From book reviews: "This really is guidebook writing at its best." "Overall, this is one of the best guidebooks I’ve seen on backpacking in Scandinavia." "The book does a very good job at its two main tasks. Does it make me want to go hiking in Finland? Yes. Does it give me the information I need to do so? Yes." (I stuck this post to the top of my blog, so the newest post is below this one.)
Water mill is a fascinating invention. There used to be thousands of water mills in Finland. Most of them are ruins now, but some are restored as sights, and some even serve as wilderness huts.
Going out to nature does good to us, that is generally known. It's always fun, and sometimes you encounter even more. I saw this weekend something special, a first in my life.
Imagine the life of a fire guard. Alone deep in the middle of backwoods, and with a great responsibility. What better place to imagine this than a wilderness hut that used to be a fire guard's cabin! In addition the scenery is superb.
This is my 100th blog post! See what have been the most viewed topics. And see what my two new books look like!
Is there snow where you live? Finland is divided into two this winter: in south there is no snow, in north there is plenty. See some snowy pics!
Forests of Finland have been in use for a long time. In the era of two-man saws and axes there were hundreds of lumberjacks' cabins throughout Finnish woods. Some of them act as open wilderness huts nowadays.
Border guard is one of those professions where you work in the field, deep in the wilderness. In the old days patrol cabins were necessary, but not so much any more. So, many old patrol cabins are open wilderness huts now.