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Daniel Vilhelmsson Wesén

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Sourdough pizza made in Trangia with gas burner

Pizza in the outdoors made with fresh ingrediens and perhaps served with something nice to drink. Needs som preperation back home before going out. We usually roll out the dough back home and put greaseproof paper in between before going out.

Pizzadough
75g pre-ferment
10g olive oil
130g water
250 g flour
5 g salt

Mix, cover and ferment for 6-8 hours until double size.

We usually put tomato sauce, mushrooms, walnuts, chèvre on first and then when it’s done we add honey and arugula on top before serving.

We use a Trangia frying pan with the biggest pot upside down on top. We also did a plate in aluminum foil. Thick as your little finger and rolled as a cinnamon bum before finally wrapped in another layer of aluminium to hold it together. Our fits perfectly inside the pot and the end result is more like a pizza plate in an oven. One pizza takes 14-15 min if you have full power on and we always take 1 of the bigger gas canisters for this (450g).

American street pancakes with oranges.

Pancakes is always nice and really easy to prepare in nalgene bottles or similar back home. We usually do them over the fire in our Murrikka.

1 apple (grated)
2,5dl flour
2,5dl milk
1 egg
1 package saffron
100g melted butter + butter for the pan
1tsp salt
1tsp sugar
1tsp baking powder

Serve with juicy diced oranges.
Enjoy!

Bread with rhubarb jam or apple compote

When your out on a micro adventure or want something luxurious bread can be the answer. Easy to do on Murrikka, frying pan or even at the bottom of a pot.

Dough
5dl flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1,5dl water
2 table spoon rapeseed oil
Salt

Roll them and fry with rapeseed oil and flip once or twice until ready.

Serve with rhubarb jam or apple compote.

Cut the rhubarb or apple in small pieces and put the pieces in a pot with a small amount of water.  In the end you add some granulated suger for thickness.

Cheese tortillas & vegetarian stew

Really easy to do and appreciated when its a little cold outside. We like the recipe below but we usually take the vegetables we have at home before going out. The cheese tortillas is simple but to die for if you ask me.

Bread
1 package of tortilla bread
Cheese

Slice the cheese and spread it on your tortilla bread before folding it. Make two of them and put them in your frying pan (without oil). When they starting to get color and the cheese is melting you flip it once before taking it off. Enjoy the tortillas together with the stew our as a quick snack during trek.

Stew
Potato
Crushed tomatoes
Tomato puree
Onion (yellow)
Red lenses
Spices. (I prefer smoked pepper and cumin)
Carrots
Leek
Vegetarian bullion cube
(Parsnip)

Chop everything and put in a pot. Add a small amount of water, crushed tomato and puree. When you have 10-12 minutes left you add the lenses. Let simmer until ready. Sometimes If your not vegetarian you can add mackerel or tuna to this one to make it a little bit more filling.

Fresh mixed salad

Luxorous, quick and fresh salad that we like to bring in a lunch box for those spontaneous summer adventures! 

1 Bag of mixed salad
1 Paprika
1 Box of baby plum tomatoes
2 Pear
2 Avocado
1 Goat cheese
Handful of cashew nuts
Olive oil
Pinch of sea salt

Campfire bread twist

These delicious campfire treats are fun and really easy to make.

4 dl flour
1,5 dl water
1 pinches salt
2 pinches baking powder

Topping: jam, honey, butter

Mix baking powder, salt and flour in a large bowl. Once they’re combined, add 1,5dl of water and mix so that it forms into one big lump.  Choose a stick thick as your thumb and strip off the bark and leaves. Grab a handful of dough and roll it into a snake-like shape. This won’t need to be very thick, as the dough will swell when cooking. Twist your dough onto the stick and hold the stick over the embers of a campfire. Once it starts to turn golden brown it’s ready to enjoy.

