Te Araroa packing list

EVALUATION… details in the evaluation notes at the bottom of this post.

Walking 3000 km (1865 miles) is quite an undertaking. To be safe I am taking a PLB on this hike, a first for me, but a personal locator beacon is just smart in case I run into trouble – or get lost. Navigation is going to be a challenge at times. After all, this trail is not as well tramped […]

A word on customer service

Service | noun: an act of helpful activity; help; aid: to do someone a service.

Not all companies take this word for what it actually means, but some do! I would just like to highlight a few that really made my day recently…

OSPREY: I really like Osprey packs, and my Aura AG 65 is no exception. But by the time it had endured one jungle expedition to Costa Rica and a 500 km through-hike in Lapland it creaked and […]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Hiking blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Reboot-at-forty packing list

EVALUATION… details in the evaluation notes at the bottom of this post.

Alright, as promised… here is the packing list for my 6 week #rebootatforty thru-hike of Kungsleden (The King’s Trail) + Sarek. I find it helpful to see what kind of gear people pack when I research trips, so I am trying to return the favor. Less than one week away now!

My base weight is checking in at around 15 kg (not counting what I am […]

Weekend hike on Vättlefjäll

WHERE: Vättlefjäll – Västra Götaland, Sweden.
OBJECTIVE: Disconnect from everything and recharge plus test out some new gear.
DISTANCE: The amount of miles hiked – secondary.

We have enjoyed a wonderfully mild and sunny fall this year and I really want to get as much outdoor time as possible while it lasts. So since this past weekend was going to be exceptionally nice, a couple of friends and I decided to make a run for it and […]

By | October 14th, 2015|Categories: Hiking blog, Weekend trips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |8 Comments
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