Friday, March 22, 2019

Out in the Arctic, 2019: The Path Forward

This blog has been living a quiet life of its own for most of 2018. There are few updates, little new material....

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Ultralight shelter in test: The Marmot Nitro 1P

I recently had the opportunity to put to test two of my ultralight shelters: the brand new Marmot Nitro 1P (an ultralight pyramid style /...

Using stoves inside tent: safe or not?

Is it safe to use cooking stoves inside the tent or not? Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are dangers that people are often warned about...

Review: Bergans Nordkapp Jr 18l children’s backpack

I recently made a short (one night) hiking trip with my daughter to the Repovesi National Park. I ended up having the ACT Lite 50+10...

Review: Exped Synmat Hyperlite M ultralight sleeping mat

This sleeping mat is a very recent purchase so I have not logged any days out in the wilderness with it. Therefore this is...

7 Reasons to Go Ultralight for Your Next Hike

There are two very dominant trends in outdoors and hiking today: the ultralight and the bushcraft movement. Ultralighters are willing to sacrifice durability and features...

Outdoors camera update

Last year I posted the Outdoor camera shootout as a response to the investigation that I had been carrying out on what would...

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Rent a house in the arctic

 

House in the Wild Arctic Lapland

Enontekiö, Finland

House with room for 10 people on the shore of Muonio river, way above arctic circle. Modern amenities, fireplaces, sauna and services only 10km away in Karesuvanto make you comfortable and let you …

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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy Test Drive

My most recent outdoors gear acquisition is the Klymit LiteWater Dinghy ultralight packraft. Packrafts are rafts that are small enough to fit into your...