Comparing the Soto Windmaster and the BRS 3000T stoves

I was asked some months ago if there is a significant difference between the Soto Windmaster and the BRS 3000T stoves with respect to fuel consumption. I used the Soto Windmaster during my Arctic Sweden hike last September in 2109. So in October 2019 I decided to conduct a little test comparing the stoves. Here …

Skåneleden SL1 Sections 5, 6 & 6A (Breanäsleden) – Sibbhult Round Trip

"Before heading off to bed I placed all my garbage down in the shelter by the lake so no wild boar would find my camp interesting in the middle of the night. However, it turned out that something or better said someone else would invade my camp later at midnight ..." Day 1 - Friday …

Photography Gear for Lightweight Backpacking

This is my story about how I began capturing images on my adventures including what camera equipment I used and what photography gear I pack today. My intension of this post is not to write a review about what photography gear is best to use for lightweight backpacking but more a record of my progression …

As Tucas Foratata Down Quilt Review

In April 2018 I ordered my handmade custom Foratata down quilt from As Tucas who are a small cottage company based in the Spanish Pyrenees. As Tucas was founded by Marco Sánchez in 2013. They make gear and apparel that they have tested in the Spanish Pyrenees. Their brand name means The summits in the Aragonese language, …

Hiking Køge Stream Path in the HMG Ultamid 2 including packing list

Køge Å Stien or Køge Stream Path is a 22 km long cycle and footpath that follows Køge Å (Køge Stream) from Køge to Borup. The trail is only a half hour drive in a car south from Copenhagen. I have hiked this trail two times and in both accounts I started at Borup and …

Headlamps and Lanterns for Lightweight Backpacking

I live in Scandinavia where there are considerable differences in daylight length all depending on where my location is. When I'm on my treks in northern Sweden in the late summer months, I experience only a few hours of darkness. In June the sun does not set at all and in January there is darkness …

Skåneleden Trail SL3 – Sections 4 and 5 Söderåsen National Park

Starting at Röstånga, Sweden I hike past Lake Oden and continue to Skäralid 6.7 km. From here I climb the 200 m high stairs to Kopparhatten viewpoint and then hike downwards on the ancient road Offavägen to the bottom of the gorge where I follow the stream Skärån until it merges into Dejebäcken Creek at …

Footwear for Lightweight Backpacking

Over the years manufactures and suppliers have been telling us that we need to use our hard-earned cash on heavy, expensive hiking boots. Advertising from large companies dictate what the main stream buy. Instead, I challenge you to listen to the advice from people using and testing gear like bloggers, YouTubers and discussions on forums …

Day 7 Camp Nissonjokk to Abisko 4.7 km (12.09.2019)

September 12, 2019 When I was up earlier to visit the little house the weather was still fine. However, it was raining when I woke the second time. I could hear voices coming from the other hikers who were already out of bed. They were talking amongst themselves whilst gathered around a fire place where …

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