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)
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 ?
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?
A trek can quickly become a mishap even before starting. A canceled flight, a long delay or a lost backpack and this is the beginning of long and tedious run to get back your lost luggage for example. It is better to know your rights to advance your cause as calmly as possible. Short recap of the appeals … Read moreFlight passenger rights
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