Note: Here in Sweden we don’t yet have total lock down which means we can leave our homes as long as we are not sick or put anyone else in risk. This might differ depending on where in the world you live.
For me having to work from home during COVID-19 has of course effected me, like many others. Mainly by not being able to go on expeditions, hold workshops and lectures. But special times call for special measures.
I am not going to lie, the first weeks of staying inside (since I was sick) kind of made me climb the walls for a bit and I certainly felt a bit trapped. But once getting used to it I realized I finally had time to go through all my pictures (which were A LOT) finishing some films I filmed last year, making a more solid business plan and started working on future missions and dreams!
But being an outdoor girl, I missed nature a lot being trapped inside. So I packed my tent, my sleeping bag and my camera and headed to the island of Orust on the westcoast of Sweden.
Many times we often don’t see all the possibilites with exploring in our home countries, but rather spend time abroad. But during the COVID-19 we can really take the time to discover what we have just outside our door.
And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Off course it is comfortable renting a hotel room, or BnB where you have roof over your head and where breakfast is beautifully served.
But sleeping in a tent is a cheap option which brings you right into nature and gives you moments which you might have missed otherwise.
Just make sure you have a windproof tent that has at least 10 000 mm in waterpillars to be dry and safe during stormy days.
And during spring time, especially if you, like me, live up north in the world, it is better to bring too much clothes than too little. A warm hat and gloves can also make you sleep a little better during colder nights.
Then when it comes to food, which should be a little bit planned, there is nothing worse than being camping on a hungry stomach, right?
I found this page, which presents some really great ideas for food during camping!
And lastly, don’t forget to bring you camera! Being out in nature during late, as well as early hours, will give you amazing moments which you might would want to keep in a picture for the future.
If you want to go hiking or camping on the island of Orust, I have made a digital map together with Basetool which are free for you to use that can help you to get some inspiration around this place on Orust 🙂
Happy camping friends!
Equipment & camping gear