A rare experience: In the past years, there was already too much snow for ice skating, once the ice was thick enough to allow to safely move on the lake. This year there was little precipitation yet. Temperatures of below -20°C in the past days where, however, cold enough to provide an ice cover with the thickness that allows to skate over the lake.
End of October I went for a short trip to Austria, when I also stayed for a couple of days at some friends’ place, in the Weinviertel area. Continue reading “A few Impressions from Autumn in the Austrian “Weinviertel””
Last week the Arctic Yearbook 2016 was officially launched. In the Yearbook you can also find a briefing note from this years Calotte Academy, which was co-authored by my colleague Laura Olsén and me. The article can be downloaded from the Arctic Yearbook website: https://issuu.com/arcticportal/docs/ay2016_final
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.
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 reading “Simple DIY Bivy Bag – Windproof and Water-Repellent – With Patterns”