Out of hibernation

It’s been quiet here on the site for a while. Very quiet. And there’s a good reason for that: Last winter was spent as a teacher, freelance journalist, author and father (and probably part-time nutcase), all while I was maintaining my primary blog in Norwegian as well as this space. It became very clear at oneContinue reading “Out of hibernation”

The Battle of the Backpack

You know how some people want to make a competition out of anything? Without you knowing it, it has now entered the hiking scene. Who would have thought that a pleasant little thing like going outdoors could have anything to do with competing? But the competition is there, even if you weren’t aware of yourselfContinue reading “The Battle of the Backpack”

New Year Wishes for 2012

  2011 is drawing close to the end. Old and new dreams swirl around in the air. Next year we will try to reach out after some of them: Dating a tree. In 2012, we want to be intimate with a tree. Preferably a tall beech with a smooth trunk. An oak might also do.Continue reading “New Year Wishes for 2012”

Do cut off the handle on your toothbrush

My outdoor activities in its infancy were running shoes or military boots, an old down bag, which probably had more feathers than down, a lack of tent, or heavy tent, thick woolen sweaters, cotton pants, bread and sausages – in a way spartan, but also heavy. Then came a phase of upgrading the equipment, followedContinue reading “Do cut off the handle on your toothbrush”