There is a saying like "well planned is halfway done...". It is of course important to plan, but what should the plan contain? If you plan for the worst you will most probably not carry it out.
The main rule when you start is to keep it simple. Keep dreaming of multi-day hikes in the wild while you start local. In this way you keep focus on what is safe even when something you didn't foresee will happen. If you forget to bring or loose something it's most probably not the end of the world. Some friend can bring it out to you or you will perhaps even manage well without it.
I can assist you with getting started, becoming more active, seeking your next challenge, getting more experience and building confidence, both physically and mentally.
Plan & do a hike
You have most probably heard of Barefoot shoes?
My experience is quite positive. Many years ago I had quite a severe back problem. Starting to use barefoot shoes was one step in the process of getting back in shape. I started with short walks. Over the years I have done several multiple day hikes with a heavy backpack in barefoot shoes. The longest hike was from Nikkaluokta to Abisko in Sweden.
The biggest benefit from using barefoot shoes is that your walking becomes more natural and causes less stress on the back.
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Even when you are not a camper you might still want to join on a day hike.
If you don't find any specific guided hiking event you like to join you can make a proposal and we will come up with a plan for what to do, when and where. Talk to your friends and click the button below.
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Hiking gets even more interesting and enjoyable when you sit by a small fire or just watch the sun go down in the evening. Yes, in Ostrobothnia there are places where this is possible. You can almost hear when the sun, still hot after a burning day, slowly lowers itself into the blue sea.
There's still then no rush with brushing your teeth after a late evening snack. There's still time and light enough, especially during the summer months.
Waking up to a bird singing close to the camp site, even when it's early, is a good start of a new day. Even a few drops of rain can feel ok. You can just relax, snooze and let your legs still rest for a while. Where do you want to wake up?
You can also rent a high quality tent. The 1 person light Hilleberg Enan or the completely free standing Hilleberg Soulo. As a choice for 2 persons I have the Hilleberg Anjan 2 GT. Some bigger base camp style tent alternatives are also available.
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