Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar - Door VI


Dear Santa,

today is a rather special day - it’s the itsenäisyyspäivä or in English: The Finnish Independence Day. While I usually prefer to just boil water and pour it in a bag, today I would like to cook a bit of a more elaborate meal, and that is a lot easier with a gas stove like the Optimus Crux Lite, which is a mere 72 gram light, has a big flame head for better heat distribution and allows simmering. It should be perfect thus for cooking a fine Finnish meal while watching the stars and honouring this beautiful country.

Happy Finnish Independence Day,

An aspiring UL Backpacker

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And the winner is #38 Melodie B. - Congratulations! I will be in touch with you via Email shortly to arrange the sending of your new Optimus Crux Lite gas stove!