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@_lifeintent_ See full size profile   We divide the process of choosing a tent into logical steps. Simple questions, tips and reviews will help to choose the best tent for your adventure.

1 year ago

Light trekking shoes are used by backpackers for a long distance hiking with long ascents and descents, even if you have to move around in a hot climate. Unlike sneakers and sandals, tracking shoes better fix the ankle and protect it from hits and rubbing. In such shoes, rain, dirt, sand, and insects fall less. Most shoes for light trekking are protected from moisture by a membrane, but they are not suitable for use in low temperature and snow conditions. It is absolutely incompatible with devices for traveling on ice and snow. Don't forget about trekking sticks, which greatly simplify overcoming distances!

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Hiking — nonchalant walks along the trails in large parks or reserves. Usually, these walks performed under favorable weather conditions, so, you can choose trekking sandals or sneakers. It's better when the sneakers positioned by a manufacturer as intended for hiking or cross-country walking — they are stronger and has a base with a special coating. If you plan to move in the rain, it's better to use sneakers with a special membrane or light trekking boots.

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Сorectly picked footwear is an assurance that your feet will always be dry. Also, you will be less tired, which means that you will fully enjoy your adventure. It seems to be simple to go to the store and choose the shoes you liked. But it's easy to get lost in the presented choice. We will try to help you to choose the excellent shoes for your adventure. We try to divide footwear into following types: • for hiking (ordinary one or two days walks away from civilization) • for light trekking (multi-day hiking to the mother-nature) • for heavy trekking (multi-day hiking including bad weather conditions) • special shoes (hiking on a wide variety of terrain, mountain and ice climbing) Each of these types we consider in our next tips.

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There are several clothing options for the base layer. However, we recommend to chose the synthetic underwear. Its function is not to keep the heat (it is unlikely that you will freeze while you move intensively), but to draw the sweat away from the surface of the skin. Special synthetic fibers do not absorb moisture, but transfer it to their surface and take the water out, leaving the body always dry. In such underwear, you will never feel the sweat drip down your back. The synthetic underwear should be dressed like a second skin. So if there is any doubt about the size, it is better to choose a smaller, rather than a larger one.

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The mid layer of hiking clothes is needed in cold weather to provide additional heat, even if you spend the night in a tent. It can be a waistcoat, fleece sweatshirt, and fleece sweatshirt. Also, the mid layer should be more loose-fitting than the base layer, as this leaves insulating air between the layers. All mid layer clothes are divided into two main types of insulation materials: • natural (wool, cotton, fluff, etc.); • artificial (fleece, etc.).

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In a hiking, the shell layer of clothes is a set of jacket and pants. The main purpose of this set is to protect you from the wind and rain and keep you dry. Jacket It is excellent if the Jacket had an internal pocket for the gadget, adjustable cuffs, and a hood. The presence of ventilation holes is also an advantage. The parts of a jacket, which have contact with backpack's straps, should be reinforced with special inserts made of durable material. Also, the jacket should allow you to make any movements. The length of the sleeves must be enough even if your hand up. Pants It is good if your pants have zippers on the sides. This will allow you to dress and remove them without taking off your shoes. In addition, it will allow them to be used for ventilation Bear in mind, if you are not a hunter and not a spy — it is better to choose bright colors. It will help your group to see you even at a great distance.

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Actually, with the wrong choice of clothes for traveling, it is possible to turn your journey into hell and miss the pleasure of communicating with mother-nature. The fact is that when we are active, we release a lot of heat. The body reaction is sweating (this can happen even if the weather is cold.) So, the clothing gets wet and, after activity, we can freeze very hard. Also, our comfort is greatly affected by windproof. A strong wind (if our clothes do not block it) can cause a serious body hypothermia. Another important circumstance is the air humidity. In a dry climate, freeze and heat are much easier to transfer than in a wet one. Precipitation and wind can make a backpacker's life unbearable if he is not ready for this. Bear in mind about the sun! Because of ultraviolet radiation, the sun rays are very dangerous and lead to disastrous results. That's why you should use clothing that completely covers the body. To make a long story short, there are three main layers of clothes: ● Inner or base layer ● Mid layer ● Shell layer We will tell you about them in our next tips.

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Choosing the proper backpack is an important part of any trip. Too big — you’ll have too much extra weight. Too small — you’ll never fit anything in. Pick the wrong material — your stuff will be waterlogged. There are some recommendations out there that can help you to choose the best one. The first one — you need to choose the backpack with necessary space within. The longer your trip, the size of the backpack should be more. So, for a 1-3 days hike, a backpack of 40-50 liters is enough. For the longer trip, we recommended you ​​50+ liters one. The second — take care of your back and shoulders. Your backpack must have the waist belt. The straps should have been soft, but elastic, and not too thin. The distance between the straps should match the width of your shoulders. In the back of the backpack, there must necessarily be metal or plastic plates. Usually, they are inside the back and can't be seen. Something more? — The presence of a rain cover and extra pockets outside is good.

