Are you afraid of getting lost in the woods? Don't let that restrict your hiking hobby! Here's tips how to act if you get lost. Part 2/2: Hiking outside marked trails.
Are you afraid of getting lost in the woods? Don't let that restrict your hiking hobby! Here's tips how to act if you get lost. Part 1/2: Hiking along marked trails.
Orienteering/navigating is one of the most important wilderness skills. However, a hiker doesn't need to be nearly as skilled as a cross-country runner who runs from one checkpoint to next. Hiking kind of orienteering is fun!
Do you use GPX tracks aiding your navigation on a hike? Or would you like to use, but don't know how? There are many ways to use GPX tracks, here's a guide on some systems.
I like to navigate with paper map and compass. However, I have learned how super handy the smartphone map apps are. They show exactly where you are, which way is the trail you were following and so on. Here's tips to map apps, and advice on how to obtain free offline topographic maps for Finland.
The perfect guidebook: Hiking in Finland! Day hiking, multi-day expeditions, skills needed here up north, seasons, hiking with kids, winter hiking, best destinations, GPX tracks, everything about hiking in Finland! 🙂
Story of a 600 km long hike. Outside marked trails, using ultralight approach.