Lessons Learned

Slow pace

Elsa started walking at 12 months so during the first year she was not moving so much. In cold weather, covered in insulation, crawling is as challenge in itself and we found her happy to mostly sit and explore things. We’ve spent days discovering leafs, small bugs, birds, looking at clouds, animals, roots and stones. Things I haven’t looked at with a deep interest as a grown-up, but with Elsa I rediscovered a lot of things and I’ve seen things I wouldn’t  have seen in the same way without her. There are times when Elsa laughed at waves in the ocean, followed a bird until it disappeared behind a hill or a house and then looked at me for answers. For us, the key has been to have multiple choices and not a hundred must-do’s during the trip. During the first year I think we had our best adventures when we walked less, took a lot of breaks for waterfalls, holding sticks, scouted for squirrels, did campfires and found happiness in small things, being in the moment without needing or longing for anything more. Leaning against trees and watching whatever passed by.

Carrying

We most often use a full buckle carrier for carrying Elsa when we’re out. There is a range of different brands and fits so the best tip is to try a few different to really find one that suits you. During the first year we have mostly used an Integra carrier. It is simple to use, has a snug fit and if you carry your baby in the front you can comfortably carry a backpack at the same time since the shoulder straps are thin. From around 6 months of age (when the baby can sit without support) it is possible to carry her on the back. Different people have different solutions. Elsa is now 15 months and I still prefer to carry her in the front; as she has grown it get’s more difficult to see your feet and the next step as clear, but at the same time you can interact with your child easily and you have the possibility to carry a backpack as well. When we carry her at the front we usually hold her feet or hands. It feels good and adds some extra protection from the elements. She also feels comfy and get som heat from us. For longer walks Emelie mostly carry her on the back nowadays as she feels that this is more comfortable now when Elsa is 10kg+, carrying the daily stuff in a waist bag instead of a backpack. She also carries a lot in woven wraps, and with these it’s easy to vary the type of carry. If you’re out for a night the other partner can carry the gear. 

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg

New ski bindings and boots! @johanalfred and I head out in less then 2 months. So ready!

Gothenburg

Equipment

My equipment list during our latest trailrunning endeavors.

RUNNING IN
200 Icebreaker Leggings,
200 Icebreaker LS Crewe,
Shorts,
Fjällräven High Coast Wind Jacket,
Petzl Nao headlight,
Icebug shoes Acceleritas4,
Socks,
Boxer long ones

IN MY BACKPACK
Haglöfs LIM 25L,
Waterbottles 2x500ml,
Energybar and simple food,
200 Icebreaker Leggings,
200 Icebreaker LS Crewe,
Beanie Icebreaker,
Gloves Hestra Runners All Weather,
Fluffy jacket with hood,
Haglös Barrier III pants,
Socks Thicker Smartwool,
First Aid,
Hilleberg Tarp 10 UL,
Marmot Hydrogen sleepingbag,
Exped Airmat UL Lite M,
Boxers,
Small towel

Gothenburg

Pancakes!

American street pancakes with orange.

1 apple
2,5dl flour
2,5dl milk
1 egg
1 package saffron
100g melted butter + butter for the pan
1tsp salt
1tsp sugar
1tsp baking powder

Serve with diced oranges ?
Enjoy!

Photo: @frilufts

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Distance

Everywhere is walking distance.

Sweden

Change

I’m here watching the beautiful mountain peaks from a distance. Before I felt the urge to run there as fast as possible, to be there and take it all in, to stand on all the peaks with a big smile and visit the valleys that I could see from them. Today I have a different feeling! I know I feel the urge to climb the peaks because where I am right know is the right place to be. I feel good, I have the beautiful scenery in front of me and I’m already out doing things that I love. I don’t need to go anywhere else. I’m in the right spot, the right mode and I’m already fulfilling my dreams! See you in the mountains.

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Relaxing

Watching the clouds go by and spice it up a little with funny faces and noises. Oh happy day!

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Lovely dip

Last day in Saltoluokta for a while. Took the opportunity to skinny dip in Langas before breakfast. +6 degree Celsius.

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Teaching

Lingonberry, blueberry, cloudberry… oh that’s a reindeer looking at us. Swedish mountains ❤️

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Exploring

Inspecting the mountains.

