Hiking and sleeping: three ways to set up your tarp

Tent and tarp on a beach

There are very many ways you can set a up a tarp. In this blog post we're going to demonstrate just three of them - the classic A-frame, the more open version of the A-frame and using your tart as a tent raincover.

How to use your tarp on the beach as a sun shade?

Tarp on a beach

I recently hiked to a lovely stretch of isolated beach and made these photos to show you how you can easily use your tarp as a sun shade on the beach. The day I made these images was very windy. It takes a bit of time (10-15 minutes perhaps) to set it up but a large or a small tarp provides excellent protection from the sun in case you need it.

Hiking and sleeping: How to set up an A-frame tarp with hiking poles (with pictures, step-by-step instructions and video)

Tarp campsite sleeping bag water bottle backpack

Setting up a tarp using hiking poles can seem a bit complicated in the beginning but it actually quite easy when you get the hang of it. Here are step-by-step instructions with pictures and some videos to help you manage guidelines and stakes.

How to make a fire when you’re hiking (with pictures and step-by-step instructions)

How to make a campfire firewood tent book

We LOVE sitting by a campfire and sometimes you really need a fire - to dry your clothes or keep warm. It's actually easy to make a fire if you know how to do it. Watch this quick video or follow the photos and instructions below.

Let’s face it – because of the coronavirus crisis, we will not be travelling much in the next six months. Perfect time to start hiking

Berries

Even if countries will open their borders, many people will probably not rush to travel to cities and crowded tourism destinations. We think it's the perfect time to explore the outdoors and start hiking locally.

Moon & Honey Travel bloggers Kati and Sabrina: “we’ve navigated some really difficult travel experiences together”

Moon and Honey

Moon & Honey Travel is an awesome travel blog that we've been following. It's run by Kati and Sabrina and we had the chance to ask Sabrina some questions about their experiences as travellers. We hope you enjoy this interview and check out the links for some amazing hiking destinations and ideas. The World won't be in lockdown permamently. We plan to get out there and hike as soon as it's possible. All the brilliant photographs in this post are made by Kati and Sabrina.

Do I need to buy special hiking clothes for hiking?

Hiker Mountains Andalusia

With very few exceptions, clothes that are specifically designed and made for hiking are much more comfortable than clothes for the city or sportswear. You can wear your hiking clothes in the city but your city clothes are usually pretty awful on the trail.