad school. I studied a plant that loves to grow in cliffs, and I am both afraid of heights and clumsy (yeah, I chose poorly). Poles have kept me from going ass over elbows more than once, and I rigged a hook on one for snagging plants that are growing just over the cliff edge.
 
2020-10-24 12:01:11 PM  
I've been hiking for a few years now (I'm in my late 30s, so I guess I got a late start). I'm a big, fat guy, and I don't think I would ever have gotten into hiking the way I did if it weren't for trekking poles. I've been using 2 poles nearly every time since my first hike. Distributing the work load between my upper and lower body gives me so much more stamina. And now I find out it burns more calories too? Awesome.

/backpacked in Mineral King this July
//over 30 miles, 10,000 ft elevation change (gain+loss)
///if I can do it at 300+lbs, anyone can
 
2020-10-24 12:19:28 PM  

kp1230: skiinstructor: As a longtime skier, many times has my balance been corrected by a well placed pole plant. Last pack trip i took along my poles, which three times saved my footing and kept me on the trail. If youre gonna hike seriouely, buy the poles- theyre cheap insurance in terms of preventing a fall from developing...

About that...I'm a regular hiker with trekking poles. In July, I was at the end of a hike on local trails. I  tripped over a rock or a tree root and took a nasty fall. My thumb wasn't right - it was at a an odd angle and really swollen at the bottom joint. In the ER, the doc the x-rays showed it didn't seem to be broke and asked me more about the fall. I was trying to remember if I'd fallen on my hand or if ot was outstretched, when I added that my trekking pole was under me. It was obvious I'd given him a big piece of the diagnostic puzzle. He thought I'd tore my ulnar collateral ligament, aka, skiers thumb, caused by when the strap of a ski or trekking pole stretches the thumb so that the ligament is torn. This was confirmed by the orthopedic surgeon I saw the next day, plus her colleague who specializes in upper extremity injuries. I got my first real surgery out of it (for extra degree of difficulty for the surgeon, my tendon had flipped around and jammed itself in the joint), some good painkillers, an impressive cast for a month, and just finished two months of hand therapy. In all of my follow-up appointments he surgeon's mentioned that it was a traumatic injury.  Strength and flexibility are back to baseline but I need to keep doing the exercises until January to keep it stretched out. The orthopedic surgeon said that he cross-country skis, and keeps the loops when he's going downhill. I'll probably still use trekking poles (though I'm intrigued by the comments here about using one pole' sans straps. It's healed nicely.

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Ouch. I feel your pain. CSB: I once jacked up my thumb something horrible. Team carrying a desk, the other guy dropped his side and I didn't, so I jammed my thumb with all my weight behind it. It turned pale white. Went to the ER and saw the xray, nothing but blurry fog at the base of the thumb. Doc's exact words: "Well, you didn't break it. But you're going to wish you had." Thanks Doc.

/not as bad as broken ribs though
//or sneezing with freshly broken ribs
///the most exquisite agony I've ever felt
 
2020-10-24 12:38:15 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Just split the difference and carry a staff.

It's a good pipe storage place too.

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Well, paint me yellow and call me a taxi. That's cool.
 
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