For more remote hikes, tell a friend or family member where you'll be and your planned route, and remember to check the weather forecast. Easy things like granola, energy bars, fruit, beef jerky.
Want to feel it in your fingers, feel it in your toes, and finally understand the true meaning of Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around’ song? Maybe you’re thinking about giving up entirely on this whole business of romance? The action sports and adventure website Mpora are here to point you in the right direction, and tell you who you should be dating. When we talk about high stamina levels, we’re also referring to how nice it is to be with someone who will alway have bags and bags of energy. Or, alternatively, do you want to be with someone who sits on the sofa all day in their Wotsit-stained white vest and t-shirt combination, burping out their indescribably horrible smells, and stubbornly refusing to challenge themselves because it all sounds a bit too much like “hard work.” Hikers have got a great work ethic. To be with someone who plays hard, sure, but also works hard when they have to.
Some hiking ideas: When selecting a trail, try to find a loop, it's much more interesting to hike through new scenery the entire time.
Beginners in average condition should stick with shorter trails, like a 2-3 mile loop, and a maximum elevation gain of 1,000 feet. may be pushing it, know your limits and remember that you’re out there to have fun and get to know each other, not kill yourselves.
Hook up with a hiker, and you’ll never have to drag yourself off the sofa to grab some milk from the corner-shop again. Hikers are practical creatures, and will have most likely whipped up a fire and be toasting marshmallows on it in the time it’s taken you to check the fusebox. Checkered shirts, practical trousers, thermal fleeces, waterproof jackets, well-worn t-shirts, jumpers with holes in, thick socks, Gore-Tex boots; you might not see this gear at London Fashion Week anytime soon, but then isn’t that the point?
Ask your hiker boyfriend/girlfriend if they wouldn’t mind popping to Spar for some groceries, and they’ll have their boots laced on their feet before you can remind them about picking up some bread. London Fashion Week, it’s fair to say, is a complete mess from start to finish.