Hiking tips for beginners
Make sure you have plenty of time. Set aside a bonus day to enjoy nature.
Prepare your next stage well. Review the weather forecast and plan in places for rest breaks.
Pack your map and compass and add a map app that supports the surveyor's maps in offline mode. You can then see your current position and measure distances. Don't forget your power bank and waterproof bag.
Always go for wool closest to the body. Shells and rainwear protect against rain and wind. Use the "layer upon layer" principle and bring a hat and gloves.
Low shoes work well on smooth, nice trails with light packing. Boots are best for longer hikes with uneven surfaces and heavier packs.
Food and drink are important for energy. Take plenty of good breaks and the experience will be better. For day hikes, cold packs work, but if you're going to be out for longer, you'll need a good outdoor kitchen.
Pack as light as possible. Tips på packlistor finns här, på STFs hemsida.
It is important that your backpack has a waist belt and chest strap to take the strain off your shoulders.