Monthly Archives: June 2010

An Outdoors Educator

You will be reading this post after I have left to head north from Björkliden along the Nordkalotten Trail. I was fortunate to spend 3 days with Jörgen from Fjäderlätt and having little experience in the fjälls of Sweden I … Continue reading

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Weather and Mosquitos

Thanks to Mark and Hendrik I now know that the “bugs are bad this year” So an extra pack of repellant is packed and clothing can be sprayed if needed. Insect repellants being used are PreVent, which uses pyrethrins Autan … Continue reading

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Nordkalotten Gear List

Below is my gear list for my 11 days on the Nordkalotten Trail, the total weight is a little over 16 kg. All weights in the list are in grams. The weather outlook for the coming days indicates a little … Continue reading

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A days food

Real Turmat Oats, with Pecans, Raisin, Milk Powder and Brown Sugar Lemon Flavoured CousCous with Pine Nuts and Raisins Sun Dried Apricots The rest is self explanatory. Thanks to Hendrik for his insight on the Eat Natural and Sesame Bars. … Continue reading

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Packing for a long trip.

Photo courtesy of Fjäderlätt When going on a long trip often it is your food that takes up the most space. I am about to set off on an 11 day, 10 night, trip along the Nordakalotten, the weight of … Continue reading

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Am I there yet?

Well I am furiously working on my gear list, for my departure next week, currently the weights are made up of: Equipment weight: 7 610 gms Food and Fuel weight: 9 200 gms Clothing Worn weight: 3 421 gms Complete … Continue reading

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Stoves

Perhaps my biggest challenge for this trip has been, What stove? I have more stoves than I am prepared to admit to, so the first decision is wood, gas, metho or esbit. Answer, I would love to use wood, but … Continue reading

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