Hiking Footwear 2 – Socks

Hiking Footwear 2 – Socks

* Socks make shoes comfortable for souls * I must confess that I agonise over which socks to buy. But when I get a truly wonderful pair, the feeling I get wearing them is heavenly! This piece is based on the types of socks I use on my hiking programmes over extended...
Hiking Footwear 1 – Boots

Hiking Footwear 1 – Boots

* Boots and souls thrive together in outdoors * The significance of this piece of hiking gear cannot be emphasised enough. The fact that there is abundant advice complicates matters for choice of hiking footwear. I am going to keep it simple here when I share some...
Backpacks – Part-3: Carrying a Backpack

Backpacks – Part-3: Carrying a Backpack

Neatly done things also appeal to our sense of aesthetic! As one walks on the sprawled out trails in the mountains, a neatly packed backpack does not wobble and jiggle and pull one off balance as one negotiates a tricky patch or takes a quick turn to transit from a...
Backpacks – Part-2: Packing a Backpack

Backpacks – Part-2: Packing a Backpack

When working an outdoor leadership course I love taking this class: pack-packing! It can be quite picturesque with everyone’s gear and backpacks laid out to begin with, the subsequent packing in of all paraphernalia, eventually leading to a row of neat, well-balanced...
Backpacks – Part-1

Backpacks – Part-1

Hikers live out of a backpack The term ‘backpack’ specifically refers to a bag that has two shoulder straps. A correctly designed backpack which is properly filled undoubtedly makes life comfortable for a hiker. The opposite is true for an inappropriately chosen or...
Sleeping Bag Packing Tips

Sleeping Bag Packing Tips

A dry sleeping bag is akin to a bed of roses! As the end of the year draws nigh, people get busy with various kinds of preparations… and outdoors people are wont to plan quiet getaways to spend happy times in nature’s lap. No matter how 2020 has been, winter can be a...

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