Category: blog

Snowy arctic paradise and gear failure hell

I felt the warmth on my face as the afternoon sun crept through the mountain ridges, my body hot from from the layers of winter clothing and the gore-tex jacket and pants keeping all the […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 4

Emstrur (Botnar) to Þórsmörk — 15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 300m net descent — Again, I was left breathless by the amazing hike. Glaciers, desert, rivers, mountains and forest all within a 15 […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 3

Alftavatn to Emstrur (Botnar) 15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 40 m net descent I was in no rush to leave Alftavatn, the views were simply incredible and it was nice to just hang […]

The Laugavegur trail day 1

Sometimes it takes me a while to finally get around to doing a trip report. I am working on this as an ebook instead as I can really get the pictures and album to flow […]

Our delusional lives

To say that humans, much like oil, peanuts and gold is simply a commodity, is true in todays ”market” driven economy. To be used and discarded when the commodity is no longer profitable, is the […]

The future is bright

Winter is here in Sweden and as usual my focus starts turning from backpacking to other projects. Mainly writing. Living as a minimalist has had so many benefits for me that it’s hard to count […]

Minimalism and me

I’ve written in earlier post about my move towards a minimalist lifestyle, in many ways inspired by my backpacking. So far my conversion from consumer to minimalist is working out just fine. There have been […]

The failure of man

Here is an article I wrote awhile ago but never got around to publishing. I call it the failure of man because we are always striving after “something” – yet what we don’t truly understand […]

What I think about when I hike

Backpacking has given me so much in life. Nature is my psychologist and my mentor, it humbles me and it challenges me. What I get out of my hikes I could never possibly formulate in […]

Opting out of the NSA spy games

2013 it was revealed that the NSA had been recording, cataloging and spying on just about every human being on earth. With the majority of spying being done on it’s own citizens. Now, perhaps what […]