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Building a Buschraft Kit the Finnish Way: Part 1, Knives

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Outdoors and hiking gear and traditions have become as polarized as anything in the modern life. If ultralight is one end of...

Kokopelli Nirvana Self-Bailer: A quick review

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After a couple of years of mostly sitting in the storage, I finally managed to take my Kokopelli Nirvana self bailing packraft...

Why Fat Bikes are the perfect tool for microadventures

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Probably the most influential piece of gear for my outdoors activities in 2018 and 2019 was the Stevens Mobster SX fatbike I...

Kaldoaivi Ultra Trail MTB 130km 2019 – a race report

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This is a story of a failure, and a success. A race report from the 130km MTB race held in Utsjoki, Finland...

Out in the Arctic, 2019: The Path Forward

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

Choosing the right type of stove for your backpacking trips

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There is a dizzying variety of stoves available for backpacking use. You may be choosing your first stove, or have one type...

Outdoors camera update

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

Skiing in Kilpisjärvi – a Black and White Adventure (2017)

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This is the story of a ski trip to Kilpisjärvi and the Käsivarsi wilderness area we made together with Aleksi, an old friend of...

Anfibio Packsuit Basic: A quick review

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I went on a two hour sea kayaking tour around the islands of Helsinki. It was my first time in a proper kayak and...

Using stoves inside tent: carbon monoxide results

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I posted earlier about whether using stoves inside the tent is safe or not. After a five day ski trip to Kilpisjärvi Wilderness Area, I...