Canoeing to Kelvenne

I’ve been eager to try my new canoe for some time. Also wanted to test it at the Päijänne National Park, which is my favorite places. We discuss about it with Niko and decided to go there. Problems occured like flu, money and Niko wasn’t sure if he can come. Friday evening all was set…

Winter hammock meeting at the Verla

Long time no see! Haven’t written for awhile, because of many things… back problems been causing problems, work have kept me busy. Moved to Kellokoski from Tampere on March, living together with my girlfriend Johanna and her two swedish vallhunds. Well, Tentsile Tony Tavi wanted to have an hammock meeting at Verla, whick is a…

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…