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Good equipment is comfortable, practical clothing and well-fitting shoes or boots. Choose outerwear that protects against both moisture and wind. By dressing according to the multi-layer principle, you can easily adjust the upholstery, depending on the weather and wind. Lighten the upholstery to avoid sweating when it gets too hot and put on reinforcement clothing during breaks before you get cold and freeze.

• For day trips, you need a backpack that holds about 30-40 liters.

• Make sure you have packed enough drinking water.

• Bring a medical bag with patches, abrasive tape, wound ointment, elastic bandage and headache tablets.

• Try to leave unnecessary "good to have" items at home. Keep in mind that a light backpack provides light miles.

A nasty little blister on the foot can ruin even the shortest walking distance. Well-entered shoes are the best guarantee against this. Also use dry, clean and above all whole stockings. Stop and straighten the socks as soon as you feel them fold, before it becomes a blister or wound.