I than took the canteen off and hung it on the belt itself, changing sides. This leveled the load considerably and after I attached the poncho to the rear of the shoulderstrap, as I had befor, the whole loadout was quit balanced and hardly noticeable weightwise.
On the path right behind the house I spotted some foxdroppings (I guess)
Birchbarktinder readily available! I filled on of my jacketpockets with this and noticed that they gave of a white powder. Never noticed that befor.
I found some shed deerantlers (my first ever), but someone beat me to them! They were badly chewed up. Well, not actually chewed up, but more like chisseled off. It really looked like someone had been using a woodcuttingtool on them, so some rodent appearantly ate this antler! Anyone any idea on which one and why!!!
The sun low in the sky, lots of birds singing and calling everywhere... and for the rest absolute silence. This was heaven!
Bag and me....
The sun gloriously setting over the hills of southern Dalarna, casting a glow of gold and red copper over the trees. I just had to sit down, watch and soak it all in. The smell of damp forrestsoil in the evening triggered some fond memories and propelled me back to the days, when I was in the military. I truely enjoyed those days in the field..... Has it really been that long since I last did this?? Man, how much have I missed in those inbetween years! This truely is medicin for the soul. The eveningchoir of birds complemented this idyllic scene and suddenly I heard a strange other noice. There were some red deer barking in the patch of forrest next to the one I was in and their echoes rolled down the hill, distorting the sound.
I could not decide which picture I liked best, so I just added both of them.....
There was another sound up there, too. One I did not welcome so much; buzzing mosquitos! And I was an obvious target! So out came the tin of Nordic Summer and the little bloodsuckers left me alone after a smear or two on the exposed skin. The Mss. wasn't to pleased with this, though. She called me "smoked meat", when I returned home.....
Some however were appearantly desperate for an avening snack and tried to pierce the cotton clothing I was wearing! This puppy was at least 10-15mm large! The biggest mosquito I ever saw!
And quite determined, too!
As darkness approached I had to head home. I had forgotten my headlamp.... What dumbass forgets his lights, when he goeas for an eveningwalk in the forrest??? I had one light with me, but that was far to small. Here's the "build-in baglight" I mentioned in one of my previous posts. Works great!