How Do You Race All Night?
One of the biggest questions that I get is how do you get around so well at night. The short answer is that you need a good flashlight. In any adventure race longer than one day you will end up doing something at night and it will be more than just sleeping. You might hike, paddle, or bike during the night so you need to be ready. We will start off with hiking. First you need to research flashlights for what you need. The flashlights that are considered “tactical” are the best, there is lots of information at www.besttacticalflashlights.net. Their buying guide and comparison guide is great and the articles are informative. You need two lights, a headlamp and a handheld. I also usually have a third micro light on me for map reading, this is my everyday carry light (EDC) so I am used to using it all of the time.
Hiking At Night
The first thing to realize is that everything is going to look different and it will be much more difficult to find the land features that you want. Navigating at night is a whole new skill, it is best to first find some sort of feature like a [Read More...]