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    Rule Britannia! Excellent read Pete. Great pics. I really like how you were safety conscious. Traveling alone makes a person think differently, hopefully.
    A mountain of good gear to keep one cozy. I don't have the energy at my age for a trip like that and am very happy to get to read yours and others TR's.
    I think -40 is an all time hammock low,,certainly cold enough.
    Thanks for posting Pete.

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    Re: 2 weeks in Arctic Sweden; Abisko, Jokkmokk and -6 to -40c

    adventures from the deep freeze....awesome.
    Don't worry about the leeches....just think of them as baby love bites !
    Enough talking....let's get walking !
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

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    2 weeks in Arctic Sweden; Abisko, Jokkmokk and -6 to -40c

    WOW! That scenery is beyond gorgeous! I wish I was there.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Excellent trip report......a great adventure, thanks for taking us along.
    Love the pics too!

    Mick
    Thanks Mick , Glad you liked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I said it on BCUK but I'll say it again here, epic trip

    Great write up too mate
    Thanks again Buddy. See you in the piney woods before long.

    Quote Originally Posted by draugen View Post
    Still, I don't consider myself so experienced in deep winter sub zero night hammocking/sleeping that i'd risk limbs by going to Tornetrask this time n the year.

    I can only hope I get to go on a trip like that some day
    You sound more sensible than me
    I wouldn't have even attempted it without the arctic survival training, despite much time spent in Scotland in the winter.The guy who taught us is one of the best in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountnman View Post
    Great report and fantastic pics, thanks for sharing!
    Cheers Mountman
    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Rule Britannia! Excellent read Pete. Great pics. I really like how you were safety conscious. Traveling alone makes a person think differently, hopefully.
    A mountain of good gear to keep one cozy. I don't have the energy at my age for a trip like that and am very happy to get to read yours and others TR's.
    I think -40 is an all time hammock low,,certainly cold enough.
    Thanks for posting Pete.

    bill
    where were having some rainy winter

    Fav quotes

    " oh no , the cell phones dead"

    ""ice burned bum cheeks"

    "bouncing off the trees and spraying turd"

    ' a man has to blow his own sausage"

    Makes for a good read
    Haha! Glad you liked it Bill.

    Yes, travel in winter alone is something different isn't it?
    It forces you into a different mindset. I found it all the more focusing being in a foreign country too.
    Fingers crossed for you mate, the weather next winter cools down with the sun past maximum. I may be bound your way next year

    Quote Originally Posted by ofuros View Post
    adventures from the deep freeze....awesome.
    If only I had a freezer big enough to hammock in
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    WOW! That scenery is beyond gorgeous! I wish I was there.
    I wish I could have done it justice and the weather play ball, the views are just stunning there in winter.
    There will be a trip there next year again with the guys and a better bunch you will not meet

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    I really enjoyed your write-up (from the comfort of my tempature controlled house).
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Absolutely wonderful report, coupled with stunning pics. Cheers to you for not only surviving such an epic trip but for posting it for us to dream and live vicariously through your adventure!
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallPaul View Post
    I really enjoyed your write-up (from the comfort of my tempature controlled house).
    Thanks for sharing.
    A pleasure Tall Paul. That thermostat is still set on minimum here. Everything is still hot, including the freezer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    Absolutely wonderful report, coupled with stunning pics. Cheers to you for not only surviving such an epic trip but for posting it for us to dream and live vicariously through your adventure!
    Thanks Cranky, glad you enjoyed it

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    Great TR thanks so much for sharing your adventure. I really enjoyed the pictures.
    O&B
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    The irony that your kit survived hell frozen over, only to have it destroyed by SAS... great pictures and a good adventure you had there. I would love to visit the market.

    Harstad
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    Thanks for the trip, it was great! Glad to hear your Wiggys worked good, my whole family loves theirs.
    Shalom.

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