Hiking and outdoor activities in general is my main interest, and when I’m not hiking or planning trips I like to feed my interest from various sources online. Here’s a list of a few of my favorite websites and blogs:
I’m a frequent reader of Brians blog, and he recently started to post trip reports on YouTube too. Brian is an Australian/Danish guy who hikes a lot in Sweden, and is soon reaching the end of his goal to section hike the whole 1186km of Skåneleden in southern Sweden. His page was one of the first ones I started to read frequently after I started to get interested in UL hiking, and his gear choices has inspired me several times. If you need detailed trip reports or info about Skåneleden, this is the place to go.
Together with Brian Outdoors, this is one of my most visited blogs. Olympus Mountaineering contains a lot of detailed information about hiking and mountaineering in Greece. The trip reports contain detailed information about routes, with lots of photos, and different maps. The site also has detailed gear reviews. Whether you plan to hike in Greece or not, Olympus Mountaineering is well worth a visit.
I started to read the Ultralight subforum on Reddit about a year ago, and now I’m a regular visitor and occasional poster on the forum. r/Ultralight is a great source of information when it comes to gear, and how to shed weight. They have an excellent Wiki with lists of gear companies, Ultralight/ultracheap gear lists etc. But what ever you do, don’t let them know if you’re in to bushcraft… they really hate bushcraft.
Utsidan has Swedens largest outdoor forum, but also contains articles, blogs and contests. I mostly visit the forum, either for asking questions specific to Sweden / Norway, or to answer other peoples questions.
I really like the gear HMG makes, and a part of me regrets selling my Ultamid 2. But I would need a sponsorship to afford one again. HMGs’ blog contains posts from different authors, with interesting trip reports and videos. Since their gear is often used by multi sport adventurers it contains a lot of info from trips in places like Alaska or below the rim of Grand Canyon and with packrafts or fatbikes / mountainbikes.
One of the largest, in not THE largest outdoor blog on the Internet. Philip Werner is one of my role models, in the way he quit his job and started to make a living on his main interest – hiking. He writes a lot of gear reviews, and have a lot of contests where he hands out gear to the winners. I don’t read every post, but I regularly visit his page and read a post or two.
Cam Honan is sort of a legend in the hiking world, after his 18 months / 15 000 miles “12 long walks” hike. His site contains a lot of trip reports from all over the world, and its a great source of information when it comes to hiking, trip planning and gear. Every new hiker should pay a visit to his site before heading out.
I’ve written about this YouTube-channel before, and it’s still my favorite. I am a gear nerd and a gram geek, and their videos contains nothing of that. But they make really beautiful movies, and I like their style of film making, with the self composed music, the narratives and the educational aspect when it comes to plants. There’s also a nice dynamic between the four guys that makes the films and the full length episodes are really enjoyable.
Occationally visited, but well worth reading
Written by Ashley Hill, one of the adventurers sponsored by HMG. Though not updated anymore, the blog has interesting trip reports and beautiful photos. Reading about how she slept in the desert without bug protection was the thing that made me fight my bug phobia and sleep without a bivy.
Not updated so frequently lately, but Christine is a really cool person who’s basically been living outdoors for years, on the trail, on a bike or paddling.
Sweden’s largest hiking blog, run by another one of my role models, Angeliqa Mejstedt, who found a way to make a living from her passion. She recently released the book “Vandra” (Hike), and her site contains trip reports, tips and philosophy about hiking and hikers.
I found this blog when I searched for info about HMG Ultamid, and found this nice video from Jotunheimen. His page remains one of those I visit somewhat frequently.
This was one of the earliest blogs I started to read when I first got interested in UL hiking. I liked his philosophy about shedding weight but keeping it comfortable. Kenneth, who writes the blog, recently bought Backpackinglight.dk, a nordic webshop with ultralight cottage gear.