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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 02-18-2013, 09:49 PM
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I have a casio with altimeter and all sorts of other things that I don't use so much. But absolutel NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:32 PM
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I used to not, then carried for a while, then stopped again - it depends on what challenges I'm prep NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM
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Occasionally. I've got a Timex Ironman with indiglo that I wear sometimes or attach to my shoulder s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:30 PM
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I don't disagree with you. Time isn't that important to me when I'm backpack NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:46 AM
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Suunto Advizor, and before my NEXT 5-day, I'll remember to re-calibrate the compass and altimeter af NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:52 PM
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You mean I'm not the only senior that's had that moment? NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:21 PM
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:29 PM
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I've indicated "sometimes" in the poll.

For quite some time, I haven't been taking a wa NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:44 PM
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I carry a Casio out of habit, but for a couple reasons. Downside is I seem to have to relearn how t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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