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.)
Many cozy and personal wilderness huts are built by hiking associations or such. See some examples.
Red Campion inspired me to select ten wild beauties from my photo archives!
The weather conditions are just perfect right now. This is the best time to hike! Or...
In this post you'll find some more extraordinary origins for wilderness huts.
Do you like writing, maybe poems or lyrics? And do you like nature? Here's a competition where you can combine these two!
Today is World Book Day! There's a campaign called #behindeverybook, and here's my contribution.
Imagine it's 19th century and you are living in the middle of forest. No road comes to your home, and there are no tractors or other oil-based helpers. Clearing a forest or a rich mire into a field is very hard work, and there is not much field area around your house. How do you feed your cows during winter? By reaping hay from bogs.
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.