Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXI

| Comments

Winter is here.

Early winter


Ultralight Summit attendant and friend Marius started a blog and posted the first part of said event.

Fritz Handel has an apprentice who produces the BushBuddy in the USA - check out the Nomadic Stove Company if you’re in the market for the best wood burning stove on the market!

There’s a red-hot Laufbursche Special Edition Pack available today, from Moonlight Gear.

The On-One Fatty Fatbike is here, and it looks great (the price is sweet, too!).

The Wilderness is Jake’s Gym.

Want to earn a 50€ Gift card from the Packrafting-Store.de? Send them a good area description for packrafting tours and you can go shopping!

Want to live the Eco-Self-Sufficient Dream in the Scottish Highlands? There’s your opportunity.

Need a sleeve for your Kindle or iPad? Check out ReFleece, which makes awesome sleeves for your gadgets from reycycled Patagonia gear!

The first issue of Mountain Pro Magazine launched last week, and I contributed with a story about my Wilderness Guide education to it. Read it - it’s free!

Dave wants to know your favourite Outdoor Places.

ENDURO ME from Enduro Me on Vimeo.

Trip Reports

Roger hikes along the beach, from Simrishamn to Vitemölla.

Antti hiked 152km of Scottish Highlands on the West Highland Way.

Gavin enjoyed the Pyrenees.

Brandan does the (almost) Ultimate Arches Loop, a recommended read.

Greg hikes the Staveley Horseshoe.

Stefanie hikes around the Annapurna in Nepal.

Afternoon reflections

Autumn in Torridon.

A Rubberboot walk in Luukki forest.

Willem and a false start in Southern Norway.

Chad went hiking the Roan Highlands.

Mike went on The River of No Return.

Nick went on an overnighter on the Dubh-Ghleann Circuit.

X marks the spot

Gear Deals

Shop at Backcountry.com and check out their Summer Clearance Sale to save on your new gear.

The Bergfreunde Outlet is full of quality gear for small money.

Gear Reviews

Neil is reviewing and giving away a 2C Solar Light Cap.

Brian introduces us to a new cottage company and their alcohol stove system, the SNCTOOL Universal Alcohol Stove Kit.

Ryan Jordan is considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking (Subscription required. Not a BPL Member yet? Join now and enter the Coupon “hendrikmorkel” to get $10 of your Annual or Lifetime subscription!).

Holly reviews the fine Isbjörn Wind Pro Jacket, a technical fleece foe outdoor kids!

Phil reviews Backpacking Tents for Two.

How to pack a smaller load in the SMD Starlite.

The Berghaus Active Shell Velum Anorak

Ross reviews the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Charger.

Dennis takes a look at the Leki Corklite Speed Lock.

A MYOG Easy bar bag/ headtube anti rub device.

Berghaus Vapour Storm Jacket is reviewed by Steve.

Tim shares his Gear List for Hiking the Narrows in Zion.