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?
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.
After these last two months let's now return to more normal kind of hiking. Two short stories of hiking with kids in winter: skiing and skating.
Week seven out of nine... Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here's some tips.
Our two month hike through Lapland continues. This is the third week, and last one before food resupply. We had enough food, but some items were in short supply, like bread...
Is there any sense in hiking ultralight? Is it safe? Is it only for marked trails? Can you enjoy your hike if you discard many of the equipment you usually carry? Yes, yes, no and yes.