I am also looking into trekking poles for a backpack elk hunt this year and have a couple questions...
How important is having "Anti-Shock" poles?
Also, I am looking for some poles to double as a centerpole for a small tipi or tarp set up. If I use a Ti goat type wood stove next to the center pole, do you guys think the heat will affect the trekking pole? Just don't want any plastic pieces or grips to melt. Most of these stove pipes are recommended to be close to the center pole, so that is why it is a concern. Does anyone have experience with this?
Thanks in advance