Round Turn Two Half Hitches

This is the knot i used the most frequently while camping. It called the Round Turn Two Half Hitches.  It basically a knot used to tie an end of a rope onto something, for example, a pole or a tree.  The advantages of using this knot is that it is very secured under a lot of stress, yet […]

5 Ways To Be A Good Camper

It inevitable that on longer hikes, we need to camp somewhere to rest for the night. While camping can be an awesome experience to bond with your mates better, an inconsiderate camper can spoil that experience. In the perspective from your campmates, here are 5 ways to be a good camper:   1. Be hardworking – When you reach your […]

5 Ways To Be A Good Hiking Buddy

5 ways to be a good hiking buddy:   1. Put others (or the group’s interest) first before self – By far in my opinion, the most important aspect of being a good hiking buddy. Each person must know their own and the needs of the others within the group. There will be differences in needs among people […]

The Journey of Bukit Kutu Trek

I happen to stumble upon photos of Bukit Kutu and got very motivated to hike there due to the summit – panoramic views of clouds, valley and mountains. Coming from Singapore where there is only Bukit Timah Hill as the highest natural peak with mediocre view, the Bukit Kutu trek looks and sounds like a wonderland.   […]

Home Page Revamp

A home page revamp is long overdue.   We launch our initial website in Sept 2015 with only “Share My Hikes”. Ever since we started blogging since Oct 2015, there was a need to revamp the Hikers For Life homepage. As you can see, or for people who have visited the old home page, the initial design was only […]

5 Common Heat Injuries Faced by All Hikers

Weather and temperature are very important factors that helps you determine what to bring on a hike and how your hiking experience will be like. Whether in hot or cold temperatures, an exposure to these can result in severe injuries or even death, if not managed properly.  Here are the 5 most common heat injuries and their […]

King Of The Knots – Bowline

Bowline   The bowline is nicknamed “King of the knots” due to its simplicity and multiple applications. It is also called a rescue knot.  The bowline ties a fix loop onto the end of a rope. Under tension, the knot never slips. This means that the loop at the end of the rope “never changes […]

Cleaning Up Gunung Pulai

Gunung Pulai is a popular hiking destination among the locals and Singaporean. Unfortunately, the waterfall area is badly littered. In May 2015, we had the opportunity to join a trip to Gunung Pulai organised by Trek for Hope. The trip is called “Eco Clean Up at Gunung Pulai.” Apart from scaling the summit, we did an area […]