Essentials are things that are very difficult to make or obtain in the wilderniss. You need a container for water as it is the most essential commodity for a human. Remember this:
My first ambition in life was to become a jungle explorer. Growing up in Mexico, even as a five year old this was already very clear to me...
This ambition never died and whenever possible I'm out exploring the world. I like to travel as light and self-sufficient as possible, to be able to reach remote places and be overwhelmed by the beauty of this big blue planet. These travels keep drawing me back to nature and enjoying it to the fullest during all seasons. I feel it's important to document these untouched and remote wild places and raise awareness about their biodiversity in order to protect our unique ecological treasure .
I like to study diverse subjects of the natural world. Biology, ecology, flora, wildlife tracking & management, natural navigation, etc… It's a never ending story and luckily so. Also I'm a bit of a gear freak and love checkin' out the latest on backpacks, sleeping bags, sat phones, GPS's and other cool stuff.
I was born in Mexico-City, lived there for a few years and than moved to Belgium, where I currently live. Thanks to that I'm fluent in Spanish, Dutch, English & French. I'm a sound designer/composer, concert promotor and a knife maker, check out my work here: music & knives.
Entries by Dimitri
The Mercedes G-Wagon is assembled by hand in Graz by Puch. Originally ordered as a military vehicle during the seventies by the Shah of Iran, a great shareholder of Mercedes Benz at that time. It has been in non-stop production since 1979. It’s design is the everlasting timeless type and the off-road capabilities are legendary. […]
Mount Kinabalu (4095m) is the highest mountain of the Malay Archipelago and a well known tourist attraction . The ascent is a 2 day/1 night ordeal and by no means an easy trek. The thoughest part is the gruelling descent, a true torture to the knees! After paying admission fees, overnight stays, guide fees, park […]
Here’s my basic personal cooking set when I go on hiking trips. For me this is as perfect as it gets; simple, sturdy & multifunctional. It allows me to cook my meal in 3 different ways. On a campfire On the WILD WOODGAS STOVE which allows me to have a contained fire with very little […]
If you are in to remote wilderness this is it. No airplanes, no people, stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife spotting. This part of Quebec is a wilderness area 350 km north of Baie Comeau. It is situated east of the Manicouagan crater, one of the largest impact craters on the planet and is clearly visible […]
A knife is by far the most important tool to carry in the wild. However, a dull knife is useless and dangerous. Knifesharpening is an art and an exercise in Zen meditation. Wax on wax off! Take your time and control your breathing. Remember, practice makes perfect… This is the sharpening set I take with […]
To be honest, coffee is essential on the trail and there’s only one item that is more important to me, a knife! If you are a hard-core city tripper you’ll probably won’t see the need to carry a knife. However, when travelling off the beaten path you will find a knife indispensable. A bushcraft knife, custom […]
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