Month: November 2018

Night time hiking and temperature estimates for March

Night time hiking and temperature estimates for March

A friend of mine is ex-military, and he suggested that I should plan my route and schedule on my hike so, that I will get the night time hiking experience also. I really like the idea – though it reminds me of my army service… In During March in Northern Finland, there still should be northern lights and bright moon to give some light, and with plenty of snow, you should be able to see just fine as long as the weather is decent.

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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 lot of altitude changes, how much are you carrying stuff, what kind of weather it is, and during the winter most importantly: WHAT KIND OF WEATHER IT IS?

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How to dry gear during a winter hike

How to dry gear during a winter hike

So far I’ve found two ways how to dry gear during a winter hike. I’m sure there are more, and I’m working hard trying to discover them. There seems to be a lot information fighting against moisture, but how to dry wet gear while it’s freezing cold and you are on a trail – that seems to be some black magic which no-one talks about.

Here are the two ways to dry gear I’ve found so far:

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