Gothenburg

Sleeping arrangement

Elsa likes her new sleeping bag. Less then two weeks until our family adventure!

Elsa has slept in her down suit from Patagonia on our microadventures and it has worked great, easy to adjust temperature by zipping up and down and in addition she can’t kick it off while sleeping. For this trip we’ve complemented the suit with a kids size sleeping bag from Haglöfs (110cm). The two can be used in combination for colder nights and in addition the down suit works as an extra layer of insulation during lunch breaks etc.

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Slowly getting there

Emelie’s Kajka 65W is also packed for the first time for this trip and our equipment list is written. Elsa appreciate the book from Calazo in her own way. Today we will visit the city center for the last preparations and Daniel will get his backpack ready for 7 days as a guide at Fjällräven Classic.

Gothenburg

Monster backpack

Let’s go on a family adventure in the mountains. We carry most of our stuff including food for 17 days. While planning it sounded so easy.. I know different know. The hardest part is done, everything is in the pack (or hanging on it..). Now it’s time for the second stage; unpack, evaluate, minimize and repack. Still a couple of days to get everything together and get tuned. Game on!

Family adventure

Microadventure with Emelie and Elsa.

Kåsjön

Family

Soulfood ❤️
? @frilufts

Kåsjön

Kåsjön

Concentrate only on the thing that really matters. Cut everything else.
? @frilufts

Equipment list

My equipment list during Fjällräven Classic Denmark 2018 Read More

Mellbystrand

One more dip

??Midsummers eve ?? Midsommarafton

Mellbystrand

Elsa and I

?? Spending time together ?? Spenderar tid tillsammans ❤️

Hellasgården

Morning

?? God morning. I’m looking at the treetops from inside my tent and I’m happy. ?? Godmorgon. Kollar på trädtopparna genom tältduken. Känner mig glad. Dags för en ny dag på Björnturen.

Equipment list

My equipment list during Björnturen 2018 Read More

Stora Varholmen

Stora Varholmen

?? That feel good vibe before cutting my foot during a dip↟ ?? Den där må bra-känslan innan jag badade och skar mig i foten.

Gothenburg

Tarp

?? Spending time in the archipelago is always nice. Here we’re taking a break beneath our tarp. ↟ ?? Ute på Galterö är det alltid mysigt att hänga. Här tar familjen en paus under tarpen.

Stockholm County

Boatlife

??Happiness and simplicity ↟ ?? Glädje och enkelhet.

Tyresta nationalpark

Camp

?? Hanging out with outdoor colleagues in the woods. ↟ ?? Lägerliv med underbara kollegor.

Stockholm, Sweden

Hammarbybacken

?? Evening stroll with a friend of mine. Talked about life and slept on a windy hill. ↟ ?? Kvällspromenad med en vän. Avslutade kvällen med att sova på Hammarbybacken. Nu tillbaka till huvudkontoret och mer utbildning.

Stockholm, Sweden

Logotypes

?? Old versus new ↟ ?? Nytt möter gammalt.

Bohusleden

New friends!

?? Guidelife at Bohusleden ↟ ??Guideliv på Bohusleden

Bohusleden

Strong mom

?? With a backpack on her back and our 2,5 month girl in a baby carrier on the front she joined us for a full day of adventure along Bohusleden trail. ↟ ?? Med en ryggsäck bak och vår 2,5 månaders dotter i bärsele framtill följde hon med för en heldag med äventyr längs med Bohusleden.

Bohusleden

Bohusleden

?? Angereds church to Jonsered. Outdoor day with Naturkompaniet. ↟ ?? Angereds kyrka till Jonsered. Utedag med Naturkompaniet.

Mellbystrand

Mellbystrand

?? The reward after laying floors for a full day. ↟ ?? Efter att ha lagt golv en hel dag är det skönt med lite belöning.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

?? Had a great morning. Tried every sleeping mattress in the house. Time for summer adventures! ↟ ?? Hade en skön morgon. Provade alla liggunderlag i huset inför sommarens äventyr.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

?? Leaving the beaten trails for a creek in the forest. Lets follow it! Emelie, Elsa and I on family adventure. ↟ ?? Lämnar stigen och följer en liten bäck in i skogen. Emelie, Elsa och jag på familjeäventyr.

