This is my basic equipment when I go walkabout, depending on the destination and purpose I will omit or add a few things. There’s no food or clothing here, we’ll talk about that in another article.
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
While preparing to guide an adventure/overland trip to Croatia in October with our good friends in Croatia, we were also invited to hunt roebuck and wild boar on their hunting grounds. Hunting in Croatia is a way of live, people hunt for food, not for sports or as a hobby. As our hunting guide explained, […]
I’m a big fan of hammocks. A good hammock is your friend in every environment. Most people think hammocks are for jungle trips, not true! I’ve used them in Sweden and Canada for wintercamping, on jungle trips to Borneo & beach holidays. The Blackbird is manufactured by Warbonnet located in the foothills of the Rocky […]
This trip we headed out to a lesser visited area of Australia, the Northern Territories is the least populated region. Just the way we like it. Cattle-stations, gigantic Mango Tree plantations and a lot of space. it’s also aboriginal country. Our plan was to hire a 4×4 vehicle with a rooftop tent and go camping […]
Binoculars are essential for wildlife observation, as it is nearly impossible to approach wild animals in their habitat without being spotted. Animals often have much better senses than humans and they will hear, smell & see you from miles away. It’s a good idea not to interfere with their natural routines. For example Roe Deer […]
According to my girlfriend I’m addicted to Tiger balm. When I travel in the tropics, or any hot and bug infested country, this stuff is essential. It’s compact, inexpensive & works well. It has many uses, but I’ll describe what I use it for;
Featured image: early morning safari on the Kinabatangan river. After reading Redmond O’Hanlon ‘s book “Into the heart of Borneo”, my next destination was decided. Jungles, rivers and mountains covered in dense Ditocarp rainforest where leeches and insectes crawl the forestfloors… Early morning view from a mountaintop near Mount Kinabalu. Birdwatching is a pain, you […]
A trip to Borneo was on my bucket-list, no doubt I will soon return!. For 1 month I explored Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The first thing that strikes you upon arrival is the biodiversity. It is incredible! Despite the loss of habitat due to extensive logging and palmtree plantations galore, there are a lot […]
Most of the countryside in the UK is a semi-natural environment. No untouched wilderness can be found here. However, one can still enjoy the scenic, carefully manicured beauty of these national parks.
The Rafflesia is the largest flower in the world and the symbol of Sabah, Borneo. Flowers measure up to 1 meter across. There are 55 species of Rafflesia, of which 9 are found in Borneo. Pictured here is the Rafflesia Keithii found near the village of Poring. Alongside their rarity, size and unusual appearance, it […]
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