I have used merino t-shirt every single day for year and two months now. I conducted a five months long test for Finnish outdoor magazine Erä last year, and after the test was published, I have continued using the same test shirts. What have I learned? There's a wish for merino shirt manufacturers in this post.
There are hundreds of wilderness huts in Finland. Free to use, no lock in the door. How can a system like that work? There is a simple code that makes it work very well. Let's see the code step by step.
The typical rule and advice is: Do not hike alone. Still many of us go out there all alone. Which is correct, or could it be that both are?
A tale of a 165 km unsupported solo skiing expedition off tracks. Isn't it dangerous to solo hike? Especially in winter, and in a large uninhabited wilderness? Well, yes it may be, but when you know what you are doing, not much.
Do you like Google Maps? Or do you find them annoyingly imprecise when you are heading out to the wilds? I love topographic maps, and they are available free on-line.
Are you planning next summer's holiday? Come and hike in Finland! Here's ten tips for a beginner.
Are you an expert on animal tracks? Or would you like to try your luck? Here's 12 photos of animal tracks you can see in Finnish Lapland in winter. Answers at the bottom of the page.