Why I dislike long distance hiking

If you have spent any time on YouTube or read blogs about long-distance hiking then you will find that the focus is always on the positives and rightly so. Long-distance hiking, whether that is on a pilgrimage trail spending time in hostels, or on a 6-month hike across the Pacific Crest Trail backpacking with a…

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A lighter pack hack

If you walking a trail without camping gear then ideally you should be carrying no more than 10% of your body weight. If you are going on a multi-day backpacking trip with a full loadout then try to aim for no more than 15% of your body weight. Keeping your pack weight down to a…

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How to keep warm when winter camping

If, like me, you are a cold sleeper, then trying to keep warm while backpacking and camping in the winter months is a challenge. It seems such a waste of valuable hiking time and being in nature if you miss out on those colder months. Hiking in the winter brings a completely different experience to…

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How to choose a good waterproof jacket

This was a question recently asked on the Adventure Geek Facebook Page. The answer went into a longish list of things to consider, so I thought it best to produce a little blog about my opinion on waterproof jackets. I have a whole range of waterproof jackets. Some are super expensive and others are cheap…

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