Hiking light often comes easy as you start walking

Text and CreativeCommons drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

One of the most used advices to new hikers is to travel light, to go for paper thin-titanium gadgets and other ultra expensive gear.

But instead of spending a fortune on things you might never need,  it is better just to start out with whatever hiking-gear you have, take a few short 3-5 days hiking trips and learn as you walk and meet other hikers, before deciding on the gear you want to invest in and take along on any longer hike. After a few weeks on the trails you will know much better exactly what you need and what you don’t need


Hiker with a backpack that gets lighter and lighter as he walks on

evolution of a long distance hiker


Drawing of a hiker with heavy backpack

Backpacker starting out with heavy backpack

Drawing of a backpacker with a mid size pack

Hiker with mid sized backpack

Drawing of a backpacker with a light pack

Hiker with light backpack


Drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Posted by Frits Ahlefeldt

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