The Vålådalen excursion undertaken by the Nordic Lightpackers was, as has been described, soggy. Temperatures where not in the region that would make anyone eager for loitering in their swimming trunks. That kind of weather emphasizes the need for fuel. Food, grub, chow is really the fulcrum around which our lives turn. That is more than obvious when you are hiking and using up quite a bit of calories. Here is a look at my kitchen for that particular trip. It is pretty austere and some of my fellow hikers were more innovative not to mention culinary. But they have to speak for themselves.
By Jörgen Johansson
The time has come to sum up my impressions of the Terra Nova Laser Photon. When I bought it last summer it was the lightest double skin backpackingtent on the market. I have used it both as a tent and as a tarp and it certainly has its advantages. And some disadvantages as well.
It's finally time to launch the face-lifted Fjäderlätt. Over the years our readers have given us good suggestions about how to improve Fjäderlätt, but it wasn't until now that we could implement them. We think it's a better site, and we hope you do too.
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English The first course on using lightweight and ultra light gear in Scandinavian above timberline conditions will be given this summer. The aim of the course is to give people who are into lightweight backpacking the know-how of gear and techniques needed to be confident in using them in the above timberline areas of northern Scandinavia in three season conditions.
English, Trips All lightweight bloggers survived a wet weekend in Vålådalen. As we have earlier reported, a bunch of Nordic lightweight enthusiasts met up for a long weekend in the Swedish mountains. By Jörgen Johansson
Joe Newton fording. This was not a weekend for dry shoes.
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