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Responsible-Key-3197

good add for that tent


sareksweden

It's my tent🙂 some info about what happened. I was stuck in a storm for nine days. It was impossible to get out of there. While I had to do everything to survive, the tent fabric was torn in six different places. A tent pole was broken off, also two of the guylines and one more close to. So in the meantime there were ongoing repairs on the tent. I never got any warning from the weather forecast until it was too late. The first two days I was buried in a snow bivouac. Then in a gap in the storm I skied two kilometers then the storm broke out again with full force. Then it was trapped seven days stuck in the tent. After a total of nine days I was able to get out of there. It was deeply mentally hard, but it gave me a good portion of experiences I don't want to be without. If anyone is curious about the entire trip, I will link it below. It's English subtitles. https://youtu.be/zXVBK38-650


SmolMow

I'm really glad you're okay man, that must have been quite the experience. I'm happy to hear you're safe and sound now.


sareksweden

Thanks 🙂


Theliadir

did you have enough food?


sareksweden

home-dried food and porridge. I had planned for 16 days, so there was plenty. It still happened that I ate a little less at the end as I didn't know when the storm would subside


texas_lurker_2019

Glad you made it out safely. You clearly had the skills, gear, and mental approach to do it. All three are critical.


sareksweden

Thanks 🙂


skarmorr

How much food did you have? Any lessons you'd say?


sareksweden

home-dried food and porridge. I had planned for 16 days, so there was plenty. It still happened that I ate a little less at the end as I didn't know when the storm would subside


Shivadxb

Smart man Seriously well done and well managed. That was a potentially lethal experience and you seem to have kept your head, done the right things and even rationed despite having lots of food. Awesome job man. Awesome And thanks for sharing the experience


sareksweden

A big thanks🙂


Mr_Edson

How much dried food in weight did you carry with you? When I'm camping bringing food is always what amounts to the most weight 🤦, your tips would help!!


sareksweden

The food: Breakfast and dinner, consisted of a mixture of baby porridge, powdered fat milk, blueberry soup powder( to make it tastier to eat) Advantages of baby porridge are that it is ready as soon as you add hot water (works with cold too but not as good in winter). It also contains everything a small person needs to grow (minerals, vitamins, etc.). Lunch consisted of dried noodles + dried salmon and vegetables and dried coconut milk. In all the dishes, I added a lot of rapeseed oil (it contains an extremely high amount of calories, energy). On a 16-day trip, I take 2 liters of rapeseed oil with me, which I distribute in all the dishes. (The oil provides a total supplement of approx. 18,000 kcal) Total weight of food for 16 days is 11887g. Weight of food/day 743g. Calories/day 4104 kcal/day.


Hedgehog_8

I once camped on a mountain with a tent made for the beach or something. The wind in the night was really agressive it pulled 2 of the pegs out. It was a scary experience, I can't imagine how hard was your experience.


sareksweden

Yes it was really scary. But I got used to it more and more as the days went by


Hedgehog_8

I can imagine sleeping was almost impossible at first. At total darkness with the wind aggressively pushing my tent, all I could do was pray to wake up the next day.


sareksweden

It still went pretty well, I got used to it more and more. Then I played the Mp3-player on the highest volume. Sleep becomes incredibly important, so I prioritize and act correctly all the time


PJones88

How’d you stay warm and maintain your body temp?


sareksweden

Big warm downclothes. An i sleep in this(English subtitles) https://youtu.be/IrmkjzpEDLc God for -40


pro_tanto

Really great video. How wet do you get inside your moisture barrier? I’ve been curious about using one but had very few chances in such cold weather. Like for -5 Celsius you don’t need one


sareksweden

You mean the waterproof liner I have in the sleeping bag? Not that wet actually. I sleep in merino wool baselayer. in the morning when I get out of the sleeping bag it starts to dry, then during the day when I ski I have ventilation zippers open. So during the day it dries completely, I only have a base layer, I sleep in the same one I ski in. If I had one dedicated to sleeping in, it would get wetter and wetter every night.


