Hiking is a nice hobby, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced walker. The four seasons of the north make hiking and varied. Seasons also set different requirements, especially in terms of equipment.
1. Try a day trip
Day hiking is the most common form of hiking. A couple of hours of excursion is enough to prepare for clothing. Choose the route in advance depending on the length you want to make. General routes are well available, such as the length of the route, the condition of the path / road, accessibility and parking spaces. Always check the weather forecast in advance. In the cool weather, routes are often easier to pass.
If the weather is good, the most important equipment for the day trip is the lunch and sun grease.
2. Dress well
Be prepared for weather dressing, especially from autumn to spring. Merino wool clothing allows layers that are easy to adjust during the day. The active hiker includes a merino wool layer and a merino wool intermediate, merino wool socks and a water and wind -like shell. Also complete the equipment with accessories. Pack the merino wool shirt, merino hat and merino tuber scarf.
Footwear is suitable for hiking boots, jogging shoes or boots depending on the season and terrain. The colorful shell outfit helps you stand out from the terrain. This is especially useful in an emergency.
Merino wool benefits are an unbeatable benefit in the summer. In very breathable clothing, it is pleasant to walk even on toasted weather. Suvi of Finland is often also variable in its weather. The benefit of merino wool is that the clothes warm up in cool weather and are comfortably chilly in the toast. Merino wool also heats up when wet if the rainfall happens to be surprised. Leave your clothes ventilated after the trip and they will be clean in a couple of hours. Ventilation even takes the smell of sweat and smoke from merino wool clothing.
3. Pack your backpack on a trip
Hiking and lunch are definitely together. Set in a backpack that you can carry all day. Pack drinking, lunch and possible delicacies according to the length of the trip. The thermos bottle keeps the drink or even the soup when needed. If you want to cook, bring a camping stove. On some routes it is possible to cook at the campfire site. Usually they offer firewood. However, bring fire and ignitions.
For first aid, it is good to have at least patches and wound cleaning equipment. Other convenient small items include lipstick, sun grease, sunglasses and hiking. Also remember the cutlery. If you want to deviate from the familiar route, also be prepared with compass and map. In winter, equipment is easy to run in the sting. In a closed, snowshoes make it easier to go.
4. Hiking overnight
It is easiest to learn a tent trip in the summer when packing is lighter. The choice of appropriate clothing and equipment becomes more difficult as the degrees fall. Plan the route and stay in advance. Also find out where to stay overnight. If your choice is a nature reserve, overnight stays are only allowed in marked locations.
There is a lot more stuff for a night trip than a day trip. The most convenient way to carry the equipment is the backpack and in winter, in addition to the sting. You can stay in a tent, hammock and, for example, a desert. Book a regular sleeping bag and sleeping pad. A closed -cell or air -filled platform makes it easier to sleep and isolate the cold below.
Thin merino wool layers ensure a pleasant and warm sleep. Moving and sleeping on the underneath and intermediate is still light and flexible. More heat is available with a merino wool shirt, beanie and sock. Women often also need more heat to the backside. For example, merino wool panties and/or merino wool skirts are increased by heat.
Be sure to always book a headlamp or flashlight and first aid kit and enough food and drink.
5. Follow the hiking etiquette while hiking
- Do not rub it, because garbage does not belong to nature. Take with you what you bring with you. Many hiking places have a waste point where garbage can be taken.
- Keep your pets connected. Respect nature, breeding times and the peace of nature. In nature, you can go well with your pet when it is kept connected.
- Camping for permitted locations. Find out about the excursion destination and its camping instructions. Respect nature at the campsite. Do not wash or do it directly in the water. If you use a desert, be sure to read the rules of accommodation.
- The tea came only to the permitted location. Always prefer, if possible a camping stove. Do not make fire at all during forest and grass fire warning. Fire is not the right of everyone. Many campfires offer firewood. Use wood sparingly. Remember, that should not be torn from the trees into a spark.
- Check the restrictions on movement. Everybody's right gives extensive rights to movement. However, always check the possible restrictions on the area in the area. There is often a free right to walk than, for example, cycling. When paddling, keep at least 50 meters on the cottage beaches. Some areas have been completely funded from movement, for example during the breeding season of birds.