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Simply Hike Blog - Equipment Advice - Page 15

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What Is The Best Insect Repellent?

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want a personal insect repellent or an area repellent. If you are sitting on the balcony and want...

'Customising' Your Backpacking Rucksack

Customising a backpack doesn't necessarily mean stitching, cutting and adapting. The addition of removable straps, cases and holders can help to ma...

Sleeping Bag Choice For Hikers

When deciding to go on a camping trip there are many things you need to consider, particularly when it comes to choosing the equipment that will ac...

Top Tips For Touring With Tent And Car

If you are used to pitching up at a campsite for an annual holiday of a week or two, then planning a touring holiday means you have to take a step ...

Time To Check Over Tents And Camping Gear

By the time February rolls around, it really feels like that it's time to be camping again. Whatever your style – backpacker, tourer, family - camp...

Lights For Camping

If we relied on daylight to illuminate our camping trips then we'd either enjoy short days or spend several hours stumbling around in twilight and ...

First Aid Kits For Hikers

For most walkers most of the time, first aid is about comfort rather than survival. You don't need to become a paramedic before setting off on a wa...

Top Tips For Adventure Trekkers

Whether it's a holiday trek or a charity walk fundraiser (or both, of course), bear in mind these tips to maintain your health, spirits and good hu...

Enjoy winter walking

Winter has arrived but there’s no need to put away your walking gear. Instead, make the most of the changing seasons and stay active all year round...

Walking Tips For Health And Fitness

If you’re reasonably fit and healthy, then get out walking now. If not, then consult your GP – there’s a very good chance that walking will improve...

Cold Weather Camping Tips

More campsites (like the Camping & Caravanning Club's Troutbeck site pictured) are staying open for longer these days opening up opportunities ...

Map And Compass Navigation For Walkers

For walkers, competent use of a map and compass, even in fine weather on a waymarked route, adds a positive dimension to the landscape beyond knowi...
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