Gothenburg

First night out

?? Spent the night out in the woods. Elsa’s first night in a tent . ↟ ?? Spenderade natten i skogen. Elsa hade sin premiär och sov ute för första gången.

Gothenburg

Love

?? Our child, our love and treasure! ↟ ?? Vårt barn, vår kärlek och skatt ❤️

Bohusleden

Bohusleden

?? Spending some time in the woods. ↟ ?? Tillbringar lite tid i skogen ❤️

Sweden

Sweden

?? Evening hangout during a canoe trip last year ↟ ?? Kvällshäng under en av förra årets kanotturer.

Ovesholm

Gifts

?? There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings. Today I looked at flowers with my kid, my wife, my sister and my parents (roots). ↟ ?? Det finns två gåvor vi borde ge våra barn; den ena är rötter och den andra är vingar. Idag strövade jag i skogen med mitt barn, min fru, min syster och mina föräldrar (rötter).

Gothenburg

Connection

?? Let them once get in touch with nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life. ↟ ?? Låt ditt barn få kontakt med naturen. Låt kontakten växa sig stark så att vänskapen och respekten finns där för framtida umgänge och inspiration.

Gothenburg

Family day in Skatås

?? Family and forest! ↟ ?? Familjen och skogen!

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

?? Spending the afternoon at Änggårdsbergen. ↟ ?? Spenderar eftermiddagen i Änggårdsbergen.

Gothenburg

Cosy evening

?? Whatever is good for your soul, do that! ↟ ?? Det som känns bra i själen, gör mer av det!

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

?? Bringer of happiness and warmth. One of our Primus lanterns does the job as usual. ↟ ?? Med en lykta från Primus blir alltid mysfaktorn lite högre.

Hyssnaleden

Hyssnaleden

?? Celebration dance with headlights. We spent the night in our Tentipi Zirkon 15p. ↟ ?? En dans med pannlampor. Vi sov över i vårt Tentipi Zirkon 15p.

Iceland

Iceland

?? It’s a good day to ride your bike! ↟ ?? Idag är en bra dag att damma av din cykel.

Bergslagsleden

Bergslagsleden

?? One of many mornings during my three month walk from Smygehuk to Ytterhogdal in Sweden. I walked with snowshoes for a couple of weeks. Fun but hard. ↟ ?? En av många mornar under min tre månaders vandring från Smygehuk till Ytterhogdal i Sverige. Jag vandrade med snöskor under två veckor. Kul men jobbigt.

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

?? During our last walk in Sarek we found this pile of reindeer horns. Who put them there? ↟ ?? Under vår senaste vandring i Sarek fann vi denna hög av renhorn. Vem samlade ihop dom?

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

?? Emelie stretching during our lunch break. ↟ ?? Emelie passar på att stretcha under vår lunchpaus.

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

?? I never regret making the effort to wake up to views like this. ↟ ?? Det är så värt att ta sig tiden att vakna upp till en vy som denna.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

?? Emelie! Not only a wife and mother but also an adventurous woman that I had the pleasure to first met in the Swedish Mountains a couple of years back. She has been trekking and running in most weathers. We still have a lot of miles to go. I love you! ↟ ?? Emelie! Inte bara fru och mamma utan också en äventyrlig kvinna som jag hade nöjet att springa på i de svenska fjällen för några år sedan. Hon har vandrat och sprungit i de flesta väder och nu gör vi det tillsammans. Älskar dig! ? @frilufts

Helagsfjället

Helagsfjället

?? Friendship at the summit of Helags. ↟ ?? Vänskap på toppen av Helags.

Sweden

Rogen, Sweden

?? The earth has music for those who listen. Kayaking trip in Rogen. My best so far! ↟ ?? Kontakten med naturen och lugnet som blir därefter. Kajaktur i Rogen. Min bästa än så länge!

Sweden

Sweden

?? Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. ↟ ?? Idag var en bra dag. Idag var en rolig dag. Imorgon gör vi om det igen.

