Last week I told about the principles of my headlamp test. Now I reveal the top lamps, and tell how they have performed during six years of heavy use.
How is it decided what equipment to test in an outdoor magazine? And more interestingly, how is it decided how to test? What are the important factors?
A wilderness hut, Rautulampi, burned down last week. Ouch! Luckily no bodily harm happened, but an important shelter is gone now. Hopes are that a new hut will be built, but it will take time. What can we do to prevent fires?
Story about ski touring across wilderness areas in Lapland. More pics and less text this time.
Do you use GPX tracks aiding your navigation on a hike? Or would you like to use, but don't know how? There are many ways to use GPX tracks, here's a guide on some systems.
When it's really cold, what do you wear on your hands? When you are hiking, that is spending all the day outside, it's crucially important to have proper kind of handwear. Here's my choices.
I like to navigate with paper map and compass. However, I have learned how super handy the smartphone map apps are. They show exactly where you are, which way is the trail you were following and so on. Here's tips to map apps, and advice on how to obtain free offline topographic maps for Finland.