Hiking In The 21st Century


Backpacker Magazine has posted a cool series of articles online about Hiking in the Digital Age which take a good look at all the technological tools that are at our disposal when planning and preparing for a hike these days.

Their stages for preparing and going on a hike included Planning, in which you can use the Internet, Google Maps, and a variety of other tools to plot your route. From there you, move on to Documenting it with photos and videos, Then later you can Organize your media and then Share it online. They even have a section on Big Trips Made Easy that’s worth a glance as well.

Who knew that hiking could become so complicated. I always figured I found a trail, but on my boots, and went. Guess I need to put ore thought into my next venture.

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3 thoughts on “Hiking In The 21st Century”

  1. Hi from Oz, Had a good look around, great blog.

    Only thing I hate about digitalisation is the need for batteries or recharging. I only take a camera and a GPS. Both with standard (not rechargable) batteries Have worked out how many I need for a trip (depending on the days)and away we go. Never been left short of power yet.

  2. You make a great point. To keep all of our new gadgets going we need juice. I’ve purchased extra rechargeable batteries for all my cameras, and that’s worked well, although when I’m in cold climates, I keep them warm to protect the charge. I’ve even slept with them in my sleeping bag at night to make sure they don’t get too cold. Nothing worse than running out of batteries when you REALLY need them.

    Hope all is well Down Under! 🙂

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