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Thru-Hiking: What Is a Thru-Hike?

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking

THRU HIKING Hiking as we know is used to describe an adventure that involves long walks across the countryside. Hiking can take hours or days and it can be a daunting, yet interesting task. Hiking alone can be stressful but imagine how stressful taking long walks of over 2000 miles that can go on for weeks or months whilst having to complete the said journey at a specified time can be. These types of walks are called thru-hiking and because they are really stressful, it takes a lot of preparations…read more

Hiking trails in the Carnic Alps – Karnische Höhenweg

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On the Trail of History The „Karnische Höhenweg“ is a long distance hiking trail. It starts at the Tyrolian town of Sillian and leads 150 kilometers along the border between Austria and Italy, through the Karnian alps, all the way to Villach. Beautiful nature and mountain tops, many of which are more than 3000 meters high, guarantee for astonishing views. The trail itself is at an altitude between 1800 and 2200 meters above sea level. To complete the whole trail, you should plan about 7-10 days, depending on your fitness…read more

How to Choose the Perfect Backpack

Posted by in Gear, Hiking, Tips & Tricks

The perfect backpack for adventuring out in the wilderness is light, water-resistant, is big enough to fit all your gear and has many compartments. But the most important fact, which is often forgotten, is that the perfect backpack is comfortable to carry. No one is eager to have a sore back and shoulders. So, what must be considered when choosing an adventure backpack? Finding the bag Usually, the best place to find a high-quality backpack is your local outdoor shop. You could also find great deals on the internet, but…read more

How to create an Emergency Survival Shelter from Emergency Thermal Blanket

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Necessary items: 1 or 2 Thermal Blankets 40 ft (12m) of rope (tendon) 1/16 inch (2mm). Also, similar stuff could be used. Small chunks of wood or other stuff that could be found around when building the shelter. The shelter can be built with only 1 blanket, or with 2 as well, depending on your necessity. Also, this shelter can be easily adapted according to the weather (sunny days, rain, wind, snow… summer, winter or any time of the year). Because the Emergency Thermal (Mylar) Blankets are compact, ultra-light and…read more