Hiking Tips

The hiking tips category consists of several subcategories, such as tips for doing Via Ferrata and hiking in Iceland as well as in the Alps respectively; advice on Planning a Trip, Navigation, Food and Hydration, Clothing Materials and suggestions for gifts for hiking enthusiasts; Hiking Gear Checklists and Hiking Gear Guide. Hopefully the articles will answer the majority of your questions for various hiking topics.

All Hiking Tips


How to use barometer on a Suunto watch to predict the weather?

Many Suunto watches are equipped with a barometer which is indeed a very useful feature because it allows you to predict the weather and alerts you if thunderstorms are developing. A barometer measures atmospheric pressure which is the weight of the air from the top of atmosphere all the way down to you. Since the… Read More »

How to use barometer on a Suunto watch

Experiment: Does Polyester Really Dry Faster Than Merino Wool?

High quality hiking base layers are these days made either of polyester or Merino wool and online you will find a lot of information about these two materials, especially pros and cons. Polyester is labeled as quick-drying, durable, light and cheap while Merino wool is considered breathable, pleasant to the touch and extremely moisture-wicking. Many… Read More »

Polyester vs Merino Drying Time - Experiment

How to Train for Hiking and Backpacking – A Beginner’s Guide

Hiking and backpacking are often strenuous activities and thus require that you are in a good shape. However, many people underestimate how strenuous hiking and backpacking are and consequently venture out unprepared. Going on a trail that exceeds your physical capabilities is not only unpleasant but also dangerous. Every year many hikers are evacuated from… Read More »

How to Train for Hiking and Backpacking

How to Pack Lighter for Hiking and Backpacking?

To pack light for hiking and backpacking is a great advantage as you will be faster and less exhausted with a light backpack. In 2010 University of Wollongong in Australia executed an experiment in which they measured the effect of load mass (backpack’s weight) on the posture, heart rate and subjective responses of recreational female… Read More »

How to Pack Lighter for Hiking and Backpacking

How to Adjust to High Altitudes

Activities at high altitudes like mountaineering, climbing and mountain hiking are fun and exhilarating.  But as you go higher, the air’s content of oxygen decreases. However, your muscles need the same amount of oxygen whether you are at sea level or at 10.000 feet. Therefore, you will be slower at high altitudes, whether you are… Read More »

How to Adjust to High Altitudes

Mountain Hiking: The Essential Tips for Hiking in the Mountains

Mountain hiking is a great activity for people of all ages, but before hitting the mountain trails there are some things you should know. Unlike hiking on pruned paths at low altitudes, mountain hiking requires appropriate footwear, clothes and gear because the terrain in the mountains is rougher and the weather conditions harsher. Furthermore, it… Read More »

Mountain Hiking

How to fit a backpack: Shoulder straps, hipbelt and more

When it comes to hiking backpacks, fit is everything. Certainly, a hiking backpack should be lightweight, durable, have convenient pockets and compartments, but an ill-fitting or ill-fitted backpack will never be comfortable on trails. A well-fitting backpack makes the heavy load feel much lighter while a poorly fitting backpack is uncomfortable even when you are… Read More »

How to fit a backpack

Hiking in Summer: 5 Essential Tips

Hiking can be a pure pleasure but in the heat of summer you should take some precautions before hitting the trails. It is very likely that you will encounter high temperatures which will make your body rapidly loose fluids. Therefore, it is essential that you regularly hydrate during the hike and bring enough water with… Read More »

Hiking in Summer - Sun Protection

The 5 Best Sleeping Bag Brands

Whether you are into backpacking, mountaineering or camping, you need a good sleeping bag which will keep you warm during the nights in nature. Sleeping bags vary greatly in warmth, weight, packed size and price. Therefore, it is important that you consider your needs before buying a new sleeping bag. For example, it makes no… Read More »

The North Face

The 5 Best Tent Brands of 2018

Deciding which tent to buy is difficult because there are so many tents available. Tents differ in size, weight, construction, quality and price. Therefore, it is important to consider your needs before making the purchase. In the following we selected the five best tent brands to make things a little easier for you. The tent… Read More »

Best Tent Brands