Börja Vandra!


Pacific crest Trail, south of mount hood

Sugen på att själv börja vandra? Härligt, då har jag bara en sak att säga till dig. Gör det!

Att vandra kan vara den enklaste aktiviteten man kan ägna sig åt. Du behöver inga medlemskap, din kropp är ditt redskap och naturen din lokal. Ändå kan det vara lite svårt att komma igång, att veta vart man ska börja. Går man in på en friluftsbutik eller söker på vandringssidor på nätet blir man lätt överöst med produkter som du ”måste” ha och termer som skaljacka, goretex, vattenpelare, damasker o.s.v. avlöser varandra. Herregud vad betyder de ens?! Och vad vill jag ha för typ av liggunderlag? Tält? Sovsäck?! Mängden av information kan lätt bli överväldigande och det kan kännas enklare att bara strunta i allt.

Så ska det verkligen behöva vara så krångligt? Nej det ska det inte. Och det är det inte. Det är därför jag lagt upp den här sidan. Här hittar du all den grundläggande information du behöver för att ta dig ut på vandring, oavsett om du bara ska vara ute över dagen eller gå på en längre flerdagarstur. När du sedan känner dig bekväm med att vandra och vet vad det handlar om, kan du börja grotta ner dig i ämnet på egen hand.

Låt oss titta närmare på de vanligaste frågorna, som du även bör ställa dig själv och svara på innan du ger dig ut.

Hur börjar jag? – Steg för steg

Vart ska jag gå? – Hitta en vandringsled 

Vad ska jag ha med mig? Packlista och tips

Vad ska jag äta? – info om mat och recept

På Wilderness Stories Pinterest-sida hittar du ytterligare förslag på leder, DIY tips, överlevnadsinfo m.m. under de olika anslagstavlorna.

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...heter Linda Åkerberg. Jag är 32 år, fotograf, ursprungligen från Karlstad men numera bosatt i Stockholm. Läs mer om mig här

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Someone once asked me if I didn't loose track of the days hiking the PCT. My answer was 'No, it was actually the opposite, I could easily recall the days, even months back. We just didn't call them by the name we use in "normal life". In the wild we simply referred to them after what made them special.' This is for example a pic from "Fog Day" (or as all the others would call it, May 6) last year. 
PCT, mile ~426
How do you prepare for a hike on a trail you never been on before? Read about my second step in my preparation for Everest Base Camp trek: Setting a time schedule, at wilderness-stories.com (link in bio)
Pic from PCT mile ~1973, in one of the weirdest landscapes I've ever seen: the lava fields in Oregon.
Passing the 2600-mile marker on the PCT was a big thing for me. Being the last 100-marker with only 50 mile to go it was clear that I was gonna complete the entire trail. Now I've seen that I've also passed 2600 followers here on Instagram! I'm so happy for all of you and that you want to follow me on my adventures! Hearing from you, meeting you and hear your own stories is what keeps me going - so from the bottom I'm my heart, THANK YOU! ❤️
One year ago today, on June 5th 2016, I summited my very first mountain, Mount Whitney on a side trail of the PCT. With its 14505 ft / 4421 meter it counts as the highest mountain in the "lower 48" (the U.S. except the 2 states of Alaska and Hawaii). It was a bit tricky in the snow, but we all made it! I know there's a lot more snow in the Sierras this year so I wish all the thruhikers of 2017 all the best and also want to send them a reminder to stay safe. If Whitney feels to risky when you pass it, you can always do it later. The mountains won't go anywhere. ❤️
If you have a dream or something you really want to do, it can be a little bit scary to make it happen. We make up ideas about why now isn't the right time, why it's better to do it later. But the truth is that there's no better time than right now. Don't push forward your dreams. Make them happen. ☀️
Me after my first full day of kayaking last week. It was a bit scary and on this pic I'm super tired but so happy at the same time because I finally did it! And it was so much fun!
If there's something you feel like trying, just do it. Don't make up excuses for why now isn't the best time. Yesterday I rented a kayak and crossed through the islands in the Stockholm archipelago for the very first time. I moved here 13 years ago and I can't believe it's took me so long to do this! 
Good side with the story though: It's never to late.
2:30 in the morning and the sun is slowly rising over the Baltic Sea. I just love those bright summer nights. ❤️
Spent the whole day yesterday in the beautiful Nacka nature reserve just outside Stockholm. It's amazing how fast you can get out in nature, even in such a big city as the capital of Sweden! From the stockholm central station it's less then a 30 minutes drive and with the metro it will go even faster!
Tried a new form of workout yesterday: I put my backpack on and cycled to the store for some grocery shopping. 15K and 15kg on my back surely made me feel both good and exhausted afterwards!

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