4 days canoeing at the Päijänne Nationalpark

Since last years trip to Kelvenne island at the Päijänne Nationalpark, been wanting to go back and rent a canoe or kayak. You can read about kelvenne trip from here : Kelvenne hammock meeting or watch the video, which has some parts in finnish. Early June talked with my friend Tuukka, and he wanted to join too….

Beautiful Pukala

My friend Lev had some time for going out, so we choose the Pukala, where we have been couple of times before. This place locates near the Orivesi, we had around one hour drive from Tampere. Also one other friend will be there a bit later, so we bought lots of food and Lev was…

Updates

Hello readers! Sorry i haven’t been writing for some time now. It’s been busy time and i haven’t got inspiration for writing. My school finally ended and got a job too. Started next day at the Eltel Networks. I have lot’s to learn and some bad luck… my back is not good. Hopefully recovering soon,…

Savotta Minijaeger backpack

Savotta, finnish outdoor manufactorer has been active lately and released many new backpacks. Their backpacks has received a great reviews even outside of Finland. One of my favorites, which i bought last summer, is the Jääkärireppu (Jäeger backpack), 30 liter with 6 liter overfill possibility. Finnish word Jääkäri, or Jaeger, Jäger means usually a Ranger…

Cumulus Selva 600 underquilt for hammocks

I have been sleeping in hammocks for few years on my trips and hikes. During these times, i have tried to find the best insulation for my back. I have tested foam pad and airpads, which have kept me quite warm. But i am a bit restless sleeper and specially i can’t fill the air…

On the ice of Päijänne National Park

3 weeks ago we started to talk about next trip. Took some time to choose a place and that was the Päijänne National Park. We were here last summer, remember the Kelvenne story? We got the idea to walk on the ice and find a small isle to spend a night. We would have a…

Haltia trekking night challenge

I got invitation from Joppe Ranta, who is one of the most known finnish bushcraft people here in Finland. He was organizing an outdoor event in Haltia Nature Center, Espoo. First i wasn’t going, since my bank account said no, but my friend asked me to join with him, offering a ride there. I couldn’t say no!…

Winter meeting at the Evo

We were talking about hammock winter meeting for awhile, so i decided that it was about time to do it! On December, i decided a day and a place for first Finnish hammock winter meeting. That day would be 28. January at the Evo recreational forests Valkea Mustajärvi (White Blacklake). It was a surprise how many…

Night at the Kirskaanniemi

I spend a christmas alone this year, since my girlfriend spend her christmas at Vaasa, and my family had somw work and other stuff to do. This wasn’t my first time alone, so nothing new. In the christmas day, i thought that maybe i could go somewhere to spend a night and asked couple of…

Night at the Vähä-Riutta

It’s been awhile when i had my last hang in the woods, so i asked from my friends if they wanted to join overnight. Few wanted to go and we agreed to spend it in the Seitseminen National Park. Unfortunately, many cancelled few days before the trip, so i had to change a plan and…

Day trip at the Eräpyhä, Orivesi

We wanted to spend a day somewhere in the local forests and my friend suggested this Eräpyhä recreational forest near Orivesi. It has two lean-to’s ans some interesting history. History, which goes far back to the bronze ages. It is also known for route used by travelers. Finnish word Erä means basicly person who goes…

Laipanmaa meeting

Last weekend we went for a dayhike to the Eräpyhä, Orivesi. There we discussed about next overnighter and we decided to go to the Laipanmaa. This 150 sq km forest is one of the biggest independent forest area and it’s mostly in economic (commercial?) use, so there will be a forest logging. Laipanmaa’s over 20 km trails are getting…