i dont have time to go to the original source but this may help
" A NEW TRAFFIC LAW OBLIGING DRIVERS AND THEIR PASSENGERS TO WEAR REFLECTIVE VESTS WHEN EXITING VEHICLES ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AT NIGHT COMES INTO FORCE AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (FRIDAY) - WITH A WARNING FROM...
"You can always hide your cash in the ATM machine"
For those of us not in the EU, there can be some interesting fees for every withdrawal from an ATM.
I paced myself for a withdrawal every 7-10 days based on expected meal and sleeping costs, so the total amount would not be too high (2,000e...
"Why do I always see someone telling how much weight they saved...then I see them get a book, or books, NB PC, etc out of their bag. Makes no sense."
you may not understand a similar thought process some of us women go through: drink diet coke so you can get the french fries (or dessert or...
Very comfortable I do use the sternum strap under heavy loads to pull it closer to the middle
Or it rubs a little on collar bone
But only at full loads
And as said the weight can be primarily laid onto the hips with this pack
""You might want to try looking at men's shoes. Here in the US a normal width women's shoe is a "B". A normal width men's shoe is a "D". So a wide men's shoe is wider than a woman's wide shoe. Also, men's shoes have more room for toes""
men's shoes also have a wider heel cup. despite my 2E feet...
IMO #1 correct shoes for your foot and prevention
I have tried:
Hikers wool (though I do believe this helped on steeper down hills where sliding into the toe of a trail shoe was more likely despite lacing appropriately)
Liner socks with wool over sock
Darn tough socks etc...
great tip that worked well for me ( ha! just notice the pun!)
I did bring 3 extra pairs of tips because i used my poles all the time
how ever the metal tip tends to punch through the rubber separate from routine wear.
from another suggestion I got plastic washers from the hardware...
in addition to the comments about dust dirt grim and rubber degeneration
some have talked about trouble with the cable
Most of these have access to the cable through the top of the handle - there is an attachment of the cable to the inside of the top which can be adjusted
I used to use a hydration bladder as I wanted to drink as I go but dreaded the weight and the risk of leakage.
but I found the Smart tube which provides a tube/ bite valve that attaches to a clear water bottles of many types. That system is much lighter than a bag , provides flexibility...
I did end up Buying Zpacks carry on bag with the handle. It protected the pack very well
Instead of using it as a bag etc in the pack I shipped it on with some miscellaneous UN necessities
I needed to pack my poles and knife
With tension released from stays, its length is an inch or so longer...
I used the Arc Zip ( a bit heavier than the Blast) on my CF
once adjusted it carried light without annoyance and transferred weight well with good back ventilation
Having a larger capacity never interfered and I was never " tempted to over fill"
in the environment of the Camino it suffered...
1) strongly recommend seek podiatrists input- orthotics could make all the difference for how your foot lands and rolls
2) look hard at your actual shoes size- most stores including REI tried to fit me into their wide widths because that was all they had
once I was actually measured...
you will need something between you and the bed- many albergues require it
i used a pyrethrin sprayed Tyvek under my sleeping bag
you may find that flip flops or ultralight weight sandals/ zoris etc do not provide enough support at your stated weight - so probably wont work as...
"First, the deodorant. I took some and it made absolutely no improvement to the sweaty/smelly issue so I tossed it out"
My feet sweet a lot. I used antiperspirant on my feet at night when i went to bed.
I have used it in other situations to lessen perspiration of my feet (like when in cast...