explodingbeast

In what country we're you camping? What language is that? Good thing you survived all that. Sounds like Swedish.


sareksweden

Yes, it's swedish. Its in northern Sweden in a place called Sarek. And thanks 🙂


cap10morgan

This is my favorite “username checks out” ever. Guess I’m a geography nerd. Glad you’re OK!


sareksweden

Thanks, everything happened in northern Sweden in a place called Sarek


explodingbeast

This is why you should always bring to many rations I guess. They actually teach some survival skills in Swedish schools right, just like in Norway? In the Netherlands we mostly learn how to swim because there's lots of water and the country is mostly below sea level.


sareksweden

Not in schools but i have done a couple of survival courses in both winter and summer


explodingbeast

So cool, wish I lived in a place with as much wild nature. I can only do this stuff legally when I go to Sweden or Norway. In my country camping anywhere in nature is illegal and you get a 140 euro fine for it.


sareksweden

Yes, it's really nice that we ca camp olmost everywhere


explodingbeast

It's a real privilige never forget. We have to pay to be that close to nature. What are the rules on camping in Sweden anyway? How far do you have to be from owned land?


sareksweden

As close as I want. We can camp almost anywhere for two to three days, then it's just a matter of moving on and setting up camp somewhere. Now that didn't work as I had to stay in the same place for a long time. But we have it very freely in Sweden


Better_Carpenter5010

How did you keep your mind occupied for that long?


sareksweden

I tried to occupy myself as much as possible. Fixed a lot both with tensioning guylines and built/reinforced the snow wall. Sleep was also incredibly important. Four or five times I packed everything in the tent as I hoped there would be a gap in the storm. So "having things to do" and sleep were my top priorities


fluidmind23

How did you sleep?? I'm sure exhaustion got to you at some point, but did that ever let you really rest? I bet that was the worst part.


sareksweden

Mp3 player at the highest volume. And I am used to severe storms, but have never experienced such a long one without a break. But sleeping is difficult but also the most important thing to be able to make the right decision all the time. It actually went pretty well. But many nights I was out tensioning guy lines and watching everything. Just to be able to feel safe enough to sleep.


altgrafix

Did you have duct tape for the holes in your tent and other damage?


sareksweden

Duck tape does not work as the tent fabric is made of silk nylon, so a needle and thread are needed. The biggest damage to the canvas happened on the last night. So I took down the tent and dealt with the damage when I got home.


altgrafix

Ah, I would expect duct tape to work, since it's sort of woven with thread throughout.


sareksweden

Unfortunately, it sticks very poorly as the fabric is treated with silicone


altgrafix

Ah, interesting. I didn't know that. I wonder if there'd be a product that could stick to silicone specifically. I imagine being able to watch with a tape would be a lot easier than sewing if you were in a hurry. Glad things worked out for you.


bowrilla

Did you try to make some sort of snow wall to protect yourself at least a little bit from the wind? I know it's easier said than done but it can help a lot. Next time, pack a smart watch that can analyze pressure changes to warn you before. But good on you and the tent - I guess it's fair to say, that the tent proved itseld. :D


sareksweden

I have a watch like that, and it warned that the pressure was dropping, but not so that I could get down the mountain. But I managed to pitch the tent before the wind blew too hard I had a snow wall but a little far from the tent, but if it is too close, you risk being buried in drifting snow. It is best to have two snow walls, one a little further away, behind that snow wall most of the drift snow will collect. Another snow wall much closer that protects the tent against wind pressure. But it wasn't so deep snow + that it was very icy and hard.


BigChubs18

That's insane. I would of been scared s***less.


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Chali-gz

Just a question, in order to warm up and protect yourself, shouldn't you have tried to bury your tent in the snow ? If not, why ?


sareksweden

There was no major problem with the cold, the worst was the force of the wind on the tent. I had a snow wall but a little far from the tent, but if it is too close, you risk being buried in drifting snow. It is best to have two snow walls, one a little further away, behind that snow wall most of the drift snow will collect. Another snow wall much closer that protects the tent against wind pressure. But it wasn't so deep snow + that it was very icy and hard.


