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Loving nature and the outdoors lightweight backpacking is my way of experiencing it. I attempt to hike in the backcountry at least once or twice a month mainly in the southern region of Sweden. Two to four day hikes are my preference. My base weight in the summer months floats around 4½ kg and in the colder months is normal at 6 kg not including my newly purchased photography kit.

I grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia but I have lived in Denmark for some 25 years. As a teenager I did many “Boy Scout” hikes in south-east Queensland, Australia. My old Scout master was ex-army and we were put through all sorts of tests including night hikes through thick brush that had to be cut through with a machete whilst we were sucked on by huge leaches. In those days we slept straight on the ground in our heavy sleeping bags, using only a ground sheet; there was no such thing as air beds. Our shelters were open with no insect nets and no floors. You also had to find fallen trees in the bush and make a pole to support the shelter as it had no tent poles.

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My camp at Tvorup West camp site in Thy National Park Denmark Mar 2017. The shelter is my Zpacks Duplex purchased in Nov 2016.

My base weight is normal to be around 5 kg and depending on the season 7 to 9 kg is an ideal total pack weight for me including consumables (food, water & fuel). That way I can enjoy my backpacking experience and still have all the essentials in my kit. The pack below is a Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider.

Skåneleden 3 Trail - Sections 11 - 14

Click on the photo above to link to my Flickr site where you can see a complete gear list.

I love gear, especially good quality lightweight gear and I do my best to support small cottage companies. Below is my Tarptent Notch lightweight shelter purchased in Jan 2016.

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My Tarptent Notch. This was on the Gendarme Trail on the Danish-German boarder Aug 2016
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Brian Outdoors will be participating in the Danish Outdoor Festival 2019

On 26 – 28 April, Outsite will be arranging the Danish Outdoor Festival for the 7th consecutive year in collaboration with Skovskolen KU. They have therefore moved to Nødebo and the wonderful surroundings of Gribskov forest. Experience a tent exhibition, hammock exhibition, competitions, workshops and lectures. Meet Influencers, Bloggers and YouTubers. Experience the shops and …

You want to walk the Kungsleden Trail but you don’t want to climb mountains

Previously I have ignorantly only written about the Kungsleden Trail presuming that people are fairly experienced to begin with. But anybody can walk the northern section of The King’s Trail even with minimum hiking knowledge and experience. I often receive emails and quite a few of them are about negotiating the King’s Trail. I decided …

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Brian Outdoors will be participating in the Danish Outdoor Festival 2019

On 26 – 28 April, Outsite will be arranging the Danish Outdoor Festival for the 7th consecutive year. Experience a tent exhibition, hammock exhibition, competitions, workshops and lectures. Meet Influencers, Bloggers and YouTubers. Experience the shops and exhibitors.

Address: Nødebovej 77A, 3480 Fredensborg, Denmark

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