Day 5 - Mt Roraima

Hey guys. I haven't had much time to blog, but I assure you, I'm still alive and kickin.
I'll probably make a big post tomorrow about some stuff I've had on my mind, I don't just want to throw togheter something that's not worth reading.

But, I do want to show you this awesome looking place I found out about today, it's called Mount Roraima (situated somewhere in Venezuela, I'm not really sure where though).

Pretty cool looking, right? I wonder how you are supposed to get up, the steep sides of the plateau would make it difficult to access without proper climbing gear... I'll do some research on it. And please, if you do got some information about it, post a comment and let me know.

For now, take care people!


Day 3 - This is going to be wild

I've got some wicked good news for you folks. Out of nowhere money falls down from the sky. That means only one thing, screw the last route. I'm going international, for real. I'm thinking about going to Venezuela, Jordania, Peru and Cambodia too! Probably some other new places aswell. This is going to be wild. 131 days!!

Thumbs up people!


Day 3 - Which route am I going to take?

Update: Since I've got some more money to the project I'm changing my route. Stay tuned.

Day 2 - Tent tarp / groundsheet, DIY

Haven't done shit today. Woke up at 4:30 am, did my usual morning thing (i.e. 1h powerwalking and 30min running). Then I spent the rest of the day trying to get this blog to work the way I want to, and searched for some sponsors (it's probably easier then you think, I'm telling you, they don't grow on treas).

Actually I've found this neat way to make my own tent tarp which I'll go ahead and try out. Surely you could just buy one of a store but since I'm in a tight budget I thought it would be better to DIY (a groundsheet for tents costs about $35, if you want to get a good one, but you could probably get it cheaper too). I will just use it as a reinforcement for my tent, like a groundsheet for when the ground gets really wet and cold. I found out that you should probably use a material called silicon-impregnated ripstop nylon (kown as silnylon). I would have preferd a slightly heavier fabric, but since I'm trying to be lightweight on this expedition I'm choosing this fabric instead. But overall it's a quite strong fabric, and people use it mainly for projects raning from stuff-sacks, ponchos and backpacks so it should do just fine. For the high-stress areas (i.e. the side I'm sleeping on), I'll use something called uncoated ripstop nylon for some extra reinforcment. All togheter it should weigh somewhere around 2,4 oz, which is "good weight" (aka something I actually could carry around, since it has so many uses, you could probably for example use it as an emergency shelter if needed to).

It's absolutely essential that you always consider about putting an item into your kit. Usually I prefer items which allows me to use them in a wide range of tasks since its saves me money, weight and space.

I'll keep you updated on this.

(like so...)

For now good night folks.


FAQ - frequently asked questions

How is the expedition funded?
I'm currently selling everything I'm owning, from eletronics to clothes and many other personal items to make it happen. However I'm always actively pursuing corporate and private sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in Corporate or Private Sponsorships then please contact

I'm interested in walking a section of the Silva Expedition... What do I do?
Well, I think it's great that you want to join me. If you are interested in hiking the next section please contact me at

When will you return?
Aprox 10 to 12 years from now.

Are you serious about this?

Are you crazy?
I've have been called many things.... Sane is usually not in the top ten.


Day 1 - Well, I'm finally starting to get things togheter

Finally, my blog/diary is up and running. I have to say, I'm not good at writing, but I'll try my best for you guys.

I've decided to walk around the earth, alone in the woods with just my backpack (and hopefully with some friends along the road). Experiencing life at its most natural form.

It has took me aprox two years worth of planning, and I'm almost done. Four and a half months from now I'm taking the first step on my journey to walk around the earth.

Stay tuned for updates.


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