From Näkkälä to Vuontisjärvi: An Autumn Hike through the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area

Almost like a tradition, also this autumn I wanted to go for a hike in the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area. This year, together with Heidi, we wanted to pick up some old leather-made children shoes, which we discovered a couple of years ago. Starting from Näkkälä, our route brought us to Pöyrisjärvi, Haukijärvi, Maattojärvet, and Stallojärvi, before we finished our trip in Vuontisjärvi.

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Simple DIY Bivy Bag – Windproof and Water-Repellent – With Patterns

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DIY bivy bag II

While I do have a great bivy bag as a solo shelter, for sleeping in a tarp I made another simple bivy bag, which should serve my sleeping bag as an additional layer to become windproof and water-repellent (e.g. from condensation water under the tarp). In this post I explain from what materials I made it, and some instructions on how to make it, including my patterns. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article

Visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland

End of August / early September I visited St. John’s in Newfoundland for a week, to attend a course and a conference. Unfortunately this didn’t leave me with much time to explore the city or its surroundings, however, I nonetheless managed to take a few pictures along that trip. Carrying my dear and precious Nikon FM with me, the only images I took where captured on film. Here are some scanned images of the prints, from this beautiful coastal town on the North Atlantic Ocean.

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