Robert Vinet

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Video ยป Hiking the Faroe Islands

As one of the Faroe Islandsโ€™ first hiking guides, Rannvรก Joensen is part of a community ushering in a new culture of outdoor play.

This video is presented by the Merrell shoe company.

How To Pack For A Long Backpacking Trip

From the folks at Outside magazine.

Capture the North – Exploring Northern Norway

 

From the small lonely islands of Lofoten to the dancing northern lights in Senja, David Jervidal travelled with his father, Tommy Jervidal, for 10 days in the northern part of Norway – to capture some of it’s untamed wilderness.

One Manโ€™s Epic Six-Month Adventure Across the Pacific Crest Trail

James Gabriel Martin writing in Lonely Plant:

Theย Pacific Crest Trailย is a remarkable 2650-mile walking route from Mexico to Canada that passes through California, Oregon and Washington. A National Scenic Trail, it includes stunning deserts, shady woodlands, volcanic peaks and breath-taking views of the glaciated tips of the Sierra Nevada. The sheer size of the trail means that some hikers only do a portion of it, while others choose to take it in sections according to the season. Photographer and creative director Tim Voors decided to undertake the whole thing at once, documenting the exciting journey in a new book that has just been published.

And

โ€œI was inspired by the thought of being totallyย alone. At 43 years-old I had rarely been by myself for longer than 12 or 24 hours. Thereโ€™s simply always people around, be it family, colleagues or friends. It took quite some time to get used to sleeping totally alone under the stars without a soul around for miles. Of course I met lots of people, which was fun and inspirational, but for the most part I hiked alone during the day for six months from Mexico to Canada,โ€ Tim told Lonely Planet Travel News.

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp: 12 Days, 130km, 5,380m

A guide to backpacking stoves

Something that I had to consider for my upcoming adventures is availability of fuel. I chose a multi-fuel stove over an alcohol or propane/butane stove as they offer me more flexibility.

In some areas of the world, denatured alcohol and ethanol are not available, at least not legally. And when you are in a foreign country, the last thing you want to do is disrespect the rules and regulations of that country.

The same thing applies to propane and butane. You might find yourself someplace that doesnโ€™t have your brand of butane canister. Plus Iโ€™m not crazy about carrying around pressurized fuels in non-refillable canisters that Iโ€™ll have to dump into a landfill.

Winter camping can be epic

Sleeping well while winter camping

A backpackerโ€™s guide to One Month in Uzbekistan

, The Guardian

Explore Silk Road heritage, deserts landscapes, Tashkentโ€™s metro and the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in a country encouraging tourists to visit.

The GPS wars are here, or why you need to learn to use a compass

It is important to recognize how vulnerable our technology is and how over-dependent we have become to fragile systems, some of which was built during a more trusting era.

Many things we do today, and much of our economy, relies on global navigation satellite navigation and time keeping. Much of the western economy relies on the Global Positioning System (GPS), an aging, fragile, and vulnerable US military project. Turns out that it can be easily be jammed, hacked, and turned off. And has been. Sometimes unintentionally.

All this makes for a good argument to learn how to use an old-fashionedย compass and read a map. Continue reading

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