Pack as lightly as possible and the trip will be more fun and pleasant. Minimize the things you take more, no unnecessary stuff. Get good gear from the start, it’s worth the money. No cotton clothing, only wool and synthetic clothing intended for activities. Packing takes time, especially when you have to reduce the weight of your pack because it involves a lot of weighing and comparing the clothes you have. Pack in lightweight waterproof packs, most backpacks are not waterproof. It will also be easier to organize the packing with packing bags. Aim for the packing to weigh approx. 10 kg.
Buy food in cottages
In Lapland there is food to buy in every other cabin, in Jämtland you can buy food in every cabin. Towards the end of the season, it’s very crowded on the shelves, so don’t be sure you can buy what you need then.
Check the equipment
Take a look at the skis, do they need to be grounded before travel?
The edges are sanded if they look dull.
Put on cold wool over the spring and summer when they are not in use
Scrape off the cold ewes before the season.
Spray silicone spray on the binding so it doesn’t freeze.
Antifreeze spray from a car shop can be used during day skiing to avoid lumps under the skis, spray the skis.
Book the train journey
If you travel by train, always book the entire journey, you will then receive SJ’s travel guarantee. Book a rebookable ticket, then you can change the return journey if necessary.
Sleeping car can be booked well in advance.
Other trips can be booked 90 days before the departure date.
2 long underpants
“Mamelucker” – underpants that reach mid-thigh.
Changed underwear, bra
3 pairs of socks
1-2 thin undershirts
2 mid layers, sweaters
Thick sweater, reinforcement garment in harsh weather
Down jacket, reinforcement garment in harsh weather
Balaclava hat (robber hat)
Buff or scarf
2 pairs of inner gloves
1 pair of shell gloves waterproof
Gym shoes/sandals for indoor use
Hygiene items: toilet paper + small shovel to dig down with, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wax, sunscreen, sunblock
Towel for sauna visits
FOOD & KITCHEN
Food and snacks for all days – 1 extra day’s food ration in case you get winded
Cutlery + mug + plate
Touring skis with a steel edge, ideally non-rolling. (you destroy the skis without a steel edge and you get hit easily)
Poles (preferably telescopes) with large troughs
Stig skins (usually not needed for non-rolling skis)
Backpack 50 liters
Small repair kit: needle, thread, a piece of steel wire, a piece of silver tape/duct tape, scissors, multi-tool, spare ski tip
Map, the latest edition of the current area
Sleeping pads made of cellular plastic, the old classic ones (needed if you get winded and need to sit/lie in a windbag)
Headlamp + batteries
Camera + extra battery and memory card
Whiskey in a small plastic bottle. A small sip can warm you up, the alcohol opens up the blood vessels.
Wallet: cash, tickets, print cabin bookings, STF membership card
SPOT or PLB – personal emergency transmitter
Cell phone + extra battery + solar cell charger if you have one
Avalanche probe and shovel should be in the group.
Avalanche cord, 20 m colorful. Fasten in the back and let it drag behind if there is an avalanche danger and ride with a gap between you.
First aid kit: Own medicine, painkillers, plasters, wound wash, first dressing large, first dressing small, tweezers, scissors, medicine against diarrhea, antibiotics/penicillin e.g. against urinary tract infection, chafing patches, tape, fluid replacement.