Final preparations for the Te Araroa

Maybe you will never be entirely ready for such a big hike. There is always more you could do. But 2 days before my departure I finally managed to go at least through most of my to do list (a big Excel file started at least half a year ago) and if not in my…

Some DIY for the Te Araroa

I am usually buying my gear as I am never satisfied with what I am able to produce with my own hands! However, there are a few items that are non existant on the market or too difficult / expensive to organize. So over the last few days I have worked out a few items…

Gear for my 3,000km trail

What do you (I!) need for a 3,000km hike? That question was in my mind for at least a couple of months. Ultralight was the initial goal, but other consideration came into play. After searching on too many websites, blogs, forums for THE best tent, sleeping bag, pad, rain jacket,… I came to the conclusion…

Wie schafft man es 100km am Stück zu wandern?

Ein paar Gedanken dazu, wie zumindest ich es geschafft habe die 100km zu wandern… Vieles ist sehr subjektiv, grade beim Thema Schuhe und Blasen muss jeder die für sich funktionierende Lösung finden. Training Ich gehe seit Jahren regelmäßig wandern und auch gerne längere Strecken. Ende letzten Jahres war ich auf dem Harzer Hexenstieg und dem…