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The First Lesson When Hiking with Kids: Be Prepared for Rapid Weather Changes!

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking, with Kids

Last weekend we decided to go for an easy hike with some of our friends. Why did we decide on an easy hike? Because my two-year-old daughter “decided” that she was going to accompany us on this hike. The total distance was 15 km (9 miles) with 930 meters (3,051 feet) ascending and the total time was around 8 hours. It was fun. She was excited as well. The weather was close to perfect. We began our hike from our campsite. Our campsite was in a forest of tall Norway…read more

Hiking trails in the Carnic Alps – Karnische Höhenweg

Posted by in Camping, Hiking

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

New York State Parks Outdoor Adventures

Posted by in Camping, Hiking, Other Sports

Outdoor activities surrounded by majestic mountains are just a few hours north of the hustling, traffic ridden, stressful – but great city – climate of New York’s Manhattan island in the beautiful, healthy, relaxing mountain ranges of Harriman/Bear Mountain, The Adirondacks and Catskill State Parks. The Catskills and Adirondacks are called New York State Parks, but are actually Forest Preserves. and all three parks offer a variety of short and rugged hiking trails, full camping sites and a variety of water sports that cater to families and outdoor groups. Harriman/Bear…read more

How to create an Emergency Survival Shelter from Emergency Thermal Blanket

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking, Tips & Tricks

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