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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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Are you scared of oveturning the kayak? Would you like to learn how to get back in? This post is about becoming more confident and safer in the kayak. About rescue techniques, some safety practices on the water and while we're on it - we'll also put a couple of myths about kayaking on the bottom of the sea among the fossils where they belong. ...

Midsummer's here with blossom, midgets and the light - the gorgeous light! In the north of Sweden there's midnight sun (daylight 24 hours a day), but even here in south of Sweden the sun hardly disappears beyond the horizon before rising again. Although these summer nights are lovely, I know at least myself, that I sleep pretty bad without any...

Have you been to Tiveden national park? Or do you plan to visit? I've worked at the main entrance for four summers and in this post I've gathered all my answers to the most common questions from visitors. From what you might expect by each entrance, to the best time to visit and where you're allowed to pitch your tent....

Oat meal porridge is a simple and good breakfast when hiking. It's also variable with an infinite amount of different toppings. In this post you'll find my favorite porridge. Apple pie porridge.

Today I want to share my secrets to get rid of bugging admirers in summer - also known as mosquitos and midgets. Some of these tips does also work for horseflies, like mosquito nets/jacket/hat and Siberian birchbark oil. Let me alos add, that even though these remedies are natural, they're still potent and some of them toxic. In other words...

To keep good hygiene outdoors is essential, to be absolutely clean on the other hand is luxury. In this post you'll find some advice on water purification, doing dishes outdoors, dealing with No 1&2, handling period when outdoors, how to wash clothes and sorting garbage. To handle hygiene in the outdoors is a matter of health, wellbeing and not to...

When the river gets to shallow to paddle, a towing line is much appreciated. It allows you to go through the shallows without wasting energy on heavy portages. But what is a towing line? And where do you get one? A towing line is a 10-15 meter long rope with a Y-branching at one end. You won't find it in...

Paddling with a dog can be amazing! But also challenging. In this post I'll share how I've trained my Finnish lapphund Peikko to be comfortable in the canoe and some how-to on longer adventures on both flat and current water.

With summer and warm weather approaching, I really hope that some of you wants to go paddling! Today I want to share a great hack for getting in and out of the canoe. This particular momentum is a risky one, and the most common time for that involuntary swim...

KABABAM! All of a sudden, the labrador tea bushes sways outside my blind. Don't look. Don't move a muscle, I remind myself. "Kdck- kduck-kd-kd-kd-kduck" followed by a hissing noise, like a hoarse fieldfare. There's nothing but a thin canvas and a few meters of lower bushes between me and the capercaillie rooster lekking. If I move too fast,...