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About peregrinehiker

UK based ultralight hiker and shaman.

Foraging and the Ultralight Hiker

Quite often one of the weights in your pack that can sneak upwards into the ‘ouch’ range of heaviness is your food for a trip. Depending on your personal philosophy and bank balance, you can fight that weight by buying … Continue reading

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Survival Gear

The contents of my survival/first aid kit are very limited. I’m happy to acknowledge that I’d never recommend anyone took as little gear in this category as I do! So you’ve been warned – any attempt to justify your shortcomings … Continue reading

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Fitness and the Ultralight Hiker

The great thing about hiking in general – and ultralight hiking in particular – is that’s a very low-impact sport. You’re not moving fast, you’re not carrying huge weights, you’re just walking. The average hiker will manage to maintain about … Continue reading

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Why Ultralight?

Ultralight Hiking – What? Why? How? These are the three first questions anyone asks me when I say I’m an ultralight hiker! It’s a rapidly growing trend but there are still plenty of people who’ve never heard of it, so … Continue reading

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Why Hike?

It’s something I’m often asked. What makes me want to trudge about the landscape by myself? Let me see….. Maybe the views? (Sunrise over Ben Nevis, May 2010) (View northwest from Bennachie in Aberdeenshire, looking towards Huntly and the Moray … Continue reading

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