ultralight backpacking and hiking

By Kenneth Shaw | Ultralight hiking and photography from www.ultralightancomfortable.com among other sites

My favorite backpacking cameras

Through the years I have used many cameras on the trail, and several of them I have written reviews on. I thought for fun I would include a few …

Cameras

Gear review: Hilleberg Enan

A few years back my first gear review I ever did on this site was a review of the Hilleberg Akto. I liked the tent but found it had too many faults …

Travel

Gear review: Jetboil TI Sol

I have owned the Jetboil TI Sol for almost 3 years now, so this has to be the slowest gear review in the history of gear blogging. I’m not sure if I …

Starting your backpacking life

I have a friend who is starting to get interested in backpacking, we went on a short trip last year and had a great time despite the fact that we …

Camping

When doubt takes over

Yesterday I ran 26 kilometers during a competition called the Lidingö Ultra. It was both a 26 and 50k competition. I was complete garbage during this …

Mind

Phase 2: The minimalist experiment

Almost a year later from when I started my minimalist journey and I find myself gravitating to a more zen like discipline in my daily life. I want …

Leave no trace – The living experiment

I have been thinking about something a lot lately. The idea for me started when I got a comment on my book “ultralight and comfortable” about the …

My training and progression in running

I just ran my first half marathon, my body and feet are still sore and my stomach now full from my first real meal in 7 hours. I certainly didn’t …

Gear Review: Merrell all out terra trail shoes

After my Iceland trip last year I realized it was time to buy new shoes as I had started using tape to keep my Haglöfs together. I’m not a big buyer …

Finding purpose

I’m going to write about something different here. Something that I hope will help you on your journey to become not only a minimalist, but even a …

A little secret

I’m going to fill you in on a little secret, something that has been in progress for sometime and only now am I starting to accept it. It all started …

Diets

Snowy arctic paradise and gear failure hell

I felt the warmth on my face as the afternoon sun crept through the mountain ridges, my body hot from from the layers of winter clothing and the …

Batteries

Everest 2017: Looking Back Before We Look Forward

The 2017 spring climbing season on Everest is about a month from getting underway at this point. The first teams will begin arriving in Kathmandu …

List-Worthy

Potato bark – Trail food magic

Bark is more awesome than it actually sounds. It’s the yen to trail food yang. It’s what separates the gourmet backpacking geniuses from the top …

Recipes

The UL Jacket – Essential gear for any backpacker

I once wrote an article a long time ago about the ultralight wind jacket and how I felt it was the single most important piece of gear for any …

Backpacking

Making Ghee

There are different reasons why one should want to make ghee. For me I use it both at home and on the trail. It holds alot better than butter does …

Recipes

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 4

Emstrur (Botnar) to Þórsmörk<p>— 15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 300m net descent —<p>Again, I was left breathless by the amazing hike. Glaciers, …

Trails

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 3

Alftavatn to Emstrur (Botnar)<p>15 km, estimated walking time 6-7 hrs, 40 m net descent<p>I was in no rush to leave Alftavatn, the views were simply …

Travel

Trip report: The Laugavegur trail day 2

When volcanic desert transforms into a true paradise on earth<p>Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn – 12 kilometer from volcano to paradise<p>After a day and a …

Travel

The Laugavegur trail day 1

Sometimes it takes me a while to finally get around to doing a trip report. I am working on this as an ebook instead as I can really get the pictures …

Minimalism and hobbies?

This one is difficult for me. To be honest, I have had many, many hobbies and I don’t mind buying stuff for my different hobbies. One major change I …

Minimalism

Gear for sale

It’s about that time of year for me to go through my gear closet and start cleaning out what I need and don’t need for my coming trips. I can ship to …

Sweden

Planning for a walk across Sarek

It’s time for me to start committing to this years (2017!?!) trips.. While I have a couple of smaller 4-5 day trips coming up, winter adventure and a …

Sweden

Is ultralight right for you?

I have a lot of readers on this blog, some for recipes, others for my posts on minimalism and still a bit more for photography. But the the majority …

Enlightened equipment revelation pro Quilt: Gear review

Some pieces of equipment become such an engrained part of your gear closet, a standard set piece in all your backpacking trips that they become easy …

Peanut butter fudge

These peanut butter fudge cubes are amazing. If your looking for quick energy on the trail, or body fat increasers, love handle expanders, these …

Dessert

Banana muesli crunch

This is by far my favorite breakfast on the trail. It’s a bit more of a process at home, but the mixture will last for about 7 days on the trail and …

Recipes

A happy minimalist Christmas

It’s that time of year when we are not only expected to continue our mass gluttony of consumption, but also add to that gluttony by consuming for …

Christmas

Lazy mans Snickers bar

Who doesn’t love a snickers bar? Well other than the odd person here and there that happens to die when they eat peanuts.. but everyone else loves a …

Recipes