Forests cover 75 percent of Finland’s land area, which makes this country the most forested land in Europe. For every person living here, there is nearly 4.5 hectares of forest.
The mYAMAdventure is a very cool program designed to help people embark on their first “big adventure” while giving back to those maintaining and protecting the trail systems. Applications open next Friday so check it out!
Intensive Decompression: Brain Reset by Sleeping in Nature.
The Sky High Meeting in Rokko was a huge success, judging by the photos of lots of happy people!
The big news this week is probably that Brian Frankle, Founder of ULA Equipment, joined Six Moon Designs to design a new line of backpacks.
Neil guides you to the best sites where to win (hiking) stuff.
The last day to enrol for the Winter Backpacking Immersion course is the 17th of February 2013, so if you plan to come, enrol now!
The Abisko Ice Climbing Festival is at the end of this month, come and join me to climb ice!
Brian has a great discussion going on about the BushBuddy and Solo Stove.
Protein for a Vegan Thru-Hiker.
Get numb toes when hiking? Check Corinna’s tips!
Mark is packing Knowledge in Part 10 of the Ultralight Makeover: Redux.
Olov went to Canada for an ice trip.
A Japanese snowshoeing trip in the Southern Alps.
A visual journey into Central Norway.
Toby reports from the cutting edge of Nordic ice.
Casey reports from the 2013 Fat Bike Summit & Festival.
Niels hikes 115 km on the Camino de Santiago.
Basti hikes the E5 over the Alps - Ultralight style!
Dawn hikes to the Masca Gorge on Tenerife.
Ken spent some time in Texas.
Greg heads up Helvellyn - Again!
Forrest is having fun on the South Island of New Zealand.
Gear Reviews & Deals
The HME Winter Backpack.
Brendan designed & made two very great looking MYOG packs.
Josh is selling some gear.
Jens reviews the Clarks Pacer Lo GTX Shoes.
Sven reviews Woolpower Base und Mid Layers.
John digs a hole with his Suluk46 Titanium Trowel.
A review of the Montane Featherlite Velo Jacket.
Peter reviews the EDZ Merino Boxers
Steve reviews the Salomon XA Pro 6.
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At GearTrade.com you can buy gear for small money and sell your own gear for cash.
Purchase any ULA Backpack and get a Great Deal on their 20° Down Bag for just $130.00.
Backcountry.com has up to 50% Off Black Diamond gear and 30% Off Arc’teryx Gear.
It’s the little things which you often need on a trip which add up - like gas canisters. Now you can save 10% on Optimus Gas Canistes at the Bergfreunde, or get another Primus Fuel Bottle.
The Suunto Core is a popular watch amongst lightweight backpackers, and I like mine. At the Bergfreunde you now can save 45% off the Retail price on it!
Also Bergzeit has a lot of great sales going on, and a look into their Outlet helps you discover some nice deals.