Route/Kit List/Technical Stuff.

So, as you can see above, I have a rough route sorted. Starting from Malmo, heading North West to Vimmerby, to see my grandparents, then continuing on to Norrkoping. From Norrkoping, on to Stockholm, up past Uppsala, hitting the coast at Gavla. Following the coast around from Gavla to Timrå, cutting across country for a while until I hit the Ångermanälven river which I will follow to lake Betarsfön before cutting straight up to Storuman then roughly following the E12 to Hemevan. Joining the Kings Trail up to Nikkaluokta, and finally swinging back east for a couple days walk to Kiruna.

For anyone thats interested I’ll be lugging the following stuff about with me.


  • Foam camping mat
  • North face Kilo Bag
  • North Face tadpole 23


  • Swedish army cook pot
  • Pocket rocket stove
  • Hobo tool
  • Mug
  • Fishing rod
  • 3.5L camel back
  • G.I. canteen


  • Firesteel X2
  • Disposable bic lighters X3
  • Cotton wool balls/Vaseline
  • Windproof matches


  • Hi Tec Boots
  • Swedish army thermal top X2
  • Rohan trousers X2 (one pair zips off to shorts)
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Long sleeve cotton t shirt
  • Rohan waterproof jacket
  • Karrimor fleece
  • Icelandic hat
  • 58 Pattern work belt
  • Double belt pouch


  • Gransfors Bruks Outdoor axe
  • Mora MG heavy duty companion
  • Mora stainless
  • Mora crook knife
  • Bahco Laplander
  • Leatherman
  • Fallkniven DC4 whetstone


  • First aid kit
  • Trek towel
  • Sawyer mini filter
  • Iodine pills


  • Sont Xperia Z3
  • Powermonkey Extreme
  • Maglite
  • Petzl head torch
  • Kindle
  • IPod
  • AA/AAA rechargable batteries/charger


  • Paracord
  • Sewing kit
  • Notepad/pencil

Kit List for the Walkers

This is the kit I suggest for anyone who’s coming to join me for a while. I have some spares you can borrow, I’ll put an (S) next to these bits. Looks a bit daunting but don’t worry, I know so good places to get cheap kit.

Rucksack (S)
Hiking boots (not wellies, please not wellies)
Foam sleeping mat (S)
Sleeping bag (S)
2 litre water bottle (even an empty coke bottle will do so don’t stress about this one)
Plate/mess tin
Knife/fork (S)
2 pairs of lightweight trousers (no jeans here)
2 pairs hiking socks
2 t shirts (not cotton)
Warm jumper (preferably fleece)
Swim kit


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