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Hiking progress around Sweden

Decided to bind together some photo galleries, as well as some experiences from the hikes we did before & after the great Tyresta hike.

06.19 - Bouldery Midsommar around (Gamla) Grisslehamn🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Tighten up shoes before climbing on boulders
  • Ice-cream sugar rush was awesome (and also the meth Skåneman song).
  • The shoreline North of Stockholm is extremely beautiful.
  • Very tasty falafel
  • Bring pot regardless of leaving gas stove home
  • Try out larger variety of canned food
  • Do not use towel as sitting pad
  • Stick stove suitable for steaks if enough coals are formed - just use thicker fat wood sticks
  • Some water fountains require extra bucket to be present to reactivate the pump - respect that
  • Some people have way too much time on their hands for redecorating the front lawn
  • Mesh bags + drum-liner made life waaaaay easier
  • Do not pass hot cans to friends who aren't wearing gloves
  • Bouldering jacked up on sugars is fun
  • Mosquitoes can (and will) bite through socks

06.06 - Sörmlandsleden between Hälleforsnäs and Eskilstuna🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Sleep stuff: optimize, sync with the Sun, test hang after hanging, maybe try a mask for blocking out light
  • Fruits + veggies infinitely better than ketchup/senap/fried onion retardation
  • Devise method for checking horizontal level of ridge line
  • ~~Buy more wool stuff + a damn towel~~
  • Weigh all components and re-think pack to make it even lighter
  • Try out a single cocoon-like quilt for warm weather instead of pad + bag
  • Splitting wood is fun
  • Dry platform for kindling fire

05.30 - Tyresta🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Focus on better hydration during walk segments (perhaps try to fill camelbak instead of filter)
  • Don't be leavin' that Morakniv on the forest floor
  • Prusiks + carbines rock
  • Don't put scorching hot titanium parts on top of textile sleeves
  • No more ketchup + senap, go with spring onions instead
  • Dry fatwood is really nice to get the fire going
  • Still need a plate
  • Have spare batteries
  • Have drumliner trash bags

05.21 - Ornö🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Keep your dominant leg behind when hitting/splitting/fucking up logs with two-handed swings
  • It's possible to pack for 1 night in 20L, but definitely not enough room for culinary spoiling
  • Bring the 65-er ffs
  • Rotate ferro rods to avoid permanent damage from the knife edge
  • Build wooden base for storing fuel above ground to avoid moisture creeping in
  • Get: hiking towel, thermal pad, wool shirts, ..., large titanium saucepan (to be used as plate too)
  • Wood stove is friggin' amazing if the weather / fuel situation permits it
  • Ridgeline: move Prusiks on other side of Bowline before tightening up with hitch
  • Should clean up water filter at home after usage
  • Do not use gloves when filling up water filter
  • Humans are mostly stupid and uncooperative (sic)
  • Need compass + offline maps
  • Learn the tripod + square lashings
  • Wind situation is much milder when camping inland
  • Need to find a way to avoid/clean some of the grease from Ti cookware (small metallic brush?)
  • Use sunscreen

05.09 - Björnö🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Not cool to lose pack members
  • It is possible to camp really close to the sea if shielded by trees
  • Blood moon was awesome
  • Some very nice music from Andrew
  • Double check if you packed the pocket flask

05.02 - Paradiset🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • Monet-like sunset
  • Gomboy is an absolute beast
  • Starting fires does actually require a fair amount of sticks and pencils
  • It's fairly easy to cook yummy chorizo + garlic + oil + jalapeno dinner
  • Facing the A-frame of the tarp towards water is not necessarily bad, it actually doesn't matter at all when camping on shore of inland lakes, and the view is so much better
  • Managed to lose a spork: from now on everything I pack should either be intrinsically reflective or get a paracord lanyard
  • Some very nice music from Markus

04.11 - Tyresta🔗

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Experiences🔗

  • First hike with the 65L Osprey - amazing suspension, awesome camelbak
  • Didn't even bring a knife to sharpen sticks for hotdogs :-(
  • Viking fire lay worked very well in windy conditions
  • Random dude on the other side of the lake navigating through seemingly impossible terrain while looking at his phone
  • Pack of napkins accidentally thrown into the lake

Last update: 2020-06-21