Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Out in the Arctic, 2019: The Path Forward

This blog has been living a quiet life of its own for most of 2018. There are few updates, little new material....

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7 Reasons to Go Ultralight for Your Next Hike

There are two very dominant trends in outdoors and hiking today: the ultralight and the bushcraft movement. Ultralighters are willing to sacrifice durability and features...

Learning packrafting: the essential skills

In part 1, I gave an introduction about the types of gear that are related to packrafting and what you should have to get...

Outdoors Camera Shootout: 10 excellent cameras to consider as your hiking companion

I've been invested in the Micro Four Thirds system for a number of years now. I have a old and trusted Olympus OM-D E-M5...
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A gem on Netflix about the John Muir Trail

Check out this movie about the John Muir Trail called Mile... Mile & A Half, available at least on US Netflix. Stunning cinematography and just beautiful...

The 9+ wonderful, fun and occasionally odd reasons to packraft

Why packrafting, why not X, Y or Z? "Packraft...but why?" It's a legitimate question that gets asked quite often when packrafting comes up with people new to...

Outdoors camera update

Last year I posted the Outdoor camera shootout as a response to the investigation that I had been carrying out on what would...

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House in the Wild Arctic Lapland

Enontekiö, Finland

House with room for 10 people on the shore of Muonio river, way above arctic circle. Modern amenities, fireplaces, sauna and services only 10km away in Karesuvanto make you comfortable and let you …

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Review: Exped Synmat Hyperlite M ultralight sleeping mat

This sleeping mat is a very recent purchase so I have not logged any days out in the wilderness with it. Therefore this is...