Field-Testing Tyvek 1443R

This year I built a bivy bag out of Tyvek 1443R. Since many people of the MYOG community are wondering how the 1443R performs, I wanted to share my experiences after sleeping in my bivi bag for a couple of nights. I used the bivi bag both as a stand-alone solution as well as in…

MYOG – Ultralight Bivy Bag

As I was having major problems with condensation water in my one-person-tent I needed a solution that would prevent my down sleeping bag from getting completely soaked overnight. Therefore I wanted to use an ultralight water-repellent bivy bag as an additional layer between the tent and the sleeping bag. While doing some research on the web, I found that…

Trekking In Georgia

Hosting both the Higher and Lesser Caucases, Georgia provides one of the finest hiking territories in whole Europe. Quite modern and with many western influences it is very easy to travel and yet the country is unexplored enough to provide a real adventure. Tuck between continents, Georgia offers an interesting mix between European, Russian, Middle-Eastern…

Crossing Mysterious Nagorno-Karabakh: The Janapar Trail

The Janapar Trail is a 284km long hiking trail in the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It winds through the mountains and valleys of the Lesser Caucasus, crossing the entire country. The trail is designed so that you arrive each day at a village. Thus, you can technically hike the entire 16 day trek without bringing camping…

Discover Israel On The Israel National Trail

Over 1000km long, the Israel National Trail spans from the green North of Israel  down to the Red Sea in the very South. The trail passes by all important sights and cities of Israel on its way. This allows you to travel the entire country by hiking the INT. Although virtually every Israeli has either…

How NOT To Bike The Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most beautiful and well-known long-distance treks in the world. It offers fantastic views on the Annapurna Range and the 5416m high Thorung La Pass poses a challenge for everyone doing it. The newly built Jeep road makes it a very attractive destination for mountain bikers. But is it possible to…

Crossing Nepal On A Bike

Located between the two most populous countries of the world, India and China, lies a small stripe of land which is a federal republic since 2008: Nepal. The Himalayas form a natural border between the two competing super powers with Nepal as a buffer zone in between. Indian influence in the south, Tibetan influence in…

How To Survive Uttarakhand, India On A Bike

In the north of India, deep in the mountainous region of the Himalayas, lies the state Uttarakhand which is almost undiscovered by western tourism. In Uttarakhand originates the most holy river Ganges and Hindu pilgrims sites are found all over the state. Me and one friend rode through Uttarakhand in October 2015 for four weeks with our touring…