4 principles for hiking lighter (+ my tips)

The weight of the backpack is one of the hiker’s enemies. You’ve probably heard or read it – whether it’s my blog or elsewhere. You may have even lived it (like me – around 44 lbs for my first big hike)! You may have come across this article looking for a solution to a heavy backpack. You are in a good place, because it … Read more4 principles for hiking lighter (+ my tips)

Do you make these 2 beginners mistakes on big hikes ?

Among the many mistakes made in hiking, I have selected two that are rather made by beginners on big hikes (several days minimum). Why these two mistakes? Because it’s probably the two main ones I would have liked to avoid during my first big hikes. And also because I saw a lot of people doing them. If you … Read moreDo you make these 2 beginners mistakes on big hikes ?

How to maintain and wash your hiking jacket?

For fear of damaging their Gore-tex jackets or waterproof pants, some hikers do not wash them. It’s silly because a dirty garment does not shed any more with the use and loses its capacities of breathability and impermeability. What does DWR mean? On waterproof clothing, whether it is a hiking jacket, pants or gloves, (DWR) is sometimes … Read moreHow to maintain and wash your hiking jacket?

Camping food : All about Dehydrated, Freeze-dried, … foods

Hiking or trekking is a theme that has been widely covered by adventure magazines, sites and blogs. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A DEHYDRATED, FREEZE-DRIED,  SELF-HEATING AND CANNED FOODS : Dehydration and freeze-drying are two “drying” processes that conserve food and reduce weight and volume to facilitate storage and transportation. DEHYDRATED FOOD : Dehydrated food is drying by heat. Whether … Read moreCamping food : All about Dehydrated, Freeze-dried, … foods