How I’m coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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After working from home for the last 3 weeks I needed to get out of the house (office) in order to stay sane. I drove north of Copenhagen to a forest called Tokkekøb Hegn where I spent some 3 hours there. I prepared some lunch using one of my homemade dehydrated meals followed by some coffee. I have a chat and discuss how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected my life and ask followers to comment too. 

What I didn’t say in the video is that 12 employees at my workplace of 20 located in Copenhagen have been laid off and those few of us left behind (4) + the director & owner have gone down 20% in pay and we also have 2 trainees. We are a small company who sell aircraft parts. No one is flying and thus nobody needs airplane spare parts so we are suffering.

It is difficult to stay sane in these dreadful, crazy times. Visiting this forest was my way of coping on this day. Keep safe folks!

4 Replies to “How I’m coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”

  1. Hi Brian,

    thanks for this update and sorry to hear about the lay offs in the company you are working. Also, let’s hope this whole “craziness” will end. sooner rather than later because besides our physical and mental health, it’s sure that the entire world will suffer financially too.

    Here in the southern part of Europe, we are in total lockdown and not able to visit any mountains or go climbing/hiking.

    All the best to you and keep the spirit up.

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    1. Thanks, I just felt a need to reach out. I actually had a lot of plans this year; many long distance hikes and a couple of DK outdoor shows (where I had a “Brian Outdoors” stand) on my 2020 program too. That’s all down the tube now along with my non-refundable air tickets and hotel bookings. But, I’m one of the lucky ones; I still have my health and a job (for now). It’s going to be tough this year. Same to you my friend … keep safe and healthy!

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  2. Sorry to hear about the tough times you have at your office. One can only hope this blows over soon. I hope the travel restrictions will lighten by summer, so you can do your hikes. I’m just glad that we can still get out in Sweden, even if it’s strongly recommended not to travel outside of our medical region.

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  3. Thanks Axel, Denmark is starting to open up very slowly. I’m going to take advantage of that and so I’ve decided to go for a little 2 x 14 km flip flop hike today with a camp in a secluded spot only a hour from home. That’s the plan anyway. Think I want to use my tarp and bivy for a change and to make it more stealth. I’ll post here and social media if I succeed in doing so 😀. Thanks for commenting. Hope you and your family are doing okay? Looks like that you and C are still getting out once and a while anyway.

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