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You already know how to chose a tent for ski-tour, which gadgets to use and what to do if an accident or an avalanche is happened. we want to show you the list of most popular tracks in the US: • Wasatch Mountains (3-days tour) • Rock Creek Hut (3-days tour) • Alaska (2-7 days tour) • Sierra Nevada High Route (7-days tour) • Pear Lake Hut (1-day tour) • Mount Shasta (1-5 days tour) • Sierra Nevada Sawtooth ridge (4-days tour) • Mammoth Lakes area of the Sierra Nevada (1-day tour) • Grand Teton National Park (2-days tour) • Gore Range (3-days tour) • Colorado Haute route (5-days tour)

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Each rider must know the rules of descent into the fresh powdered snow to avoid getting into the avalanche. One of the most important rule — all riders in the group must have avalanche survival equipment, which we talked about in the previous tip, and be able to use it. The second rule — you should ride one by one. Next — to know the state of the avalanche hazard on the day of descent. Bear in mind: you must be ready for an avalanche at any time of descent. What to do if trouble begins? • Maximally quickly move sideways • If it's no possibility to go sideways, try to disperse along the line of falling and go aside Get Buried in Snow? • Try to hold one arm straight above your head • Dig an air pocket around your face • Save energy, keep calm, and wait for rescuers to come

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To prevent injuries and accidents in a ski tour, we strongly recommend you to learn this list of simple but important rules: • Everyone is responsible for his own life • Never go ski-tour alone • Everyone in group should have an avalanche equipment • You must set up your ski-tour tent in a safe place • Security — is the main priority • You should be ready to turn back • You should have all tools from our previous tip If the accident happens: • Try to contact the rescuers by radio or phone • Check victim's breathing (if he is not breathing or breathing is inadequate, it will be necessary to provide artificial ventilation) • Check the pulse on the carotid artery. If there is no throbbing, indirect heart massage is performed • If someone was getting a bruise, stretching or muscle rupture — bind elastic bandage for joint immobilization • If someone was getting a craniocerebral injury — lay him on his side or back

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You already know how to chose a tent for ski-tour, but what else do you need to take in ski-tour to survive? Here is the list of must-have gadgets: • Avalanche backpack — backpack with an airbag, which will considerably increase the chances of survive in an avalanche. First of all, it should be equipped with ski/snowboard attachment system. Another important characteristic is the size: correctly selected backpack gives the load better on the back and does not put pressure on the shoulders. • Beacon • Probe • Shovel • Rescue howler • GPS • Radio • First aid kit • Sunglasses More info about them you can find in our next tip.

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Using simple tourist tent for ski touring will be uncomfortable and very dangerous! It should be ready for cold temperatures, snowfall and strong wind. So, what features should a ski touring tent have? • Snow skirt: it helps to protect the tent from the wind and snowstorm. • Strong frame: people, who go ski touring, use the tents with a strong frame to be ready to withstand heavy snowfall and powerful wind. • Membrane: it protects against wind and moisture, solves the problem of ventilation and provides the necessary thermal insulation.

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Ski touring is the passage of routes on the cross-country terrain on special skis with special bindings, including uphill and downhill travel without needing to remove it. It is a combination of a mountain skiing and backpacking, as well as the possibility of skiing on such slopes, which are impossible to reach on the lifts. Ski touring has been approving by skiers seeking untouched snow. It requires autonomous navigation skills and may include route finding through potential avalanche terrain. Often, ski tours may extend for more than one day so you may need a special tent for doing this.

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Our next advice devoted to what do you need to take with you in the winter hike in addition to winter tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat or mattress: • Wear. Winter hiking boots, warm socks, fleece or wool hat and gloves, waterproof shell mitts, insulated waterproof and windproof jacket with attached hood, hard shell waterproof and windproof pants, fleece jacket, fleece pullover, fleece and insulated vest • Mug, bowl, and spoon • A good knife for all occasions • Headlamp with extra lithium batteries • Personal and group first aid kit • Map • Compass • Fire starting materials. That's almost all equipment you need in the winter hikes to make your trip safe and comfortable.

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It is impossible to imagine a winter hike with a comfortable and safety overnight stay in the tent without mats and mattress. If in the summer we use mats and mattress just for comfort on uneven ground and minimizing the sliding of the sleeping bag and the insulating ability taken into account rather rarely, then in winter, when the air temperature (and, more importantly, the temperature of the earth) falls below 41 °F, this criterion becomes dominant. The heat-insulating ability of the mats and mattress determined by the value of its thermal resistance (the higher this value, the warmer the mat).

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Small wonder that the sleeping bag is a best friend of any backpackers. A properly selected bag can make all the difference to a restful night’s sleep whether you are camping. The sleeping bag does not heat our body but keeps it warm. The warmth of bag depends on the amount and quality of its insulation. High-quality models use high-grade insulation and thus need a smaller amount of material. Therefore, they are very light and pack down. Note that lightweight equipment minimizes the burden on your body during activities such as backpacking, hiking, mountaineering, etc.

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You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know, that the summer tent will be useless in winter and will not intend with the cold weather. Of course, you can use any tent anytime you want, but this will be a very irrational decision. First of all, a summer tourist tent is lightweight, and its construction is much simpler than the winter one. In this way, the winter tent has a tough frame and a special skirt to protect backpackers from the wind and snowstorm. Also, the winter tent is more resistant to long-term precipitation due to the denser material. So, we recommend you to use our service. It will help you to choose the right tent to make your trip comfortable and safe.

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