Brännö, Göteborg

Brännö, Göteborg

?? The Casströms knife has been my companion since a couple of months now. The birch handle and the overall finish is ?. ↟ ?? Casströms kniven har varit min ständiga följeslagare sedan några månader. Björkhandtaget och finishen är ?.

Helagsfjället

Helagsfjället

Perhaps stress is caused by not camping to much? ↟

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

Always there has been adventure just around the corner… and the world is still full of corners.

Gothenburg

Love

And suddenly you just know; It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Emelie my wife, Elsa our newborn and I. Family!
Photo: @frilufts ↟

Ruddalens Skogar

Ruddalen

Outside is good for my inside.

Photo: @frilufts

Sweden

Sweden

Don’t need no compass no map or chart. Don’t need no stars shining above. Don’t need nothing but a little light in your heart. ↟

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of kayaks↟

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

Käringsjön, Jämtlands Län, Sweden

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stroke.

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

A joy that’s shared is a joy made double.

Gothenburg

Free of charge!

Be out in nature – free of charge! You only need time, right? Most of us already have a jacket, some gear and a newspaper wrapped in plastic to sit on. What’s your thought?

STF Grövelsjön Fjällstation

STF Grövelsjön Fjällstation

A solo adventure on snowshoes! A great route I took a couple of years ago. Grövelsjön-Hävlingestugorna-Rogen-Skedbrostugan-Tänndalen. Being out alone during winter is not for everyone but a great way to use your skills, see the northern lights, dig in the snow and be with yourself for a while.

Sweden

Guidance

Inspirational Outdoors – Connect, Create, Explore, Inspire! Searching for an adventure near Gothenburg, in the Swedish mountains or perhaps some guidance for your first Camino to Santiago de Compostela? Read more at www.inspirationaloutdoors.com

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

I want to have all my adventures with you. ↟

Laponia

Laponia

When the path reveals itself, follow it. You never know where it leads. For instance when I saw a beautiful woman while running in the Swedish mountains… We started to talk, one thing lead to another and now we’re married. The image is from our wedding walk

Grövelsjön, Dalarnas Län, Sweden

Grövelsjön, Sweden

Morning camp close to the Norwegian border. Playing in the snow for 8 full days, lovely!

Sarek National Park

Sarek National Park

One step at a time is good walking. Be present and open minded and you will catch all the good moments along the way.

Stora Sjöfallet National Park

Stora Sjöfallet National Park

Padjelantaleden trail between Akka and Kisuris. Padjelantaleden is a hiking trail in Lappland, in northern Sweden. It is 140km long and don’t have a lot of elevation.

Sweden

Sweden

Breaking camp for the last time on this trek. Cold winds, autumn colors, perfect view, great friends … Couldn’t ask for more 🙂

Östra sjukhuset

Östra sjukhuset

What is 51cm long and weights 3685g? It’s Elsa our first child <3

Storulvåns Fjällstation

Storulvåns Fjällstation

Storulvån. A great place to start an adventure. We skied Blåhammaren, Storerikvollen, Sylarna and then back to Storulvån. There are a few additional huts along the route. You need a key in Storerikvollen.

Australia

Australia

Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are to big. 10.000km trip from north to south.

Swedish Mountain

Swedish Mountains

A windy adventurous day in the Swedish mountains. I really enjoy these harsh weather conditions. The windchill factor, poor visibility and the drifting snow makes me feel alive and “out there”. It’s a way to test my level of awareness and how I use my knowledge.

Fireplace

This is where we all come together. It is a place where we gather, no matter our background. It is where we drink our coffee, share our stories and tell about our mistakes.

Gothenburg

Any day now

Baby time

Gothenburg

Friendship

If you did okey you now have a fire in front of you. You’ve hopefully been friends for a while, the fire and you. Your mind goes from being in the moment, listening to the wind, the sparks, the flames and from time to time your mind wanders off. You think about the people back home, the trail ahead and the comfy sleeping bag that you soon will be sleeping in. My hands and writing, @frilufts photo.

