I’ts the small things that matters.

In the early nighties Haglofs promoted a T-shirt with the quote: Its the small things that matters. And I think that is a good statement. Today the social media force us to compete about who has experience the best adventure and so on. The small adventure can be the biggest, and why comparing it. Bring it in your mind, and play it during the winter or summer. So do the small adventures, they might give you the best experience in your life…

This summer it will be another year with summer adventures in Sweden. I think its great, we will learn to love our own country even more. The Swedish mountain will be the goal for a lots of tourists. So here comes some suggestion of book for the reason.

This book will give you suggestion of hiking tours in the north of Sweden. Archipelago tours, water falls, the Ven island and many more suggestion all over Sweden.  Friluftsliv och äventyr i Sverige : Med utflyktsmål för hela familjen – Bokförlaget Semic – inbunden (9789155269432) | Adlibris Bokhandel

The next book suggestion will be the ”Expedition Sweden”. Linda Åkerberg has been travelling around the world for the hunt for the perfect adventures. And she discover it in Sweden. 4680km travelling trough all our 25 counties, This is a moderna version of Nils Holgerssons underbara resa. Here you will explore Sweden piece by piece. Expedition Sverige : vandra, cykla, paddla från Smygehuk i söder till Treriksröset i norr – Linda Åkerberg – inbunden (9789127170469) | Adlibris Bokhandel

I also have promise you to tell you about my hunt of the perfect outdoor pant. I’ve made a movie, but it was too long so it did not work. So here we go instead. Lets get back to small thing matters. While you choosing a pant, you must start rethinking what will it be used for. When you got that clear, we cant start work. Today it will be a lot of different solution. We start with the waist. Here it can be with or without belt. I like the solution with Velcro fastener.  This will rubs less, and you can get the perfect fit. When it comes to pockets I want to have at least four. The lower ones I want to have on the thigh, this because then it will not rubs your side of the leg. The next step will be the ventilation. Here we got to solutions: One with net, which will limit the opening of it. The second solution is just a zipper. During summer I prefer the last one, and in winter the first one. It is also good if you can open the zipper from two different directions. This means you can limit the opening as such. If you got this solution it will work fine during the winter even without net.

(Norröna Falketind flex1 Heavy duty will be my next test object for evaluation)Pre-bent knees is also good to have. Ok when it comes to fit, we got all kind of designs. I prefer alpine fit, which means it it tight-fit. It will help to transport the moisture from the body heat out from the garment. I think we have gone trough the whole trouser, but we have the strap to the boots left. This one shall be big enough to work with even with mittens(or with 2.0 per mille of alcohol in the body:-). So little will go away.

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Via ferrata, test of gear among others…

So the last weekend it was time for a tour to Skuleberget and Via ferrata. The plan was to do the Via Ferrata on Sunday, spend the night in tent and hike in Skuleskogen on Monday. The weather was perfect, and we got the opportunity to test the black trail. I can understand why its closed during rain. The surface is quite slippery even in good weather condition.  But two trails the yellow and the black was the result of the day. So with a good feeling we went towards the south entry of Skuleskogen, and started to set the tents. When it was done, it was time for a fast swim in the cold sea. Started a fire and eat dinner. The night was warm, but I slept good in the Hilleberg tent. Monday morning we fixed breakfast and started the hike. The plan was to go to Slottsdalsskrevan,and continue to Tärnettvattnet and to Näskebodarna. The weather was perfect for the hike, and everyone was satisfied.

When it comes to gear I have got a new favourite. The MSR pocketrocket 2stove. Very easy to use, and it will not take any space. So if you need a gas stove, this is the one for you.

When it comes to backpack, Mattias Jansson have been reviewing the Fjallraven Singi 48L Here is is feedback:

Test of the backpack Fjällräven Singi 48

A good backpack is important when going out into the woods and the mountains, on longer or shorter trips. A backpack is usually something that will be used for many years and I am concerned about what footprint I leave in relation to the environment. It is therefore exciting to test this backpack from Fjällräven, which has an environmentally friendly focus with new ideas when it comes to material selection, and with a design that lasts over time.


This is a 48 litre backpack made of reinforced G-1000 Eco fabric with organic cotton and recycled polyester. Despite the fact that the rucksack is only 48 litres, it has a good frame in the back with rails of certified birch, which creates a stable rucksack. The support system is robust and easy to adjust for different back lengths. The backpack is quite simple, at the same time as it has many functions. The lid can be raised to accommodate more equipment. On the hip belt there are two pockets perfect for snacks, small tools etc. There are also two small loops for attaching carabiner hooks for gloves, fire steel or other equipment you want to reach easily. Inside the rucksack there is a cloth pocket against the back for maps, water bag etc.. At the bottom of the rucksack there is a zipper that makes it easy to get hold of what is at the bottom. I like to store the windprotectionbag here.

On both sides there are 2 strong straps to attaching skis, axes or sleeping pads. There is also a rubber cord on the front that can be used to attach a jacket, reindeer skin, etc. There are loose side pockets to attach to expand the bag’s size and functional area.

The carrying system is robust with well-padded shoulder straps and a strong hip belt. A whistle is attached to the chest strap.

In the top lid, there is room for the included rain cover, which is in a clear blue colour for greater mountain safety, and which keeps the backpack dry in bad weather.

Experience of use

This backpack has been used for hiking trips in autumn, winter and springweather, skiing and snowshoeing in snow and wind as well as shorter tent trips with light equipment. Despite the fact that it is only 48 litres, it holds a lot and it is easy to attach things to the outside as previously mentioned. There is good padding in the back and with a weight of 2.1 kilos; the backpack is light enough, at the same time as it is robust enough to withstand a little load. A weight of around 15 kilos is no worries.


This is a backpack that has become my favourite and is relatively technical without this being at the expense of Fjällräven’s simple design style. The fact that the backpack also has a design and a choice of materials that contribute to it lasting a long time is important for environmental sustainability. What I miss on winter trips is a pocket for a shovel, but it can be arranged by attaching some straps to the backpack.

Price: Approx. 3390 kr

More information: www.fjallraven.se

Tested by Mattias Jansson

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The heaven is now…

The trees are pure green, and the sun caresses my cheek. The pre-summer is here. Just a month ago I was heading for the summit of son-mountain. Time flies, I’ve been thinking about that. I over heard a discussion. -Do you think we come to heaven when we die, or do you think we just come to the earth? -We will come to the earth, of course. We can see it, and we are in the heaven now. I have been thinking about it, and about the ”carpe diem”. I think it is a good perspective to have, that the heaven is now. Think of what you will use this day for. Not with cues, or demands. You can choose to do nothing, or a lot. Nothing will be right or wrong. But you choose of how you will experience your day…I can tell you, you will like this way of thinking and having this approach.

When it comes to gear I have been testing the Haglöfs, solid Pro Gt. This is a real stable boot. It has a good fit, and it is easy to put on. The first model of this boot was nice but, the quality of the leather left more to be desired. But so far I am satisfied. But the test will continue. Planning a tour to Skuleskogen and Skuleberget. So it will he hard tested before it will get its grade.

Today I will start a new theme, the Swedish hikes. We start at the High coast and stage 2. Lovvik-Fjärdbotten 9,6km. Take a hike up towards the peak of Valkallen 240m. this will give you a fabulous view over the High coast bridge and Angermanalven.

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