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    Opinel vs Mora knives

    Opinel and Mora knives are a staple in the outdoor community. For every cutting task, they are at the ready. In this article, we discuss the differences and choices between the two knives. When getting started in hiking, bushcrafting, or just looking for a knife for cutting chores around the house. The names Opinel and Mora are often recognized in articles and videos. They are old brands that have gained quite the following in the different outdoor communities. Reliable, affordable, and easy to sharpen for first-timers. Let’s dive deeper into the choice of deciding between the two. Quick jump list Opinel Knives Mora Knives Steel types for Mora and Opinel…

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    Trail Meal | Semolina Soup

    This time on Trail Meals is a dead simple recipe that is great for any hike. Semolina soup with only a handful of ingredients. Ultralight and very tasty. The recipe is an adaptation from a few different sources and ideas. And adapted to make it as easy to prepare with limited resources and weight out on the trail. When experimenting with other types of soup ideas I stumbled onto research from an old German cookbook. The recipe described here is not really similar but kind off. Feel free to share the correct way to do it or the traditional way. But I had to improvise a little to make this…

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    Are hiking boots necessary?

    Hiking boots are the traditional footwear for any hiker, with time they themselves have evolved and there are more alternatives then ever. Lets cover them. Doesn’t matter where you go shopping for hiking boots, be it on an online store or in a traditional hiking / outdoor store. The first thing that greets you when you walk into their footwear department is the long wall of different hiking shoes and boots. In this article I hope to shed some light on the different choices that await you. And how you can make the choice for your hiking footwear. Quick jump guide What kind of hiker are you? What trails will…

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    Foraging Wild Food along Hiking Trails

    Foraging Wild Food when hiking is a great way to boost your otherwise shelf stable backpacking meals with fresh ingredients. Here are some tips and plants. Foraging wild edibles and food is something I grew up with since my family always did it. When times are tough or you just want to try it out along your next hiking trip I can highly recommend it. Eating the same few different hiking meals that you have had for the last few weeks can get quite boring. With wild foraged food you can often stretch food supplies, improve or add an interesting flavor and save weight while on hiking trips! Quick jump…

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    Hygiene and Personal care on the Camino

    Staying clean and healthy is not only better for you and your fellow pilgrims, but also has a big impact on how your Camino is going to go. In this article I will go over the different tips and tricks that I picked up on the Portuguese Coastal Camino to Finisterre and in many different hikes in the past. As I am a guy I may forget some girls needs, so I called in some help from an awesome German girl who did the same Camino as I did. More on the female perspective later, or jump to that part in the jump guide down below. Quick jump guide Showering…

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    Trangia stove review

    The Trangia Alcohol stoves have been around for a long time, bombproof and super simple to use. Lets go over all its up and downsides in this review. After playing around with homemade alcohol stoves a lot I finally got a Trangia alcohol stove for my first backpacking trips. I knew about the up and downsides of the stoves, and decided that the Trangia stove was going to be my choice for trips to Sweden, the Netherlands and Scotland. Having an Alcohol stove in Europe is great since the fuel is cheap and readily available. The stoves don’t make a sound like a jet engine, and for camp cooking for…

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    How to take books with you hiking

    Reading a book after a long day of hiking is something a great deal of hikers enjoy. Here is how to take your books on hiking trips. Books are a great way to relax from a long day of hiking. They can give you a nice story before bed or can teach you about all things in life. Depending on the book. For a just in case scenario you can pack a small survival book to help identify wild edibles. Or just read about knights and castles. A favorite book of mine that has become sort of a tradition of mine to bring with me on backpacking trips is Cormac…

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    Light My Fire Titanium Spork review

    As far as outdoor cooking and eating utensils go a Spork is a great way combined with a pocket knife to eat out on the trail. All you need is in there. As Sporks go I have tested quite a few, from the free ones you get in different grocery stores. To metal an plastic ones. Cooking and eating out on trail wile hiking is confined in most cases to a single pot or mug. The Titanium Spork by light my fire is one of the best Sporks out there on the market and has been for a long time. Since its first launch with a mealkit in 2005 the…

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    Cooking with Alcohol Stoves

    Alcohol stoves are great lightweight stoves to take hiking. Fuel availability, price and DIY advantages are some of their perks. Here is how to cook with them. As a long time user of Alcohol stoves they have accompanied me on many hikes in the past and will do so in the future. With their great fuel availability you can go pretty much anywhere with these stoves and not having to worry about the right gas cartridges. Stored in a simple plastic bottle or fancier alternative the fuel can last for a good time if you know how to cook with alcohol stoves. How to cook with an Alcohol stove This…

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    How to take eggs with you hiking

    Eggs are awesome, and they can taste as amazing as how you make them. Here are all the ways to take eggs with you on your next hiking trip! Taking eggs with you on a hiking trip always serves me as a way to have the comfort of home food out on trail. As a 2 egg a day person I can hardly leave my friends at home now can I? That is why I have explored a lot of options to take eggs with you out on trail. Here are some of the best methods to take eggs with you hiking or backpacking! Quick jump guide What kind of…