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…

Where did you sleep?

Many friends are asking me where I slept during the tour. That was very diverse and sometimes I camped wild next to the road, had a bed via warmshowers or couchsurfing and of course I stayed at campgrounds to wash some clothes and myself properly. One night there was a horrible thunderstorm and I decided…

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…

Lighting up a fire in wet situations

Lighting up a fire when it is dry? No problem! Usually there lies a lot of tinder around, especally in forests fir needles can be collected or dry grass, little sticks of dead wood and so on. But if the soil is wet the task is more difficult. The solution for wet conditions are socalled…

I love food!

Now not that I was worried about calories.. it’s just frightening to see how much we eat. Fabian yesterday quoted a wise and old cyclist stating: “Travelling by bike is a way of travelling. It is not cheaper. What you would spend on gasoline you will spend on water and food – if not 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…