Ultimate List of the Essential Tools for Winter Hiking

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Guest Post by Chris Beattie For survival on a wintry hike, even for one day, you need the right tools. No self-respecting hiker would set off into the wilderness ill-equipped because nature and the weather tend to be highly unpredictable. Here are some of the key items you’ll need, and some you’ll just want for happy trails this winter.

Photo by blmiers2 from Flickr

1. Resilient footwear

As if tramping for miles

Ultimate List of the Essential Tools for Winter Hiking

Mala Beach in New Footwear

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A coastal walk that produced a few stressful moments – and a stress-free shopping experience This is the story of two firsts.

The first “first” first: never before had we organized a Monaco to Mala Beach hike for a group that was larger than our own little family. But this time, the invitation to take part in the 5 km walk from Monaco to Mala Beach had been extended to all members from

Mala Beach in New Footwear

Product Review: Hiking Pants or Fanny Pack?

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Product Review: What’s Best for a Day Hike? Where to put all the stuff you need for a short outdoor trip? We put two popular alternatives to the test.

What size bag or pack to bring is one of hiking’s perennial problems. This is particularly true for day-hiking trips because even a day-backpack is often too big to store just the water bottle, the sandwiches and the camera.

Two alternative solutions

Product Review: Hiking Pants or Fanny Pack?

A Hiking Guide Book Review

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A Hiking Guide Book: “26 Gorgeous Hikes on the Western Cote d’Azur”

Available on Amazon.co.uk

I have come across many a hiking guide book in my time, good ones and bad ones in sufficient numbers that I feel qualified not only to tell the difference but also to identify the criteria on which an assessment like this may be based. My personal list of “dos and don’ts” runs like this:

Good hiking

A Hiking Guide Book Review

Tips for First Time Hikers

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Guest Post Some Tips for First Time Hikers

If you aren’t addicted to easy hiking yet, there’s no better time to start now that autumn is here.

Blacks, a leading chain selling outdoor clothing, camping equipment, tents and sleeping bags, are now in partnership with The National Trust, and together they are encouraging the nation to enjoy the British countryside.

Easy hiking isn’t

Tips for First Time Hikers

The Hiking Boots Mini Guide

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A Hiking Boots Mini Guide When you are planning a hike, you want to make every fragment of it easier and enjoyable – choosing your equipment is part of that.

The right jackets, socks, tents and backpacks are all important – but the proper footwear is the one thing you need to get dead right. A blister free hike is one thing but a quality pair of boots can help you

The Hiking Boots Mini Guide

Finding The Ideal Outdoor Shoes

"Hiking boots in every port"

My Ideal Outdoor Shoes

Price comparison sites are all the rage. They allow you to compare different providers of gas and electricity and different offers of cheap car insurance, different airlines and different types of meerkats. Some even extend the range of their offerings to sportswear.

I did not know this either until Idealo contacted us and asked us whether we were interested in the goods listed on their price

Finding The Ideal Outdoor Shoes

Hi-De-Hi Au Vieux Campeur In Paris

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A Visit to Au Vieux Campeur in Paris Let’s get this out of the way now. This is NOT a sponsored post.

I have not received a Euro cent (or a penny) from Au Vieux Campeur in Paris, and not a free book or a free map either.

In fact, the Vieux Campeur is not even aware that he is going to feature in a blog post on this

Hi-De-Hi Au Vieux Campeur In Paris

Review: Our New Hiking Boots

"Keen hiking boots from Nature Shop"

A few weeks ago, Nature Shop approached us kindly asking whether we were willing to review some – or indeed any – of their gear.

What Hiking Boots We Chose

After all, easy hikers, in general (and this easy hiker in particular), do not need much in terms of equipment. A $500 Arctic Explorer jacket, for example, are best worn in their natural habitat – in the local Waitrose on a

Review: Our New Hiking Boots

Choosing An Easy Hiking Backpack

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A guest post by Richard Davidian Ph.D. How to Choose an Easy Hiking Backpack Every sport has its equipment. Some sports have very little equipment to choose from. Other sports have long lists of items that vie for your attention.

Hiking and backpacking fall into the latter category. There are many things to choose from in the way of equipment: clothing, tents, different types of food and backpacks are just some of

Choosing An Easy Hiking Backpack