Knowledge

The evolution of outdoor clothing

Clothing technology developed rapidly in the 19th and especially in the 20th century. In parallel, we developed the knowledge about heat transfer and ...

10 essentials for every backpack

If you are just starting to hike, you have certainly heard many tips on what you should carry everything. Of course, everyone is ticking differently, but in principle it can be broken down to 10 essentials.

What is in the daypack in winter?

In winter, clothing, shoes and other equipment must operate in a wide range of different temperatures, wind, sunshine and rainfall.

Water treatment on the way

The dangers of polluted water are well known, so I only briefly recall the main sources of danger here. In the further course I go ...

Wear Sunscreen

A text Kurt Vonnegut said he would be proud of ...

Training for the New Alpinism

"Training for the New Alpinism" by Steve House and Scott Johnston has quickly become the standard work of instructor training for mountaineers.

In detail: tour planning for mountain hikes

Deficient or even missing tour planning is often the cause of avoidable mountain accidents. A fall in the weather, combined with the onset of darkness, has already ...

Seven tips to stay warm in winter

Although the winter in the lowlands is now going to its undeserved end, it will hopefully remain in the mountains for a while ...

What is hiking? The attempt of a definition

Hiking is an activity of the legs - and a state of the soulJosef HofmillerThis bon mot by the Allgäu writer and ...

Outdoor weather: small meteorology for on the way

For a safe and successful tour, the weather plays an important, perhaps even the most important role. We introduce you to some very simple ...

Small beasts in the forest and how you protect yourself from it

Not only in distant countries, but also in native areas lurk dangers and common foolishness. The three most important and dangerous animals as well as the ...

8 tips to survive an unplanned bivouac

An unplanned bivouac in the mountains can quickly become a disaster. The power goes out, in very adverse circumstances threatens the death by freezing or a crash due to lack of orientation.