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Extreme cold; Choice of clothes in Polar areas such as the Arctic and Antarctica

The last day of the year. Another year soon to come. The year of 2013. And I am thinking about extreme cold. […]

Extreme cold; How to dress and what thermal underwear is best, wool or high tech yarns?

As soon as extreme temperatures and wild weather hits especially the US, I get a lot of questions as regards to how […]

11 kg plus (24 pounds) and the arrival of the first kit to help me survive!

The family spent the Christmas Holidays in Dala-Järna, where I am born, atmosphere and temperature where great. -5 Celsius and quite good on the snowy side. I checked my weight before starting to eat the enormous amounts of food that we in the ri…

10 invaluable items of gear I would bring on an extremely cold Expedition

Yesterday I received news that over 200 people had frozen to death in Russia due to the extremely cold winter over there. At the […]

5 freezing books to read over Christmas

Christmas is a time when becoming an armchair explorer is preferable to the real deal! For me it will be the only vacation […]

Preparations; Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy and a kit for -70 degrees Celsius

I love this rush! I feelslike it has been such a long time! This feeling that it is time for a major Expedition to happen again! So many things to do in a far too short time, but I am extremely happy, because I feel in bones that this will come ou…

-59 degrees Celsius, the reindeer herders jumps ship, new teams found

Planning an expedition in the coldest inhabited place on earth is full of obstacles.Basically red tape, but the logistics are a nightmare. I wouldn t be able to do this without my very good friend, the Arctic explorer Jegor Makarov, native Yakut …

Gear and Kit Review; Berghaus Bioflex 45 Rucksack

On review; Berghaus Bioflex 45 Rucksack – Rating; 7 out of 10 A 45 liter backpack is a day pack on an […]

Equipment, training, treatments and disease

Being a dad for two toddlers and an explorer preparing for one of the toughest Expedition anyone can imagine coldwise, well, it is difficult. For three reasons; First of all, even though I want to spend all my time with these the two most lovliest…

Happiness, but still insecurity if it will happen or not

We did get our papers last Friday. The Invitations. What a relief! I didn t sleep a lot during that week. Or during the the last 2 weeks. Terrible, terrible time just waiting like this, your whole life is on hold! However, having this permit, eve…