10 things to know when flying long distances

1. PACK AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE Make sure that it is really empty otherwise the security staff might take it away from you at security check. Sometimes there are bins you can dispose your liquids and take the empty bottle with you, but better be prepared. Normally during a long distance flight the flight attendants…

Better take a tent!

Last time I wrote some thoughts about the Dackelgarage, which is only a shelter with a bivy bag. But as there are some dangerous snakes in South Africa and Namibia as well as scorpions, a proper tent which I can close completely would be the better solution. Snakes and scorpions love the heat, especially snakes…

Beercan stove

Some weeks ago I read an interesting article about selfmade camping stoves, which were made only out of an old beercan. Inspired by that I had a chat with a friend of mine, who is becoming a wilderness guide. As he told me, he had already built such a nice tool, I was even more…

Dackelgarage

The tent-question is still on, so did I set up some experimental housing and built a tent with my bivvy and bike. All in all it was a really easy and quick set up. I used 6 tent pegs and 2 sole straps for the longidudinal side. Another set up was to put the front…

And it burns burns burns…

When bleeding your brakes put out your pads! If you do it like me and put only the back pads out and being lazy with the fluid reservoir in the front you are doing: BIG MISTAKE End of story: Some hydraulic oil dropped onto the front pads, it was just a µ but this was…