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Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
Being in the legal business and fond of backpacking, I couldn’t refrain from mentioning this recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR): Stephen Peter Gough aka the ‘naked...

In Chaff » Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
November 05, 12:53pm

four times
I've done the trail four times. More tips:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
November 03, 12:51pm

Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
> The TSA says hiking poles can't be carried on the plane So sprain an ankle and hobble in, supported by your medically-essential walking sticks. +1 But I doubt proper trekking poles...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 1:08pm

Re: Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
I see my name has been mentioned :-) My number one tip is to get the Cicerone trekking guidebook, written by Paddy Dillon (AFAIK the only English guidebook on trekking in Iceland). Can be purcha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 13, 1:41pm

hybrid solution: huts as bail out option
You should be prepared for every 3-season weather scenario thinkable. The wind, which can be ferocious in Rondane, would be my primary concern. Most of Rondane is above tree line. If you are willi...

In GEAR » norway september
August 19, 12:29am

245 vs 255
Hi David, I have both the 245 as well the 255. The 245 shares the same upper as the 235, but the 245 has a rock plate. The 255 is a tiny bit snugger than the 235, but nothing significant (the r...

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 15, 12:53am

A puffy will provide you much appreciated comfort during camp shores (read: resting and eating outside your tent). I wouldn't be able to leave without it. Thus IMHO worth the weight penalty. ...

In Gear Lists » Hiking north of the Arctic Circle, late August
August 13, 10:44am

rain pants: yes
Hi Troy, I’ve done some hiking in that region in August (Sarek). You should be prepared for both prolonged (cold) rain, sleet and snow. So yes, I would bring rain pants after reading you’ll ...

In Gear Lists » Hiking north of the Arctic Circle, late August
August 12, 11:47am

Warning sign indeed
Hi James and Amy, Again superb writing, as usual. Thanks. I am looking forward for your next adventure. Might I ask what made you choose the AAT? It isn't exactly one of Europe's bes...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 06, 7:30am

independently or organised?
First things first: will you visit the region independently or organised? And if independently, do you prefer backpacking independently or with support (guide and/or pack horses)? Will you trek so...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ladakh, Zanskar
June 12, 11:31am

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