Hello from Estonia

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Piiber Teravhammas, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

    Hello, my name is Mart and I am from Estonia.

    I have been using the forums for few months now and I have to say that this one the friendliest place on the web I know.
    Short intro:
    I have been camping for whole of my life. My parents used to take us to camping since we were little kids and sleeping in a tent has been normality for me ever since.
    Things got more serious 3-4 years ago when yearly bikepacking trips felt too seldom and we decided to try trekking (I had some experience beforehand). Now we have a bunch that goes out year around.
    The others are not as gramcounters as I am but they are changing bit by bit.
    It all started for me when I was looking for a new backpack and Fjällräven Kaika 100 felt so awesome because front opening felt so cool. But the weight of 3,4 kgs felt too much for me and I started to understand why some people are so obsessed with weight.
    Favourite season for hiking is winter (thats why this picture).

    Link to last year multiday treks in Estonia.
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  3. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome, looks a great location, I'll check the rest out later :)
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  4. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

    If any of You are crazy enough to visit this flat country, I am more than glad to help with potential locations.
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

  6. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello Mart and welcome to the forum :)
  7. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Hey, welcome to the forum :D
  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Piiber. :) (Or Mart)

    A belated welcome.:)

    Estonia is great, I'd go back in a flash for more winter camping there...if only for those divine little blood susages you get over there.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2018
  9. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

    Going for a weekend trip with girlfriend and a friend. I made a list of my gear, please be harsh with comments. I am pretty happy with my sleeping setup but I have not weighed my clothes with scale before and some items seems really heavy. Also some stuffsacks are heavier than necessary. It is not going to be hardcore trip anyways as the beer is the heaviest of all :p
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  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Swap the Victorinox Saprtan for a V. Classic (29gms).
    Do you need a towel for an w/e ? A micro cloth (-the sort sold for kitchen wiping up) might do.
    Lose the drybag for food - it doesn't need protection so any plastic bag will do.
    Cook kit (pot and burner) already have their own bags.
    However, I'd double wrap the olive oil (I do) and pack it out of the main compartment - you really don't want it leaking all over your other kit etc.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2018
  11. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Mart :)
  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The main thing that catches my eye is the 16000maH power bank - that's a lot of electricity for a weekend. I would expect the camera to last out a weekend on a single charge, likewise a phone in flight mode and the Suunto, unless one of them is in constant GPS tracking mode.
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  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Some nice kit there Mart :thumbsup:
  14. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Trail Blazer

    Thank You for the feedback! I am back now.
    Spartan has been my allaround knife years, I really like that it has corkscrew. I will def get some lighter knife soon and will use it when there is no chance of wine crossing my road.
    Towel was for swimming.
    I will try to sort out my cooking gear, it has been issue for me, I used to be into "gourmet" cooking (sauteed onions and garlic for pasta, shrimps).

    Suunto Traverse lasts only 8 hours in tracking accurate tracking mode. The camera lasts fine but I like to use my phone maybe too much...
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