Deciding which shoes to take when you go travelling is a challenge.
Where you are travelling is important. And, what you plan to do when you get there makes a difference in your decision on which shoes to take travelling.
You also need to think about the amount of space shoes take up in your baggage. I like to travel light and try to take a bag which is no more than 40 litres. That means I have to think hard about which shoes I take. In addition, I have big feet (size 13) which means my shoes take up more space in a bag then most people.
That's why having multi-purpose travelling shoes is important. The less shoes I can take, the better.
Walking shoes aren’t good for real walking, are they? That’s what I thought until I wore a pair of Oboz Firebrand II BDRY Low waterproof shoes.
Why was I so sceptical about walking shoes? I’ve been brought with years of wearing boots for walking and hiking. In the early 80s, I wore walking boots in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Lake District. In the late 80s, I wore army boots in the hills and mountains of Germany, Denmark, Kenya, Northern Ireland and in the USA. Along came the early 90s, and I wore lightweight walking boots while cycling down Africa for a year.
Product Review: Any Sharp Pocket Knife Sharpener
Blunt blades have few uses in this world apart from, perhaps, as ceremonial swords, paper or butter knives. Mostly, you need a sharp knife to cut or carve anything.
Campers and hikers need knives as much as anyone, and a blunt one is about as useful as an umbrella on a windy day.
You can’t just pop into your local shop when you are out in the hills and a need a sharp knife. You need a sharp knife then and there.
But, how do you keep your knife sharp without carrying around a heavy or cumbersome sharpening stone? I do have a small, traditional sharpening stone, but it is oily and too heavy to carry around in a backpack when hiking. Where is a traditional knife sharpener when you need one?
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