COOKING

In a weight category, gas definitely wins. A petrol burning stove is more universal on longer trips in a bigger wilderness because you can buy some petrol almost everywhere and anytime. But petrol cooking is much more complicated and a bit dirty also. Although you can’t transport a gas cartridge in an airplane, you can […]

A HEADLAMP

I totally felt in love with Fénix HL50 – tough, waterproof, you can use it as a classic flashlight, it has several light modes (to 365 lumens), it accentuates the middle of the light cone – just amazing. The price is 1300 CZK and weights 50 grams including the battery. Compared to another headlamps you […]

A KNIFE

I use Victorinox with a small saw, screwdriver and a bottle screw for years – 126 g. And I finally understand that I won’t open a bottle of wine in mountains, I can’t use a knife on the airport because it’s already packed in a checked-in backpack… and I don’t use the screwdriver and the […]

VARIO AND GPS

For XC flights you need to hear a vario with a sound of good-quality. You’ll appreciate an actual height, a flight speed and a compass – these are basic functions. You can fly without them also and don’t have to take any devices for a flight with you but that’s not a good idea. Nevertheless, […]

A MOBILE PHONE

Sure, you need to have a phone. Personally, I have iPhone 5S and since the time when I upload there tons of audio books I stopped to carry my Kindle for reading when I was waiting on the top for a better conditions. You can have the audio books in every phone with Android, naturally. […]

A BACK PROTECTOR

All the Chogori harnesses have a closeable pocket for a back protector. So when you’ll take it off and place there a sleeping bag in place, the pocket will strengthen and will work as a spine protector reliably. The back construction of Chogori doesn’t support the whole back anyway. So even when you’ll take it […]

A SLEEPING BAG

Warm nights are nice, the best relation between warm & weight have feather versions of sleeping bags. For example Phantom 0 by Mountain Hardwear is awesome at a lower temperature also, proven quality. It weights 1,2 kilos, compared to a common sleeping bag with a comparable warmth you save more than 300 grams.

A TENT AND A SLEEPING PAD

This is an unpleasantly heavy tax for a need to sleep somewhere. When I’m somewhere in a civilization I sleep “below the roof” anyway. In contrast when I’m part of mountains, I try to fly fast to avoid a bad weather. I also don’t have enough food to sleep outside usually. If started to snow, […]