Sweden

Early fire

Early fire! Nurture it like a baby. Protect it from unwanted guest, feed it with the best there is around and let it grow when ready. Look at it, let it breath and give it your full attention. A fire like this is a treasure worth protecting. It will soon be ready to welcome you all with it’s sparkling sounds and dry surroundings.
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My hands, @frilufts photo

My relation

Sparks. A new beginning, an idea and a vision of something bigger and warmer. A place to meet, tell stories from the past and make plans for tomorrow. Sparks that soon will transform into flames and heat your body, give you warm food and boiling coffee.
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My hands, @frilufts image

Time for breakfast

Time for breakfast

All you need for a perfect breakfast after a night out… on the balcony

Balcony Sleepover

Balcony sleepover

Microadventure goes nano. This evening we go smaller and ask ourselves does size really matter? With smiles we go to bed on my balcony.

“It’s about attitude and imagination more then great wilderness”

Galterö

Archipelago

Archipelago adventure! Walking, eating, searching for things on the beach… we had a good day if you ask me.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

David and I had a playful day out in the archipelago. Great little islands with loads of treasures waiting to be found. @daheig took this photo seconds before I partly fell into the water in front of me.

Galterö

Good morning Galterö

Early morning walk at Galterö. David and I took one of the boats from Saltholmen to Brännö for another microadventure. We sick sacked the islands for some time, made a fire and even went for a quick dip in the ocean. Water temperature +4 degrees Celsius.

Gothenburg

They write about us

Influencers ?. Our wedding and the following article in 365 magazine inspired not only guests and family but perhaps also STF. Check out their website for more ideas and beautiful wedding locations.

Skåneleden

Skåneleden

It’s nice to be on the east coast for a change. I spent time here every year during my youth and I really connect with places like Haväng, Verkeån and Stenshuvud.

Verkeåns Naturreservat

Verkeåns Naturreservat

A great couple of hours. Food, a dip in the ocean and some sculptures made of sand. A nature reserve worth a visit.

Hängesten

New years dip

Happy new year! Some friends and I ended the year with a dip in the ocean. Water temperature 4 degrees C.

Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Saltoluokta and Sarek

Combining two lovely things! A walk through a place called Europe’s last wilderness and wrap it up with a wedding. For us a true Cinderella story! We asked some friends if they wanted to join us on this, for us very special, adventure and five wonderful friends were able to. We started the trip in Gothenburg with a long train ride to Gällivare. Then bus and helicopter before the “real” adventure. Nine days of autumn leaves, being above the tree line, navigating through forests, following windy creeks and one lake that we rowed across before arriving Saltoloukta. We had friends coming in prior to the wedding by boat and despite the long journey they showed up for our wedding and had a small adventure doing so. Our wedding day was a sunny autumn day with colourful mountains in every direction. The evening greeted us with northern lights and our guests where leaving for home with a smile on the face. Emelie and I couldn’t be happier and the next adventure is already around the corner. In februari we have our first child.

Sarek National Park

Guidance

Inspirational Outdoors – Connect, Create, Explore, Inspire! Searching for an adventure near Gothenburg, in the Swedish mountains or perhaps some guidance for your first Camino to Santiago de Compostela? Read more at www.inspirationaloutdoors.com or email me.

Gothenburg

Celery root

When you use your outdoor kitchen gear at home. Celery root instead of ham.

Humble shelter

Microadventure on a monday? Sure! Alexander, David and I hiked out on another epic adventure in between work. A humble shelter for three is raised and i’m ready for bed.

Vildmarksleden

Tentipi weekend

Weekend adventure with work. Celebrating an early Christmas with good food and friends.

Vildmarksleden

Wood-fired oven

Uuni; Wood-fired oven for pizza and beyond. Out in the woods trying the oven for the first time.

Building our own

Wilderness oven of our own design.

Morning bath

An early morning ice dip in December ?

Walking in the dark

Two colleagues and I will sleep outside tonight. After a 3 hour walk we pitched the tarps. Now I’m laying down in my sleeping bag listening to the rain.