In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan talk about mental health. As their jumping-off point, they use a recent paper called Levels of Nature and Stress Response.
This podcast dives into the science to answer the question: are trekking poles worth the weight?
This lightweight trekking poles gear guide discusses the scientific justification for/against poles, and features reviews of 14 models.
Poking poles around for added stability is fairly intuitive, but the full promise of two more legs – greater endurance, building upper body strength, and reducing injury from stress or falls – requires some technique. Try Skip’s straightforward and effective approach!