Emergency Bivy

April 20, 2012

When you’re out walking in somewhat remote or exposed areas, it’s always a good idea to bring an emergency bivy sack. I always pack a small emergency bivy, which weighs less than 100g and costs about €20. That alone should justify the purchase and space in the pack. Why bring one? For emergencies, to wait […]

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Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter

April 16, 2012

Great post about the Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter by Philip at Sectionhiker: Once everything is connected, put the clean bag below the dirty bag and let the filtering begin. Once there are few inches of water in the clean bag, it’s important to lift it above the dirty bag, so that any air bubbles in […]

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Hammock Camping by Derek Hansen

April 12, 2012

I have mentioned it on the blog a couple of times before: I am an avid hammock camper. There is so much good to say about hammock camping and most people experience camping bliss and the first real good sleep outside their beds when they succeed to have their setup perfected. I am not exaggerating. […]

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The Story of Exped

April 12, 2012

I always enjoy to hear and read about the origin of outdoor companies. One story I have never been aware of is Exped's. I always just assumed that being a company located in Switzerland, their origin is to be found in the Swiss alps but of course, that is only part of their story.    […]

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