Get tips on how to dress sensibly for the hike, what to put in your backpack, how to pack it the right way and what to eat and drink. Get ready to venture out on the hiking trails on Fyn!
On your hiking holiday it is important to match your clothes and shoes according to the conditions and the season. Your clothes must keep your body warm, transport moisture away, protect you against the elements and be as light as possible. Dress according to the onion-principle.
The difference between the two is essentially how much support you get for your ankle. A regular shoe like sneakers does not support the ankles. If you are going on a shorter walk with accessible terrain, the common sneaker is adequate.
But if you are going on a longer hike where the road is stony and rough, we recommend boots that support the ankles. Your feet and ankles will thank for investing in a good pair of hiking boots.
And remember – if you have bought new shoes, you can do yourself a huge favor and wear them in before going on a hike. It minimizes the risk of getting blisters.
Even if you pack your backpack perfectly, the most important thing is what you don’t take with you – even experienced hikers can only carry about 20-25 % of their body weight.
The daypack – maximum 12 kilo:
Read these four tips on what to remember about food and drinks for the hiking trip. If you want to know more, you can find further knowledge about provisioning in wilderness handbooks and manuals.
Remember to bring lots of water and don’t always expect to be able to fill up the bottles along the way. If you don’t drink enough, the walk can get considerably harder. Drink water, herbal or fruit tea or juice.
Bring snacks to give you a little boost of energy during the trip. It could be sticks of vegetables, dried fruit and nuts or some chocolate. Keep in mind that chocolate melt fast in the backpack.
Avoid fatty or big meals for lunch – whole grain and fibers will keep you full for a longer time. If you bring your own lunch, it is a good idea to think about how much space it takes up and how easy it is to eat on the go.
When the hike is over, it is important to load up on water and carbs. Maybe you deserve eating out? Check out our food and gastronomy universe and get inspiration for treating yourself after a long hike.