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  1. Gibbru

    Walking poles - how to take them on a flight??

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can take my walking poles on a flight, please? I'm flying Ryanair who specifically ban them in hand luggage. Regardless, even taken apart they are too long for my pack (small 30l Mountain Designs pack, I travel light) so if I check them in they would...
  2. Nanc

    poles verses staff

    I have hiking poles and planned to bring them in watching videos and photos of the Camino, I noticed a lot of pilgrims using one pole and carrying the other under their arm. does this seem to be the default position? which raises the question: are two poles needed? would a walking staff do...
  3. LeiaLane

    Trekking poles as carry on?

    Hi, I was so confident about to take the trekking poles inside my backpack as a carry on. But when time is approaching, I'm now kind of nervous..... Is anybody has the experience from JFK or any other US airport with your trekking poles in your backpack as a carry on? My trekking poles are...
  4. tomnorth

    How to use trekking poles--video

    Here is a link to an excellent short video on how to use trekking poles. The vast majority of pilgrims that I saw on the Camino Francés this fall were using their poles in a manner that gave them no propulsion or shock absorption. This video explains what is effective and why it works. When...
  5. Seabird

    Bring extra tips for trekking poles?

    I became a trekking pole convert and use them for all my training hikes. I have Black Diamond Poles, and the tips are still in great shape. I am bringing a pair of rubber tip covers for use on asphalt -- should I also bring an extra set of metal tips? I emailed the company, and they provided...
  6. H

    Buying walking poles in Le Puy

    Hi all. I am finding these forums wonderfully helpful planning my Camino in August this year. I am leaving from Le Puy, planning to walk all the way to Santiago. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is practicable to wait until I get to Le Puy before I buy some walking poles, or...
  7. mla1

    Changing worn-down tips on Black Diamond z-poles?

    Last year when I walked from Le Puy to SJPP I used a pair of Black Diamond Z-poles (which I liked very much). I forgot to carry replacement tips . I was using the rubber tips (the actual screw-in tips that come with the poles, not the rubber covers that you just push on). By the time I got to...
  8. mary flo

    Renting/Passing on Equipment

    Hi all! Have some logistical questions regarding trekking poles. Is there any place that you can rent gear such as trekking poles? I am planning to invest in some new foldable Black Diamonds this year seeing as I do a lot of hiking in New England and wanted to bring them on the Camino but I'm...
  9. Martha Jansen

    purchasing walking poles in St. Jean PdP

    I'm arriving in St. Jean PdP next week to begin my walk. I'm not bringing my walking poles because I don't want to check any of my luggage on the airplane due to multiple stops before I arrive. Are walking poles available and what is the approximate cost to purchase them in St. Jean PdP...
  10. N

    Trekking poles in Oviedo? Very last minute

    Leaving home tomorrow morning and just realized that I can't take my poles because I will be charged $100 for a second checked item on Delta (my poles are an older model and they don't collapse enough to fit in my pack - they are 40 inches long) Can trekking poles be purchased relatively...
  11. Donna Sch

    Buying walking poles in Seville?

    I would prefer not to buy poles in Australia and will be starting my camino in Seville. Can anyone tell me where I can definitely find hiking poles and are Pacer Poles available in Spain. Or should I get them to post them to me in Spain?
  12. Melensdad

    10 reasons to use trekking poles

    Just saw this, thought I would post it for anyone who didn't see the article or doesn't understand the utility of using poles to help you hike. http://m.outdoorgearlab.com/a/11089/Ten-Reasons-for-Trekking-Poles
  13. T

    Pole usage from Sarria to Santiago

    Good day everyone, I am debating to bring poles are not for the last stage of the Camino. I am a believer in poles and have used them quite often when hiking. I know they work for me when it comes to hiking through the woods (trails) or through different elevations. My understanding is that...
  14. raydercha

    Trekking poles

    Yes, no, maybe?
  15. A

    Wood Hiking Sticks/Poles Bring or Buy upon arrival?

    I would really like to take a wood hiking pole/stick but I am a little concerned with transport from the USA. I am planning on flying into Madrid then taking the train to Pamplona and starting the Camino from there. Anyone fly recently from the states with this type of situation? Any advice?
  16. C

    Walking poles or not

    Hi - can I have thoughts on if walking/hiking poles would help with the walk? I was thinking of taking a pair of light weight adjustable poles. CJM
  17. F

    Buying hiking poles on the Camino Frances?

    Hi everyone, In order to avoid flying overseas with my hiking poles, which unfortunately don't fit inside my backpack, I was thinking of buying hiking poles while in SJPDP or somewhere along the way. I once read that wooden hiking poles are for sale a little bit everywhere for 3 to 5 euros...
  18. rioja routard

    walking sticks / poles

    reading the post about new age bores, the subject came up of these metal walking sticks. Surely they are a high tech solution to a low tech problem! When I got tired or needed more support than my legs would give me I would find a stick which would become my friend until I no longer needed it...
  19. C

    Walking poles/sticks Santander

    Where can I get/buy a pair of walking poles/sticks in Santander?