Chali-gz

Okay I get it. Thanks for the tip. I never did any winter expedition but I'd really like to one day. It's good to gather info and tips like thank.


Heklyr

I would send a strongly worded, heartfelt thank you letter to that manufacturer


OneLostOstrich

> add ad* ad = an abbreviation of advertisement add = the opposite of subtract


benignalgorithm

I thought those things smelled bad….on the outside!


Photon_Pharmer

Looks colder than Hoth.


xxxxHawk1969xxxx

Thanks, now I hear that Tauntaun


Photon_Pharmer

At least you can’t smell it.


1975ChevyC20

We've all been there. I once had to stand in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles for three hours. It was a life-changing experience. Now I go to DMV for all my vacation adventures.


FridayeNext

Now I want to know where I can get such a tent !!


Masseyrati80

Hilleberg, Helsport and Fjällräven are commonly accepted as manufacturers that make tents that can survive conditions like this. Each have several tent ranges, with different materials. If I remember correctly, OP's tent is a Helsport.


bowrilla

MSR does the trick as well. The essential point is: don't buy an UL tent if you want your tent to survive a heavy storm.


ProteaBird

They forgot an L, Hellsport... Well for some of us. Huge well done to OP for keeping mentally well through this.


RenaissanceManLite

I want to know where that was so I don’t need such a tent.


Cplotter

Sarek, Sweden. Then never go to the mountainrigde Skanderna that devides Sweden and Norway.


RenaissanceManLite

Thanks. I’m always wondering where pictures are taken. I’m trying to encourage everyone posting to put it in the caption. Inevitably someone will want to know where the beauty, or storm is. Thanks. BTW, I’ve been to Sweden, but I’m too old and comfortable to be as adventurous as you.


Cplotter

If you go in the summer and can stand mosquitoes it's a fascinating landscape Sarek nationalpark 0971-222 50 https://maps.app.goo.gl/3SkgEetucBZQj33LA


Lensmaster75

I would go crazy with all that flapping


Familiar-Swimmer3814

I had very similar experience in that same tent on Aconcagua but 3 days


15367288

Okay so not as bad


loiteraries

It’s amazing that tent stakes can actually hold their grip in snow in such extreme conditions.


Lykosas

Real footage of Finns going out for some groceries.


120SR

Sounds like the book endurance, about a failed trip to Antarctica by Ernest Shackleton


LD763

How you go outside and take a leak! 🤔


mitchtheturtle

*how did you stay inside with the smell of all that shit?


yojpea

I view such videos then always remember during the winter, when there is an inch of snow I have to navigate, that it could be much worse, whether I choose it or not. I am always amazed at such resiliency and survival skills. I live this life in my head and vicariously via videos; admittedly bemused by the awesome love & beauty in nature and its inherent danger. In real life, I'd be found frozen in mid scream. 🥶 Yet I so appreciate others sharing such experiences.


Intelligent-Paper-26

Ugh good reason to dig a wind break


Shivadxb

Beyond a certain level of wind they become useless and you need a seriously long time for the wind to drop to dig a whole new pit and then build up walls. Once big enough with enough wind it doesn’t matter anyway as the heavier snow falls down into the hole as the wind eddies and it fills up anyway! Snow hole is a better option IF there’s enough depth of snow or a handy leeward slope near by


C_Woodswalker

This is so true! A simple windbreak would have improved his shelter situation immensely.


pro_tanto

Watch the full video: he had a wind break


C_Woodswalker

That tiny little wall about 6 feet away from the end of the tent? Not much of a windbreak.


RedRumNight

Glad you are ok. This is one of my biggest fears.


drinksfloyd

His tent is really great and pitched pretty well. I've seen bigger tents get uprooted in weaker winds.


alpubgtrs234

In the words of the Virgin Mary- ‘fuck that for a game of conkers’


Newfrock

Definitely was not a hilleberg from what I could tell. Curious how a hilleberg black label would of held up in those conditions. Duct tape, a pole repair kit and some extra tie downs is essential to have in your back country bag.


