I've just come home from a three day outdoor trip and I'd like to show some pic's from this adventure and talk a little about gear in general. I was inspired to post after I read the 'Jokkmokk Trip Report - Andy' thread. http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103646 Now, the only purpose with gear is to allow you to have good outdoor experiences. You can have amazing trips without any expensive gear what so ever. I'm not trying to sell anything in this post, but to show you just how far you can take your interest in gear, if you want to. I know some of you are interested in the gear itself, so I'm going to show some pictures. Anyway, here we go! There was a storm coming, so four days ago I drove deep into a forest about 30 km from where I live, here in Sweden. I had rammed my little adventure car full with gear! Those are old Army skis, a shovel and a glass fibre sledge. A large backpack and a chimidan fits perfectly, with room to spare, and a sledge like this enables you to bring everything you might need for a week. Ice drill, water, firewood or whatever... I've added the reflectors just to feel safe while on the small road. The quality is, as always, in the details. It's about -5 degrees C and I'm skiing straight out into the forest, using a compass bearing and map. A storm is approaching. It is a crystal clear sky filled with stars. I've found my camping site and I'm raising my tent in total darkness, but for my LED headlamp. I'm wearing a Taiga FS02 Gore-Tex uniform and cap, that has so many great details that I can't begin to show them all. You can also spot a Mora 2000 utility knife. My backpack has a winter camouflage cover, that's also from Taiga. In fact, all my underwear, underpants, T-shirts and undershirt are from Taiga and has the same olive green colour. And my jersey and sweater. It is great to have stuff that are designed to work well together. My main backpack is a Sacci Jägare-90, that looks saggy here because it is not fully loaded. It is the best sack I've ever tried and today I have more than 10 Sacci backpacks of various capacity. I have improved it in many ways and you can see various pouches for tent poles, tent pegs and lamps and stuff.