Autumn EssentialsJoonas Linkola
Thermos: The champion of hot drinks is the most popular person of the adventure! The most important task of a thermos bottle is to keep the heat inside. Insulation is based on an empty space between the interior and exterior of the bottle, which slows down the heat conduction outward. Second, the main task is to endure the usage. I’m using a steel Stanley Classic 0,75 L Vacuum.
Shoes: Moisture all around, so a good coating is worthwhile. On the other hand, the surface should also breathe to allow the shoe dry. If you want to carry stuff, then sturdy shoes are the life insurance for your ankles. I always have extra insoles with me. Insoles may also be good to take in to the sleeping bag, for example, if you do not want them to collect moisture and freeze during the night. I’m hiking with the Lowa Camino GTX boots for the second year now.
Anorak: “Color to the eye and space to extra layers.” Sometimes it may seem that layer dressing goes over the heads. However, Autumn weather is a bit of an issue as the heat of the day changes radically and the pace of activities varies. Anorak is an ingenious general jacket, because it breathes and fits extra layers underneath. And looks good. Anorak front pocket is spacious and very practical with the backpack. Normal jacket side pockets can be awkwardly under the waistband. High collar and large hood protects against the winds. In the pictures also: Sasta’s Katmai Anorak.
Headlamp: The main piece of equipment for a hiker, trekker and camper! Discovering the terrain in the dark, small jobs in the dusk and shining atmosphere in the photos! The best thing is getting both hands free, unlike the with a flashlight. A good headlight is my favourite tool and always comes along. Currently using an efficient and USB powered rechargeable Petzl Reactik+.