When packing for my multi-day hikes, I usually do not bring an inflatable pillow. I hardly ever miss it, but -maybe even more importantly- I tend to wake up in the middle of the night with my pillow somewhere in my tent. While I was preparing for my upcoming Arctic Circle Trail thru-hike and when browsing other people’s packing lists, I found a very convenient hack for my longer hikes: keeping your pillow in place with a spare t-shirt.
On David Flanagan’s blog on the Arctic Circle Trail, I found a very useful hack to keep your pillow in the right place that doesn’t
I use a Thermarest Xtherm sleeping pad pretty much all year round (whether during cold like at the Laugavegur or Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland or in the heat of the Jordan Trail in Jordan). Not the cheapest option around, but super easy to inflate and deflate, easy to pack, sturdy (
Keeping your pillow in place with a spare t-shirt
By putting one of your spare
So, what are your favorite travel hacks for hiking?