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View Poll Results: Do you carry a watch on your backpacking trips?
Yes, always 46 77.97%
Yes, sometimes 9 15.25%
No, never 4 6.78%
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:19 PM
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Do you carry a watch on your backpacking trips?

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:56 PM
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Yes, now a Casio, with lots of nice features such as barometer, etc.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:38 PM
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i've a nice soviet navy wristwatch, all brass and titanium(doesn't set off metal detectors as it tur NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Yes, I always do. I can usually tell time pretty well by the sun during the day, but it's handy to NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:57 PM
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My watch is also an altimeter. I've learned (the hard way) to also carry a spare battery for it in m NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I also carry an old Casio watch with altimeter/barometer. On some trips, the barometer and weather NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:01 AM
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I said I use the chrono feature to....
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:23 AM
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:20 AM
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I wear an older model of the women's Axio Mini, which has altimeter and, of course, barometer but no NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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