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One week left for Bushbuddy giveaway!

Just want to remind everyone that has purchased my book Ultralight and Comfortable that the giveaway for the Bushbuddy ultra is in one week. Saturday 30 January I will be giving away the incredible Bushbuddy ultra woodgas stove.

Review of the giveaway, entry and rules:

My book Ultralight and comfortable the politically incorrect guide to becoming an ultralight bad-ass, has been selling pretty decently on Amazon, however the reviews have been a bit slow (and reviews are good for everyone!). So What I will do is simply a reviews giveaway. For those of you that have purchased the book, leave a review and you will be automatically entered to with the Bushbuddy ultra woodgas stove.

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Ultralight and Comfortable: The book

Hi guys!

Just want to make a quick post here with regards to my book Ultralight and comfortable – keep in mind this is a three season primer. Also, this is a work in constant updates. Think of it as an IOS app, as long as you buy the original you will even get access to the updates. Version 1.5 will soon be out with a new chapter and a few other updates.

Last but not least, don’t forget about my Giveaway for the Bushbuddy ultra! more can be read about that here. There is only two weeks left before I give this bad boy away.

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Giveaway

Giveaway: The Bushbuddy Ultra .06

I came up with what I believe is a pretty fun giveaway here. I have way too much equipment at home so I thought I would start with a nice little christmas giveaway. My book Ultralight and comfortable the politically incorrect guide to becoming an ultralight bad-ass, has been selling pretty decently on Amazon, however the reviews have been a bit slow (and reviews are good for everyone!). So What I will do is simply a reviews giveaway. For those of you that have purchased the book, leave a review and you will be automatically entered to with the Bushbuddy ultra woodgas stove.  Read More

Gear reviews

Gear Review: The Svea 123

What can I say about this legendary hiking stove that hasn’t already been said? Honestly, there is so much written about this stove that I won’t bother trying to be original and just accept the fact that sometimes all that is needed is a new twist on an old subject. In any case I have owned my little Svea 123 for well over 6 years now and it was my first stove I really bought since making my conversion over to lightweight packing. Read More

Ramblings

Winter misery and summer dreaming

This time of year in Sweden is always terrible for hiking.. October till January. Gets dark around 3pm, sun comes up around 8am, rainy, cold and miserable. So my hiking becomes somewhat limited around this time and I start dreaming about better days. You will notice my posts drop substantially as well.. mainly because I don’t go out.  Read More

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Now available: The politically incorrect guide to becoming an ultralight bad-ass

Ultralight and comfortable: The politically incorrect guide to becoming an ultralight bad-ass, is now available at the Amazon store for distribution worldwide.

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Click on the above picture to order via Amazon

With regards to those of you who have pre-ordered the book: I had to cancel the pre-order process as Amazon would not update the book in time for you to get the finsihed copy. They still had a draft that needed a lot of extra work. (in my opinion) So I cancelled all pre-orders and refunded the money so that I could be sure that you guys would get the best version at the start of the release.

Praise and/or condemnation:

Learn from a Pro who has hiked the last quadrillon years facing the final frontier and lived off the land? Or learn from a guy just like you who manages to go light, kick ass and ultimately enjoys his time outdoors? Your choice, but Ken Shaw offers insight into the lightweight world that leaves you with the feeling of ” I can do that too!”
Carsten Jost (AT und PCT Thruhiker)

” I like it (this book), the disrespectful tone, the no-holds-barred non-balanced way of describing your experiences. Probably because it is just the opposite of my own writing. And a good complement. This book is intended to irritate the hell out of the reader.” Jörgen Johansson – http://www.fjaderlatt.se author Smarter backpacking

 

Ramblings

Being tall and sleeping well

Being tall and discomfort:

Short people seem to handle back pain a lot better than taller ones do. Sure being tall has it’s advantages; at concerts for example (I don’t have to climb on other peoples shoulders to see the stage, and my air isn’t fart filled). While being tall is awesome and something I wish everybody could try at least once in their lives, where being tall really sucks is in the outdoor gear world. Gear cost more for taller people, it’s heavier and some gear just isn’t even made for tall people. Read More