Previously, I've been carrying 1,75 litres of water with two Nalgene bottles but for the hot GR11, I decided to extend my capacity with two ~0,5 litre water pouches. In addition to that, I'll take with me Sawyer Mini water filter but I might leave its cleaning syringe out as I believe the need of filtering water to be rare (passing by enough good water points). For cooking nothing has changed during the years. I still use my 0,7 litre Evernew UL titanium pot, which is just enough for one person, and Primus Express stove.
First things first: I'm a relic from the past as I don't have gps or smart phone. To find my way, I prefer to be battery-free and to rely on my navigation skills with a map, compass and guidebook. I can't deny it would be handy to have a gps but I feel safer the … Continue reading Gear for GR11: Electronics
This is how it all began back in 2009, me carrying a huge backpack through the Swiss Alps for three weeks. And we didn't even have camping or cooking gear with my friend! (photo by my friend mr. Wolfskin) I am not a gear enthusiast by any means - I don't even have a scale … Continue reading My hiking gear overview 2014
The past winter was a huge disappointment, a total disaster. The one before had been very nice and winterish even here in the South of Finland; I did lot of cross-country skiing and enjoyed the true fourth season. But this one, I waited and waited but it never came. First snow appeared and disappeared and … Continue reading Winter 2013 -2014
I got today a package I had been waiting for: Ultra Light Outdoor Gear had some nice winter sales (they still do) and I thought to make the Gear Purchase of the Year right away. I've been long wanting to update my rain gear so I grabbed a nice new jacket and pants from the … Continue reading Montane Air Jacket & RAB Kinetic Pants