Micro Adventure Hiking in Szklarska Poreba.

With time to spare it was time for a little Micro Adventure Hiking in Szklarska Poreba.

Hiking In the Szklarska Poreba
Polish Mountains.

This is such a lovely are of Southern Poland Szklarska Poręba is located in a beautiful valley of the Kamienna River on the slopes of Karkonosze an the Jizera Mountains.

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Trek24 For East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Trek24

Trek24 for East Anglian Air Ambulance. This popped up on my instagram feed the other day so I though I’d register my interest.

Hiking on the Fells


I enjoy taking part in adventures for charity the last one I did for charity was the Fjallraven Classic in 2017 in Northern Sweden where we raised over £3000 for Suffolk Accident and Rescue.

East Anglian Air Ambulance revealed their plans for a the event taking place on Sunday 8th September 2019; a 24-mile or 24k long trek across the North Norfolk Coast! Finishing at the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall They are looking for teams and individuals to take up this challenge and raise funds for this life-saving charity!

East Anglian Air Ambulance

Since their launch in 2000 they have attended over 25,000 lifesaving missions, touching the lives of many thousands of people.

East Anglian Air Ambulance
Crew responding to a call

Their crew comprises specialist pre-hospital doctors and critical-care paramedics, operating out of two high-tech helicopters from 07:00 until 19:00 from the Norwich base and from 07:00 until 01:30 from the Cambridge base. They were the first air ambulance in the country to attend helicopter emergency medical incidents in the hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.

You can register your interest for trek24 for East Anglian Air Ambulance HERE and you will be contacted when further news of the event is made available. 

Please share this post and any other posts relating to this event from the East Anglian Air Ambulance to make this event a good turn out therefore benefiting this life saving charity please use the tags #TogetherWeSaveLives #Trek24 #EveryStepCounts

armaskin anti blister socks

Armaskin (anti blister socks) have offered a 10% discount to anyone purchasing there products for this event.  Armaskin offer complete 100% no blisters when using there socks. 

These anti blister socks are worn under you usual sock stopping friction.

Please use code: betweenthetrees www.armaskin.com on checkout.

#TogetherWeSaveLives #Trek24 #EveryStepCounts

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What I carry on a 3 to 4 day Hike.

What I carry on a
3 to 4 day Hike.

What I carry on a 3 to 4 day Hike. Some people have asked and I think its good to share experiences of Obviously there’s a lot depending on what you carry, things like weather, terrain, drinking water and if the dog is with me or not.

what I carry on a 3 to 4 day Hike.

I think it is a really good idea first to write down what you want to take and then slow remove items and items you have forgotten about.

This also gives you the opportunity just to see how much you want to take.

I have a habit of thinking “If you haven’t got it you can’t use it” and sometimes I need pulling back to reality. Ok, you need to be safe i.e. correct amount and type of clothing, correct sleeping bag, waterproofs, 1st aid but you really don’t need to take all of your gear you own.

Why has what I carry changed?

After completing the Fjallraven Classic in Sweden I soon realised that I was taking way to much kit with me. I had 3 / 4 changes of clothes, waterproofs, then a poncho in case it was bad and loads of other items I really didn’t need. If you look at my original packing list for that trip it has really differed compared to what I packed for the same length of time in the Lake District last summer. There where differences in what I took but there always will be.

As time progresses kit will change (much to my wife disagreement). You realise that the bag you brought 2nd hand really isn’t suitable and by spending a little money you can bring the weight of that bag down as well.

I like to think of myself as lightweight but I also like to be comfortable and have a few items for this that isn’t really necessary. The less you carry the easier it will be on your back, knees and ankles.

Once you have your list layout all of your gear and in your book mark of what you have got and mark what you still need to get.

Have a look at it all and ask yourself “do I really need that teddy bear?” if the answer is no then put Mr Snuggles back.

This is all personal preference so what I carry on a 3 to 4 day hike might not be what you would carry.

Important Items

Things that you really must take are:

  • 1st aid kit, (it doesn’t need to be huge with massive trauma dressing, tourniquets etc but enough to deal with an emergency until help arrives.
  • Method for summoning help (either phone or an emergency GPS device I use SPOT).
  • Correct Clothing.
  • Water Purification.
  • Shelter.
  • Food.
  • Cooker / Water heating.

What I carry on a 3 to 4 day Hike.

Osprey Exos 48l RucksackBag: Osprey Exos 48l

Sleeping Bag: 3 season down.

Tent: LanShan 1 Lightweight 3 season tent.

Sleeping Mat: EXPED Downmat Lite.

Waterproof Jacket: Fjern Orkan.

Waterproof Trousers: Rab Downpour.

Base Layer: Revolution Race Sneaky Balaclava.

Wind Layer: Fjallraven High Coast.

review revolution race GPx Pro pantsTrousers: Revolution Race GPx Pro

Socks: Armaskin anti blister socks & Merino wool socks.

Cooking: JetBoil Flash

Water Purification: Sawyer Mini

Water Bottle: Nalgene 1l.

Spot Tracker / Emergency Assistance

UcoGear Candle

Freeze dried food.

Mosquito Repellent

Other Items:

Sit Mat, Wash Kit*, Trash Bag, Head Lamp, Camera gear, Jerky, Cup-a-soups, nuts, Spork, map, toilet roll, shovel, Possibles pouch** and sleeping clothes***

*Wash kit comprises of a cut down toothbrush, small tube of tooth paste, ‘Pits N Bits’ towel of wash and suntan lotion in small bottle.

**Possible Pouch: length of paracord, swiss knife, lighter, compass, headlamp batteries, sowing kit and a few other odds and sods.

*** Sleeping clothes are kept in a dry bag and can be used in an emergency these are a set of thermals.

Video: What I carry in my bag for a 3 – 4 day hike.

Please see equipment page for a more extensive list of equipment I use.

Please comment below on items that you carry and feedback is also appreciated.

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