How much water to take on a hiking trip?   Recently updated !

Hiking is a strenuous activity which makes our body rapidly lose fluids and thus sufficient hydration during a hike (as well as before and after) is very important. Failing to provide your body with enough water results in decreased physical and mental performance and can in the most severe cases cause delirium, unconsciousness and death.… Read More »

How much water to take on a hiking trip?

Krn Trail – Hiking the Alps

I would also advise against taking this route in very wet conditions due to the risk of slipping. For the way down I used the Eastern Dreznica Route which is technically undemanding. To those who are uncomfortable with heights I highly recommend taking the Eastern Dreznica Route both ways. Skip down to the point Getting… Read More »

Krn Trail - While climbing you are surrounded by steep slopes

Best Lightweight Tarps for Hiking

A tarp is basically a sheet of waterproof fabric that can form a decent shelter when attached with guylines to trees, trekking poles, rocks or any other stabile things. Tarps are by far the lightest portable shelters; a high-quality tarp that can form a shelter for one to two persons can weigh as little as… Read More »

MSR Thru Hiker 70 Wing

Asics Fit-Sana Contour Tank Top – First Hand Review

A tank top in a sophisticated material with a built-in bra is great for low to medium impact activities like hiking, climbing and mountaineering. It can be used on its own when hiking in warm weather or under insulating layers in colder conditions. I was keen to test the Asics Fit-Sana Contour tank top due… Read More »

-Asics Fit-Sana Contour Tank Top - From the back

The Best Merino Wool Base Layers for 2016

A base layer is one of the most vital pieces of hiking clothing as it is in direct contact with the skin and therefore significantly influences your comfort level and performance. Base layer clothing is responsible for managing moisture, protecting the skin (UV rays, chafing etc.) and maintaining the body’s natural temperature by reducing thermal… Read More »

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Crew Top

Cima del Cacciatore Trail – Hiking the Alps

Cima del Cacciatore GPS Route and Trail Description Equipment On this hike my girlfriend was testing the Asics Fit-Sana Contour Tank while I was wearing an Icebreaker Tech T Lite Merino wool t-shirt, Montane Terra Pack pants, Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid hiking boots, Woolx Merino Boxers, baseball cap and socks made of Coolmax fibers. I… Read More »

Cima del Cacciatore - The Summit is seen while traversing the ridge

Icebreaker Tech T Lite T-shirt – First Hand Review

Merino wool base layers are becoming increasingly popular among hikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts due to the softness, great odor-control and superb temperature regulation of the fabric. For long it has been believed that all wool clothing is too warm for anything but winter use, itchy and offers inferior performance to synthetics, but this… Read More »

Icebreaker Tech T Lite - On the trail

Jof di Miezegnot Trail – Hiking the Alps

Jof di Miezegnot GPS Route and Trail Description Equipment As I knew that the hike is physically demanding, I wanted to hike as lightweight as possible. Therefore I was only carrying a rain jacket, fleece jacket, sun cream, food, water and some accessories in the Osprey Talon 44 backpack. However, as it was sunny and… Read More »

Jof di Miezegnot - Summit

Best Bivy Sacks for 2016

A portable shelter comes in very handy during multi-day hiking trips as it allows you to set up camp almost anywhere and anytime you like rather than having to reach accommodation facilities such as for example mountain huts.  While tents are the most versatile and comfortable, you might find a tent to be too heavy… Read More »

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

Nanos Trail – Going Scrambling

Nanos GPS Route and Trail Description Equipment As I arrived to the starting point by car and the weather was nice I didn’t carry much equipment with me. I was wearing a WoolPro Agena long sleeve Merino wool t-shirt, Montane Terra Pack pants, Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid hiking boots, socks made of Coolmax fibers and Woolx… Read More »

Nanos Trail - Rocky Terrain