Hey, this winter will be my first winter-trip, including crossing the cold Alps and going into the Balkans. Guess some essential things are logical (gloves, scarf, a lot of warm clothes, etc), but are there any other important/useful things one can carry with while hitchhiking several days through the cold? Would be nice if some of you could add it to Winter hitchhiking ;) --Platschi 17:07, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
- Well, I added some info. Plus, I think, it is good to eat and drink warm stuff regularly, to keep yourself warm from inside your body. And in Russia they drink alcohol 20+ degree to keep blood circulating more rapid. ;) --Sigurdas 08:36, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
How do you deal with shoes? I couldn't come up with an easy, light and cheap solution. I bought now some new ones in Istanbul as my old ones are finished anyway and they have been quite cheap here, but that's somehow not ideal, but I do not want to carry and wear boots in the hot either. What is the Russian hitchhiking gear solution?
- Any trekking shoes with extra layer? Insulate material? Just leather is not enough, as I experienced in Scandinavian winters with my old Swedish army shoes...). I am not sure there are light universal shoes both for winter and summer hiking. But even in summer time I usually take trekking (warmer, if needed) shoes + fliplops or any sandals (they don't take much space although trekking shoes do). --Sigurdas 08:36, 21 December 2008 (UTC)