Category Archives: Desert

Review Video – Benpacker Hiking Trailer

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Einen ausführlichen Benpacker Review Bericht gibt es von 2017 hier nachzulesen. Im folgenden Video gibt es einen kurzen Vergleich der neuen features vom Benpacker – nichts wirklich Weltbewegendes, aber dennoch ein paar interessante Änderungen zwischen der Version die ich 2016 im Altiplano dabei hatte und der 2017 Version.

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Technical Setup for Long Distance Desert Hikes


One of the bad habits of the 21st century is to drag electronic devices wherever we go – I’m not different here and I would hardly go to the desert without any technical device. Some of them I carry with me simply for security reasons (DeLorme, Phone) – some are for fun (Camera). I’m not the kind of person who leaves life-saving items at home simply because I can or it’s fancy to be oldschool – I’m pretty sure that I would heavily regret this decision once I’m in a situation where my satellite messenger is the only and last option I have and will decide whether I will live or die.

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