If you live in a big city, it is easy to forget that we are part of nature and the ecological system, nature has been obscured by houses, roads and other things.
Gladly, I have noticed that in the last year, more people have discovered the "outdoor life" and the joy nature gives us. Think how easy it is to just jump into a pair of shoes and go out into nature and enjoy, but why is it sometimes so difficult? Are there more people than me who quite often deprioritize going out and exercising or going to the gym? My other "must haves" tend to pop up just as I had a thought about going out. Just do it! Also think how nice it is to avoid the stress of booking a session and then crowding with many people at a gym.
Let's hope that the simplest of activities have been given a higher priority by many - I think so. Via the link below, I would like to recommend a video where Julia Roberts talks about our relationship with Mother Nature, watch and reflect.
Those of you who want to take the next step into the wonderful world of hiking will receive below some "worth knowing" from us at re-adventure. If you're missing something in your wardrobe, visit us in store or online, we'll help you solve your problems in a smart way.
1. On your feet: The most important thing is a good pair of boots that you "break in" with shorter rides before your more adventurous hikes. Choose the right size, i.e. both the right length and width. When you try, bring the socks you intend to wear during the hike. I always use 2 pairs instead of a slightly thicker sock. Try which one suits you best and take your time!
If the hiking boots are made of leather and feel a little uncomfortable when you try them on, it will take a little longer to break in than if the boots are made of other materials. Over time, however, they adapt to your feet.
2. On the body: Remember that the clothes must work in different types of weather. The best are garments that protect against both wind and wetness. The clothes should ventilate, dry quickly and warm. Our tip for the outermost layer of jacket/trousers is a thinner garment in softshell or other windproof synthetic material. Do not choose cotton garments such as t-shirts and jeans, it takes forever to get them dry and as you know: damp and wet garments are cold. Please read our previous post: Dressing correctly and clothes according to the weather where you will get tips on what works best for physical activities.
3. On the back: Light is right is a good start, the heavier the bag, the greater the need for rest. It is important to test wearing the backpack, it must be adapted to your back length. If you intend to carry heavy loads, you should test the bag with a gasket so that the carrier belt ends up in the right place. If you're not that tall, you might want to try the models made for women. Here, both shoulder straps and the belt are better adapted. For the shorter day trip, 30–50 liters is enough, for longer hikes with, for example, a tent, you need a minimum of a 60 liter backpack. It is easy to pack too heavy, prioritize lighter materials in sleeping bags, tents & sleeping mats. After your hike, you can write down what you used and what came back unpacked, it makes packing faster next time.
We get smarter together this week:
With a backpack of about 15–20 kilos on our backs, we walk about 3-5 km/hour, that is, one kilometer takes between 12 and 20 minutes if the road is flat. Uphill is another five: count at least 10 minutes extra for every hundred meters of altitude.
Please share your tips with us.