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Hello,

What kind of trekking poles do you guys use for backpack hunting? Does the locking mechanism on the telescopic poles slip under pressure?

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This is my vision of your question.

Shovel handle. Screw and a thick machine washer on the end. Enough to prevent damage to the wood. Thick enough to tie a knife to, if need be. Heavy enough to swing.

Decorate it. Fine sanded and linseed rubbed. Waxed.
 

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This is my vision of your question.

Shovel handle. Screw and a thick machine washer on the end. Enough to prevent damage to the wood. Thick enough to tie a knife to, if need be. Heavy enough to swing.

Decorate it. Fine sanded and linseed rubbed. Waxed.
To clarify, I meant do you use a 3 piece pole vs a telescopic pole. I have heard that the locking mechanism on telescopic poles slip under heavy load.
 

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Sissy Stix ... SISSY STIX - Backcountry PRO

Carbon fiber upper. Aluminum lower. Uses level locks. Have worked well for me under load of 60-70# packs.

I personally wouldn't use telescopic with the "screw" type locks. They cannot hold up. Slips to easy.
 

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I use telescoping - I have several sets of them for backpacking trips I lead. Got them all on Amazon and they were cheap. I think they were called something goofy like “Freedom of Walking” they have been pretty much bulletproof and I have packed out some crazy heavy packs in rough country and they don’t slip at all.


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