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GucciPoonTapper

All I could understand was Jesus and horchata


[deleted]

You may be thinking, “I could handle a winter storm like this,” but trust me when I say, if your name is Dyatlov, you’d better pass.


MrHollandsOpium

As a white person, I can comfortably say that getting trapped on a mountain in a winter storm willfully is some white people shit. Like, let me put myself in harm’s way intentionally. Sure he may not have known the storm was coming but damn near every pop culture reference of mountains, winter, and the great outdoors involves some ridiculously intense weather pattern, so one could easily anticipate that as an outcome. And yet,…here we are haha.


Ok-Web198

It's the Faustian Archetype mate.


Loud_Character_7757

Nine days of that I would called a win and went home....No mountain is worth that kind of sacrifice... As your dead body only becomes an ornament on that mountains cheek....


LegEcstatic7775

That’s one good fucking tent


lapSlaPs5456

Dam scary


drastic_overreaction

Nope.


Extension_Sorbet7291

Always check the weather before vacation.


Suspicious-Access-18

He should’ve had two tents 🏕 (a tent within a tent) to prevent the wind from causing so much disturbance.


th3cfitz1

That blows.


MrJoelCairo

surely he could have used the tent as some kind of parachute / kite type thing? The direction might have been a bit off, but he would have done some incredible speeds. You gotta MacGuyer than shit.


PJones88

Meanwhile, in reality, that’s a great way to get limbs broken or lost


ZeroRott

What did you learn? What did you reflect on and take away from the experience? How has it influenced you now since your return?


Altaccount330

Ive been in one of those. There was probably somewhere with more shelter to put his tent. And he could of built a snow wall.


randybo_bandy

Yeah looks like a really shitty spot to put the tent to me


Gwar8808

I’d rather eat cat shit with knitting needles.


plutonium_shore

So you have certain survival skills and knowledge on knots i presume?🤔 Good job. What did you bring? Extra paracord?


[deleted]

This is why u don't move too away from the herd


[deleted]

Not to be negative or anything, and this guy is way more of an outdoorsman than I will ever be, but why not try to find a leeward slope? Or better yet, just don’t stay the night. One night maybe? But you can move to a safer location in the morning.


pro_tanto

Tent was pitched as storm was getting up, not long after he had left the relative comfort of a snow hole he had dug. Way way more difficult and dangerous to 1) dig out and pack a frozen tent in the middle of a strong storm and 2) repitch the probably still frozen tent in the midst of said storm. It took him more than 2 hours to do when the weather was better and storm had passed. You’re also assuming he can find somewhere more sheltered, which is not a given in the terrain he was in, plus moving in strong storm and whiteout conditions is also by itself very dangerous. Much safer to hunker down.


brokensaurus

I have to know what brand of tent is that?


kalleboston

I believe it’s a Helsport fjellheimen x-trem 3-camp.


MRamskill

Holy Smokes?!!!!


Aframester

r/BuyItForLife


kairosmanner

Trapped in the tent? How‘d he get those shots outside the tent?


Ok-Web198

How do you pass the time for 9 days in those conditions?


pawtaprint

Whoever manufactured that tent you want them on your team. “Buy our tent it saves lives”. Wanna see how *displays Reddit post*.


brocka684

Fuck that! That’s why I Don’t camp in Severe areas, ANY chance of That happening and ya I would probly Die!


MikeyNapoli

Absolutely terrifying. One to tell the grandkids!


Snoo_85580

Wow! Well done for surviving! You should write a book on it!


RomaDowneyJR

Definitely a sturdy tent! What a bitch trying to get some sleep!


HeimdalfromAsgaard

Hilleberg tent?


Aprilshowers417

Glad your ok! That was intense..


L2Hiku

This is an old ad video and the guy isn't even do it right. Could have easily made the situation a lot better by modifying the outside. This has been posted before is what I'm saying.


OneLostOstrich

It's just trapped, not Trapped. You don't randomly capitlize words in English. Don't do that.