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Gear reviews

Zpacks Arc blast – Review

It’s about that time, fall is here, it’s rainy and cold.. I’ve been stuck indoors and getting desperate to get out! In lew of getting out i’ve acquired a bad case of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), in other words I keep buying new gear. This time around I bought a Zpacks arc blast backpack. Read More

Gear reviews

Six moon designs – Skyscape trekker review

The SMD skycape trekker is by all accounts a great lightweight solo tent. Well made and extremely easy to setup. I originally made a video for this review out in the wild but I realized that as with my Laufbursche Huckepack video the resolution is horrible. (filmed with an ipad) on top of that my “on video” charisma is about as charming as a stick. (I would say rock but some rocks are pretty interesting) Read More

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Hipstamatic iphone app review

I will say it right off the bat – I have never been a fan of “phone” photography. pixelated, terrible colours, almost always crappy selfies and the cheap feel of Instagram. In other words I hate phone photography. With that said, I still made the decision to bring only my Iphone 5s with me on my Coast 2 coast Sweden thru-hike. Why? I just couldn’t be bothered to bring my lovely Sony A7 and Zeiss 35mm lens. It was added weight that the hike couldn’t really justify. Read More

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Hilleberg Akto Review

The Hilleberg Akto:

A true quality tent for the longterm.

To get things started let me say just this one thing: The hilleberg Akto is the best made solo tent on earth. Quality wise it is simply perfect. This is the kind of tent that will last a life time and then some if treated with care. There are a lot of reviews about this tent stating it’s among other things “bomb proof”, I’m sure it is… Read More