Fjällräven posted a video the other day about how to stay safe if you get lost. I thought it was good and informative especially if you’re new to hiking.
Had a nice weekend with some friends. Many laughs, great food and some beer.
I also managed to get a nice burn on both of my thighs. This is now a standard operating procedure for me as you can see in this old post… Forgot the sunblock at home so I had to go to the store on Sunday.
My friends parents that own the cabin has got some nice vintage Fjällräven jackets. The fun thing is that the design hasn’t change much over the years. And the best thing about them is that they’re used pretty frequent and are still in great shape!
Last summer we did a three day trip but we ended it early due to a big thunderstorm that came in over us. We were quite happy that we didn’t sleep in a tent that night because it caused massive problems with flooding etc. So this time we went on an overnighter to complete the last leg, the last 16km. Västanåleden – click to see trail info and maps.
We started on Friday as soon as I came off work and we drove to Gränna north of Jönköping (Sweden). After unpacking the car and doing some last minute adjustments and distributed a few things to balance the loads we started walking. It was now a few minutes past five. At this point we had about 2,5 hours of light before the sun set.
The small village of Röttle hosts a many treats like this waterfall and the Jerusalem mill.
And the beech forrest.
About one hour in we took a short break making some coffee as the sun was going down in the background.
One of the missions on this overnighter was to see how much fuel the Primus Omnilite TI burner used for a days worth of cooking. We found that three meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner with an additional three boils for coffee water we used about 1dl of fuel. We used Primus Power Fuel and the temperature were between 0 degrees Celsius and +12 on the last day. We didn’t really go all in on saving fuel – our thoughts were rather:
– If we do this as comfortable as possible how much fuel will we spend?”
As soon as the sun set it got dark really fast and we had to pitch the tent in the dark. But with our headlamps on but it worked great. Team work pays out!
Saturday morning – waking up around 06.30 – rise and shine!
After breakfast we took off quickly again to gain some momentum and getting warm as it was quite cold this morning.
Taking a quick breather after gaining some altitude.
Back in Röttle for a quick coffee before moving on again further north.
End of the line – back where we ended our trip the last time when the thunderstorm came in on us. A great two days of walking!
I thought it was quite hard to know what Fjällräven pants to buy as there were quite a few options and I couldn’t make out the differens and even the seller in the store couldn’t quite explain which one to get for what occasion. So this might help you with your choices!
I’ve posted a bunch of videos of Peter Persson before here on my blog but this is his summary of 20 years of adventures and 10 years of blogging and showing them to the rest of the world.
You’ll find his site here (only in Swedish)
Me and a friend went on a short but fun adventure yesterday, Bankerydsleden not to far away from where we live. Here are some photos and a map.
We started at check point one and ended the hike at check point 20 and then headed back to the starting point where my car was parked. All in all it was about a five hour walk with some stops for coffee (CP 7) and lunch (CP 16)
This would be really cool to participated! Great video and footage.
Watch in HD and fullscreen.