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Old 04-05-2012, 09:34 PM
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Ranger / Pace Counting Beads

Since September I've been a full time student attempting to remake myself.
Weekends are spent playing catch up with house chores and school assignments.
The results have been an expanding waist line and very little time outdoors.
Not the makeover I was anticipating.
It was time to get away from the books & get some outdoor time.
I decided, time wise, day hiking in the local area was doable.
Just north of town here, Duke University owns a scattering o NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:38 AM
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Tonto,

I have seen those Ranger beads before and thought they would be a good applicat NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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I've done a little counting of paces on the trail but found it too distracting as well. Now, I just NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:45 AM
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I have ranger beads on my pack strap. I've never had a pedometer. I can estimate mileage from a map NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:18 PM
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The Long & Short Of It

Pedometers???
Bah!!!!
Us old guys LIKE old school.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:42 PM
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I had a friend who was in Ranger training and he told me about the pace counting and beads and I act NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:35 PM
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they're a really fun tool, i keep them on ever pack.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
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Hiking In Chains

Ok, so here's another variation on the Ranger Bead thing.
It wasn't mentioned in my first ess NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:33 PM
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If you are using paracord to make pace beads, one tip is to use a single strand of the core to help NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:56 PM
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Ah-h-h-h...!

Trying to assimilate all the above math...not too successfully! NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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