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Cnoc Outdoors updates for April 2017

Cnoc Outdoors updates for April 2017

Spring is here and all the work, planning and testing that we did during the winter is coming to fruition. So as you are getting ready for the hiking season, here is what we have for you: Vertex poles (the carbon ones...) Listening to all of you after buying, using and abusing the poles during the last 6 months, we made a whole range of tweaks to the poles to make them better - here are some of them: Thicker aluminum rings around the ends of the shafts to make them even more durable A newly designed locking button that...

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Gilad Nachmani
Water carrying methods on the trail

Water carrying methods on the trail

Many times, carrying water while backpacking or hiking is vital; and not just 12 oz until the next water hole, but as much as a gallon at a time between water points. When backpacking, there is also the need for water while camping: cooking, cleaning, hygiene, etc, all require water; and camping near a water source is not always recommended. The need to carry water brings up the question of how to do it? Hard bottles? Collapsible bottles? Hydration bladders? Or even just the regular old soda bottle? All are options, but which is best?   As always, the answer...

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Gilad Nachmani
Is fast hiking really about being fast?

Is fast hiking really about being fast?

The tortoise and the hare is one of those stories that everyone has heard at some point: from a school teacher, a coach, a parent or just the book at some point. But in case you somehow missed the whole thing, here is a quick brief: The story concerns a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise. Tired of the hare’s boastful behavior, the tortoise challenges him to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the race. When the hare awakes however, he finds that his competitor, moving slowly but...

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Gilad Nachmani
Post backpacking trip gear care

Post backpacking trip gear care

You had a great trip: 3, 4, 10 days out and about getting wet, muddy, wet again, dry with caked mud or dust – normal life on the trail. All that use and abuse (which is exactly what gear is made for) comes with a price tag: it can really ruin your gear. Taking care of your gear properly will make sure it lasts longer and works better, so make sure that you devote time after coming home to doing just that: taking care of your gear. Personally, I have a few stages of gear care when back home, depending...

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