Hiking Holiday in the Dolomites, Arabba

Every time we go to the Dolomites for a hiking holiday in summer, we choose our “base camp” carefully to make sure that we have easy access to both hiking trails and necessities. Last time we went (which was in summer 2019, thus pre-COVID-19), the choice fell on the top-tier skiing destination Arabba at the…

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You can reach multiple destinations in the Dolomites by bus

Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: Hands-on

In October 2019 Suunto added body resources and sleep tracking to their Suunto 9 watches. I’ve had my Suunto 9 watch since September 2018, but I haven’t been really using these two features until a couple of weeks ago. According to Suunto, the tracking of body resources and sleep requires that you wear the watch…

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Suunto Body Resources and Sleep Tracking: The Basics

Hiking as a Couple: Tips and Advice

While I did do some hiking while pregnant, Blaz did quite some demanding trips on his own in the Dolomites. Once he came back from one, and told me that he had witnessed a couple fighting all the way to the top. “I’m so happy to find out that we are not the only ones!”,…

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Hiking as a couple - a first date hiking along the Adriatic coast

How to Repair a Down Jacket

Outdoor adventures can be hard on your gear, as both cliffs and vegetation expose it to abrasion and tears. We always recommend that you repair your current gear and apparel rather than buying new products incessantly. We have previously made articles about how to repair holes and tears in Merino clothing and how you can…

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How to Repair a Down Jacket - down is fleeing

Outdoor Clothing Glossary

Outdoor clothing sets itself apart from casual apparel by its functionality as it is more crucial how it performs under various conditions than how it corresponds to the current fashion. That entails that outdoor clothing is often described with various technical terms which may be more or less comprehensible. Below we have made a glossary…

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outdoor clothing glossary

Hiking with a Baby: Tips and Advice

In mid-September 2019 I gave birth to our daughter MK, and five months after I wrote the article Hiking Pregnant: Tips and Advice about the things which made hiking pregnant comfortable for me (and hopefully the not-yet born baby as well). Thus, we thought it was about time to make an article about the tips…

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Hiking with a baby - dressed in hat, fleece jacket, Merino clothing and soft boots for a chilly day

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto offers several GPS watches such as Suunto 9, Spartan and Ambit which all support navigation, meaning that the watch can show your current location in relation to a pre-determined breadcrumb route. To create a route, you need to use some kind of route planning software on your PC or mobile device. Until a couple…

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Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto App Review: Can it replace Movescount?

In September 2020, Suunto announced that activities from their watches will no longer sync with the Movescount web platform from mid-October onwards. This was not unexpected as they already in the beginning of 2019 announced that they are discontinuing Movescount and that the Suunto smartphone app is the future of their digital services. Despite that…

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Suunto App Review

Hiking holiday in Bortelid, Norway

During the past years where we have been living in Denmark, we have all the while been talking about going hiking in Norway, which is ‘just’ a ferry ride away. But somehow, we always ended up going south, heading for the Dolomites or the rest of the Alps. Due to the covid-19 situation, however, going…

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Hiking Holidays Bortelid

Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing?

If you are into via ferrata trails, you probably know that via ferrata sets utilize either tear-out webbing or a friction metal plate as an energy absorber/braking mechanism. The energy absorber is what makes a potential fall more tolerable as it stops the fall gradually rather than abruptly, and thus prevents fatal injuries. Even a…

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Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing? On the left via ferrata set with tear-out webbing and on the right an old via ferrata set with friction metal plate