Tag: ultralight backpacking

The UL Jacket – Essential gear for any backpacker

I once wrote an article a long time ago about the ultralight wind jacket and how I felt it was the single most important piece of gear for any backpacking regardless of your weight preferences. […]

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 […]

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 2

When volcanic desert transforms into a true paradise on earth Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn – 12 kilometer from volcano to paradise After a day and a half of hiking in rain and cold, finally some sunshine […]

Planning for a walk across Sarek

It’s time for me to start committing to this years (2017!?!) trips.. While I have a couple of smaller 4-5 day trips coming up, winter adventure and a week in the USA. The big trip […]

Is ultralight right for you?

I have a lot of readers on this blog, some for recipes, others for my posts on minimalism and still a bit more for photography. But the the majority of my readers are here because […]

Boil time: The most useless metric in backpacking

The pointless metric As the title says.. Boil time to me is the most useless metric in all of backpacking. I don’t mean that hypothetical – I truly believe it is a completely useless metric. […]

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 […]

The loving embrace of a hammock

I write often about the MLD Duomid tent that I have and use frequently. I can say that for me this is the best tent available (silnylon version) – Size, weight and cost, it’s hard […]