My Gear Selection

While hiking the Appalachian Trail i used to carry an average of 40 to 45 pounds on my back. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But never really under 35 Pounds. That was no fun, especially in the early beginnings of my adventure. Having no clue what i was doing back then, i kinda overused my “IT-Bands”…

About

I’ve never been that “outdoorsy” kind of guy. Going for a walk for no reason? That’s not me. Go on a Camping Trip? Sure, if its reachable by car. But only if the weather is good enough. Which means: not too warm or cold, no rain or snow, no bugs’n’critters. You know. My home is…

Te Araroa Trail (NZ) 2018

New Zealand. Aotearoa – the Maori Name which translates to “the land of the long white cloud”. And that describes exactly my experiences when i put my foot on the ground for the first time in my life. The grass was as green as one would expect when being part of a fairy tale that…