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  1. RonW

    A Frankenstein backpackbasket

    This project, or the idea for it, started to come together, while rummaging through my accumulated stuff. Stuff that I had saved from all sorts of places. Stuff that became redundant, left over or other people's garbage. I had the left over frame from the LK35, a few salvaged pack baskets, a...
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    A time for contemplation.... and testing.

    The other day I just had to go out. I needed time to think, time to clear my head, time to release all the bottled up frustration and anger or at least some of it. Yesterday I got notice that I have not been accepted into university and that hit home harder than anticipated. All of the built up...
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    Day Out Seeking solace in higher places

    After my cave adventure and a nice, quiet gathering with some of our "local" group, I figured I had found peace of mind again or at least some of it, but then..... Things happened and my stress levels skyrocketed again. This summer is proving to be one of the least relaxed and pleasurable ones...
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    Day Out Going underground, facing some of my demons

    Sounds dramatic, huh? But no Balrogs were awakened, nor goblins encountered. Well, those who know me, know that I am not overly fond of caves or mines (to little dwarf-genes, I suppose) and that I like tight spaces even less! No, I am not afraid of the dark and yes, I am slightly...
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    Day Out 1st of maj, a rainy day - rather green than red!

    In Sweden the 1st of may is a socalled "red day", meaning a national holiday. It is a celebration for and by the working class, a day where socialists of all sorts go out and have marches. For or against what is unclear to me, really. I myself rather have a green day in order to avoid red of any...
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    The Tale of the Three Shelters

    It was time once again to hit "the greens". We had an almost summerlike week, loads of sunshine and temperatures dangerously close to 20C. Then the wind turned north again and those temperatures plummeted. The sun made itself a lot less seen too. Today was supposed to be reasonably sunny with...
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    Making a chest rig / repurposing an old gasmask pouch

    For a while now I have been thinking about getting myself a bino-harness; a setup of straps for carrying a heavier type of binoculars while being out and/or moving. However forking over around 500SEK for a decent quality set somehow did not sit right. On the other hand I had this British WW2...
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    I just HAD to get out!

    The walls were closing in on me! Physical ailments have been troubling me for way to long, the covid-19 madness and "social distancing" are getting on my nerves and the annual spring depression is kicking in for real. I actually skipped classes today! After having taken the first English lesson...
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    Day Out A different trip - geology lessons

    The other day we had a geology field trip, visiting Europe's largest meteor impact crater; the Siljansringen. Here, about 370 million years ago, a app. 5km large asteroid smashed into the Earth, creating a large impact crater, about 52km in diameter, in the middle of current day Sweden. The lake...
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    Day Out Clearing the college-cobwebs from my brain - now with pictures!

    Recently I have gone back to school. Being only 16 months away from the big "Five-Oh" this isn't an easy task, especially considering that it was 30 years ago, since I left the schoolbenches. So I had to go out, clear my head after the first weeks of classrooms, lectures and severe social...
  11. RonW

    Hi folks, it's been a while.

    How have you ll been doing? Thought I'd drop in and say "hi". Last time I was here was February 9th last year. Seems something changed?
  12. RonW

    BCUSA forum trouble

    Hi people, anybody else experiencing problems login in or using the American forum?
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    Lighting a fire in difficult conditions - Norwegian highlands

    As copied from my blog. Apologies for the large pictures!! During my trip with Odd we decided to try and get a real fire going, despite having brought cooking sets. Lighting a fire in the fjäll or mountains was an absolute new for me. The conditions in case up there were wet, windy and just...
  14. RonW

    My mods on an LK35

    I've been having a new favorite backpack; an LK35. Legendary and iconic within the bushcraft world, I managed to get my hands on one..... and was not overly impressed by it! Because I was not happy with the way it rode on my shoulders and back, I started altering the straps. I took a set from a...
  15. RonW

    Swedish Buscraft Festival

    Hi Guys 'n gals, it's been awhile since I posted something, but I wanted to share my experiences from the Swedish bushcraft festival held last weekend. I copied it from my blog, so that's why it all looks a bit funny. Bushcraftfestivalen 2017 - day 1, friday Before I tell you about how I...
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    Anyone going to Jokkmokk next year??

    Hi folks, I know quite a few of you have been to Jokkmokk in the past few years and I was wondering if anyone or maybe even a group is planning on going next year as well. Reason why I am asking is that I am currently investigating possibilities to do likewise with a small group of bushcraft...
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    A long weekend in Norwegian higher atmospheres

    Well, it finally happened. After 2 years I met Odd again. Packing was a bit tricky. Weather forecast was good, but a bit cold. Around +6C during the day and around or slightly under freezing at night. I always find that a hard range to dress for. It is very easy to under- or overdress, meaning...
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    First Swedish Bushcraft Meet!

    During the last weekend of september we had the first national meeting of Bushcraft Sverige in Sparreholm in southern Sweden. Everything about the weekend was a success; the weather, the location, the activities and above all the company! Weather was sunny and balmy; a prime example of a Swedish...
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    Ambronite drinkable supermeal

    About 5 weeks ago I received an email from someone called Valerie Vlasenko, saying she contacted me because of my blog. She is part of a team and company, called Ambronite, who had developed a new "drinkable supermeal" and she figured that, because of my audience and shared interests in the...
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    6 days of Finland...

    Now before you start, I'd like to point out that I included the links to the full story on my blog, because the whole thing is quite extensive and a pain in the lower rear end to copy and paste... The second thing is that it really is not all that bushcrafty, but it definitely had its moments...