# How do you pace off the distance........

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• 07-18-2011, 21:32
Wise Old Owl
How do you pace off the distance........
Ok I have the HH and I noticed I can find the trees, but the distance can be decieving.... what do you do?
• 07-18-2011, 21:41
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Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl
Ok I have the HH and I noticed I can find the trees, but the distance can be decieving.... what do you do?

My arms spread apart are close to 6' in span. Each hiking pole is 3.5' - 4' long. So with my arms spread apart with poles extended I have a fair idea of distance...I look for trees that are at least as far apart as this spread.

The only time I need to do this is if I have any doubt whether the trees are far enough apart. Otherwise eyeballing it works for me.
• 07-18-2011, 21:44
zukiguy
Hiking Poles
I'm 6'0" tall and have my poles adjusted to a little over 4". So if I grab each pole and stretch my arms out in each direction I'm just shy of a 14' reach. This makes it easy to find a pair of trees the right distance apart without a bunch of pacing.
• 07-18-2011, 22:00
Wise Old Owl
Great that's what I was looking for. pacing kinda sucked.
• 07-18-2011, 22:22
JaxHiker
Hmm, I just eyeball it.
• 07-18-2011, 22:30
hiker_DC
Two of my average steps is 5 feet.
• 07-19-2011, 03:07
redhawktx
I usually pick two trees that look about right and run a ridge line between them. I then put my tarp over the ridgeline and find out they are two close together. Next I curse quietly to myself so as not to offend anyone camping close by and then pick two more trees. I repeat this process until I locate two trees that are an appropriate distance apart. This method has never failed me.
• 07-19-2011, 05:32
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Originally Posted by redhawktx
I usually pick two trees that look about right and run a ridge line between them. I then put my tarp over the ridgeline and find out they are two close together. Next I curse quietly to myself so as not to offend anyone camping close by and then pick two more trees. I repeat this process until I locate two trees that are an appropriate distance apart. This method has never failed me.

I too have found this to work 100% of the time :lol:
• 07-19-2011, 10:32
jwright
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Originally Posted by redhawktx
I usually pick two trees that look about right and run a ridge line between them. I then put my tarp over the ridgeline and find out they are two close together. Next I curse quietly to myself so as not to offend anyone camping close by and then pick two more trees. I repeat this process until I locate two trees that are an appropriate distance apart. This method has never failed me.

Then realize that the wind/rain is blowing right down the ridgeline, so curse slightly louder, buch up/take down tarp, turn 90 degress to one side and start process all over again, much to the amusement of my now tent dwelling, dry friends.
:lol:
Jason
• 07-19-2011, 11:10
leepingreenlizards
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