Category Archives: HMG Porter

What works for me: Rucksacks, backpacks

When I first started backpacking with the Boy Scouts I carried a pack, but I cannot recall what it was. But I do recall my first A framed pack which was similar to this one. I recall happily using this … Continue reading

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Čuhčajavri to Nikkaluokta, the end.

As always I awoke early, with the plan for the day descending to the Kungsleden and then climbing up along the Sinnijohka the Sinnivaggi and camp high from which I could set out the following day to climb Kebnekaise then … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, HMG Porter, Lapland, M.Zuiko 12 mm f2, M.Zuiko 17 mm f1.8, M.Zuiko 40-150 mm, Olympus EPL 5, Sweden | 2 Comments

Katterjåkk to Čuhnojåka

I arrived at Kiruna airport and having collected my HMG Porter I waited for bus 91 which would take me to Katterjåkk, a town close to the border with Norway. My first surprise was the need to pay in cash, … Continue reading

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Heading Up North, what am I doing, where am I going, and more importantly what am I carrying?

I have been fortunate over the past few years to have the opportunity to head north of the Arctic Circle and explore new areas. This year is no different and I am travelling to Riksgränsen (on the Sweden Norwegian border), … Continue reading

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Hærvejen: Nørre Snede to Vejen

I seem to decide to go hiking just after snow storms, this trip was to be no different. In the preceding days there had been up to 15 cm of snow, which for late March in Denmark is unusual. But … Continue reading

Posted in Denmark, E1, Gas Stoves, Hærvejen, HMG Porter, Jetboil, Klymit, M.Zuiko 40-150 mm, M.ZUIKO 9-18mm, Olympus E-P2, Tarptent | Tagged | 7 Comments

Österlenleden: Into the Beech, Vitemölla, Hörräd and Brösarp

I was disappointed that I was leaving the beach and entering the forest, it had been a very enjoyable and rewarding walk along the coast, and the thought of walking in the forests was not very appealing, but as you … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol Stoves, Österlenleden, Black Diamond Shelter, HMG Porter, Olympus E-P2, Sweden, Wood Stoves | 4 Comments

Gear used along the Nordkalottruta

The following comments are my reflections on the use of the gear over the 11 day period of which 9 nights were spent camped out. HMG Porter Pack The HMG Porter is an excellent pack, and it carried the 16 … Continue reading

Posted in Clothing, Footwear, Gear, HMG Porter, Kalottireitti, Lapland, Nordkalotten Trail, Nordkalottruta, Pacer Poles, Tarptent Notch | 8 Comments