Talk: My experiences with lightweight gear in huge, wild areas

This is a talk from an outdoor fair in April 2020 at Uthuset (, a Swedish outdoor retailer. I tell of my experiences from long outings in Alaskas Brooks Range and Canadas Northwest Territories and how lightweight gear has served me very well. The bottom line is that if I can use, for instance, a pack weighing only 1 kilo on trips like that, nobody really needs a heavier pack for anything less challenging. Unfortunately the talk is in Swedish, but here you can read about my experiences in Brooks Range and along the Nahanni in English. Use these names for searching this site for more material on those trips and the gear I used. Here is the talk:

By Jörgen Johansson

Interview and musings on Haglöfs LIM Crown Proof

Time to retire - my pack

Finnmarksvidda - tundra at the top of the world

Welcome to Fjäderlätt, a world of featherlite hiking

Weight on your feet

Brooks Range Vacation I - The Beginning

Med barn på vandring i Jämtland

Jämtlandsfjällen med Daniel, 9 år

Nahanni I - labor pains

Shelter for the cool forest part II

Pump your inflatable pad with homemade pump

Lättpackning med barn - några tankar