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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 03-11-2013, 05:59 PM
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I used to wear a cheap altimeter watch by High Gear, but it eventually broke. I replaced it with $20 NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:09 PM
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I almost always backpack alone, usually dropped off somewhere to be picked up a week or two later, s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:46 PM
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Yes, I wear a Luminox that I literally never take off. I have an altimeter and the face glows in the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:13 AM
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I used to wear a watch. They never seemed to hold up well and I didn't really use them much. I do NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:56 AM
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I have never worn a watch but have never had too much trouble knowing what time it was within a half NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:57 AM
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I do because I find it can be a really helpful reality check on hiking pace, especially in rough ter NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:02 PM
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I'm one who feels naked without a watch, no matter where I am. I've worn one since age 8. The only NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:39 PM
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I wear a watch only when my cell phone isn't an option.

Multi-day hikes get me a watch. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:16 AM
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I always wear my trusty Eco-drive. It's a little on the heavy side, but my wrist feels naked without NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:44 AM
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My watch I use now is digital but if I have to estimate north, I just use a mental picture of the an NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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