When it's really cold, what do you wear on your hands? When you are hiking, that is spending all the day outside, it's crucially important to have proper kind of handwear. Here's my choices.
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.
After these last two months let's now return to more normal kind of hiking. Two short stories of hiking with kids in winter: skiing and skating.
Week seven out of nine... Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here's some tips.
Our two month hike through Lapland continues. This is the third week, and last one before food resupply. We had enough food, but some items were in short supply, like bread...
Is there any sense in hiking ultralight? Is it safe? Is it only for marked trails? Can you enjoy your hike if you discard many of the equipment you usually carry? Yes, yes, no and yes.
The typical rule and advice is: Do not hike alone. Still many of us go out there all alone. Which is correct, or could it be that both are?