Even though I still have a lot of trips to process, I decided to make a little side step first. The reason for this is that I get asked a certain question quite often and that is that people wonder about me traveling these regions in France completely solo.
First of all I don’t always travel solo, I have a very dear traveling companion! But when I do travel solo I take precautions.
First of all, I will always let people know where I’m going, second I carry a PLB (Personal Locater Beacon) and third (and most fun) I’m an outdoors guy a.k.a I like being outside with minimal equipment.
The video below is part 1 of a 2 night Hike & Hang (as we call them) and it will give you a glimpse of the way we travel outdoors…and yes when I’m out and about in the woods of France I do carry a firesteel, sturdy knife, a poncho for shelter and “coffee and tea equipment” (this is an insider joke, where coffee and tea in the woods in France has become a must have for the initiated 😉 )
The video is sadly in dutch and is about a 2 night hike and hang I had here in the netherlands with a very good friend: Johan van Dijk aka Born2Roam.
It shows our shelter but also cooking equipment (part woodstove and part alcohol burner from my side)..so Enjoy and please comment on the video on youtube if you want!
2 thoughts on “A quick side step”
Hans, looks like a good outing. Do you know this fire starting technique, although with all the material that was available, you guys didn’t need it, but it may come in useful one day. Take an empty toilet paper roll and stuff it with the lint that accumulates in your clothes dryer. Very flammable, very light and easy to pack. Works in Idaho! -Erik
I actually do know that technique, it works well, another thing you can use is cotton balls, they are just as flamable.