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Backpacker Magazine – January 2013

Mileage Master Skills

Going the distance? Use these tips to ease big-mile trips.

by: Rachel Walker

You can do this IT band stretch in the field. (Supercorn)
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You can do this IT band stretch in the field. (Supercorn)

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Transform your phone into a satellite communicator with DeLorme’s inReach for Smartphones app (startup $250; subscriptions $10/month;; it allows two-way messaging with pole-to-pole coverage. Or, add SPOT Connect to your SPOT GPS tracker to send texts, emails, and Facebook and Twitter updates through your smartphone (startup: $170; subscriptions: $100/year; If you’re going overseas, unlock your phone (check with your service provider; for a fee they’ll often provide an unlock code). When you arrive, you can buy a cheap SIM card ($10 to $30) to connect locally.
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Leave your phone off except at each daily high point or when in towns, when you can attempt to connect to the network by powering on in phone mode. Carry a 10-ounce Solio Classic2 battery pack and solar-charge panel ($100;, which stores enough juice to charge a smartphone 2.5 times.

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