Winter hiking gear list and weights

Winter hiking gear list and weights

I’ve tried to avoid posting a gear list as I’ve never been a big fan of buying the lightest gear and optimising every gram what you carry while hiking. To be exact when I started spending more time in the wilderness, I mostly bought military surplus gears which weren’t light – but bomb proof.

What to know about winter and tents

What to know about winter and tents

I thought spending a night in a tent during winter is somehow hard, mystical. Most of my nights outside I’ve spent in a hammock or a tarp shelter, and not having experience with tents made winter nights in tents even more far-fetched idea.

Why to hike in winter?

Why to hike in winter?

I got asked the hard question: “Why? Why do you want to go out and hike in winter?” That’s a good question! I’ve hiked and camped during Spring, Summer, and Autumn, and I enjoy it a lot. Why should I limit myself to only three seasons instead of four? Winter hiking for sure requires more …

Read More Read More

Hiking pace testing

Hiking pace testing

There is a lot of questions and answers about this matter in Internet: What is an average hiking pace, how fast should I hike, how far should I get in this and that time. As in everything that has to do with hiking, there are a lot variables to keep in mind: is there a …

Read More Read More

Initial trail plan

Initial trail plan

I’ve never hiked in real mountain environment … but the hills are easy rise, right? I made my first iteration of the trail plan. This plan will most likely change, but the initial destination will be Urho Kekkonen national park’s so called remote zone.