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Due to the pandemic, but also to celebrate that 2021 will be The year of Outdoors life in Sweden - we at Traceless in Tiveden, wants to share some practical outdoor-hacks and our thoughts about outdoors life, here at our blog. We hope to contribute with knowledge and inspiration in a time when many longs to be in the wild. 

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Safe on ice

26/02/2021

Today we've the honor to present our friend and first guest blogger: Jonas Sjöblom! In this post Jonas will share some tips for anyone who wants to get out on natural ice. With knowledge, company, gear, experience and curiosity, we're taking the first steps towards feeling safe and confident on ice.

On demand, here's a post about hiking with a dog! To bring our furry friends on adventures in nature is cosy, fun and you couldn't bring a more eager hiking companion! There are some things though to keep in mind, to keep our little friends happy along the entire trail.

Why you shouldn't ditch your old merino! The new life of your under garments! Long live merino under garments! I had a lot of fun headlines for this post. But in short, it all comes down to up-cycling old woolen clothes.

Fresh snow is magical in many ways. Personally I'm very found of the whispering sound of skiis through the soft powder snow. But it's also awesometo get yourself out, trodding, on snow shoes or skiis to track widlife. In the snow lies "facebook of the woods" for anyone to read if curious, inquisitive and accurate. I can't say I'm an...

Today we're dealing with the burning question: What should I pack for a day in the forest? In this post we take a peek into my backpack, filled with gear for a simple day trip - a walk in the woods with fika (Fika = Swedish for: hot drink and a snack). I love these walks in the woods with...

Today I'd like to share something called "laying chopping technique". In short terms, it means you lay your piece of firewood on the chopping block and work your axe through 5-15 cm of wood. To make this work, one might need some hacks. You'll find my hacks below, and some tricks to get your axe loose when it's stuck in wood full of twigs....

How wonderful to finally have snow! Here in Tiveden, it's the first snow staying on the ground. At last, we have winter for real! This week I've been cooking outdoors. Partly since it's more fun than eating alone back home, but also since some of you have requested some simple dishes to cook outdoors. This post is written with day...

To carve your own utensils and cutlery is fun. They become unique pieces of art and carving can also be very meditative. In this post, I'll share how I carve a ladle. I've been carving it in fresh wood, the pro's of doing so is that the damp wood is much softer to work with than when it's dry. The...

Today I'd like to share with you how to build a safe and traceless fireplace. This is part of our Campfire hike, but the knowledge is to important not to be shared. I like this type of fireplace. It has low edges, so the heat spreads nicely and you can dry clothes by it, warm yourself while you cook....