Light packs for test

Testing some lightweight (less than 1 kilo) backpacks from Nigor and Pajak.

By Jörgen Johansson

Energy on the trail part 2

In part one of Energy on the Trail I talked about the need for calories while hiking and also approximately how many kilocalories the average male or female hiker need every day. In this blog entry you can read about how this translates into different food sources.

By Jörgen Johansson

Energy on the trail part 1

A female backpacker and friend sent me an e-mail about calories and hiking. She had been having problems with eating too little on her trips and felt other women were having similar problems. So she wondered if I could answer some questions she had. I said I would give it a try.

By Jörgen Johansson

Gear at Coast2Coast Sweden 2016 part 4

Another piece of gear new to me, and also a test for Backpackinglight.com, was the inflatable mattress from Exped, a Synmat Hyperlite M, that I used during Coast2Coast Sweden this year.

By Jörgen Johansson

Gear at Coast2Coast Sweden part 3

The pack I used on Coast2Coast Sweden was new to me. It is part of a series of tests of European lightweight packs done for Backpackinglight.com a k a BPL. This one was a Montane Ultra Tour 55 (55 stands for volume in litres).

By Jörgen Johansson

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