If you’re thinking about hiking and want to be prepared, safe and comfortable, it’s important to distinguish fact from fiction. Here are 5 most common myths about hiking that just aren’t true.
There’s something about being on a journey on foot (or on a bike, or in a sailboat), that works for your benefit in a spiritual way.
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.
If you bring too much food it will add weight to your pack. But if you have too little, you will not have enough energy to stay comfortable. So how many calories do you need in a day when you're hiking?
A headlamp or a small flashlight is one of the essentials that you should have with you even on a day hike.
There are two main options to sleeping while hiking – bringing a tent or a tarp. One option is not better than the other. It’s important that you know the main differences between them.
What to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks when you are hiking?
When you start reading about water purification, it can get complicated. There are various methods and they all have their trade-offs. But there is one method you can always rely on - boiling your water. I use that all the time with no problems.
Here’s why you need trekking poles.
It's almost inevitable that your clothes and gear will get wet sometimes when you’re hiking. It might rain or a water bottle may leak into your bag. What to do and how to get them dry as fast and effortlessly as possible?