Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXXVII

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A great newsletter from Tenkara USA full of great and inspiring videos.

Wilderness Threadworks is the 2nd Australian ultralight cottage manufacturer I know of, they make nice silnylon and cuben tarps & a 214 g bivy. Great name, too - so check them out!

A 113 g down vest with a water resistant outer, and half of the weight is down? Enter the Black Rock Vest - but be quick if you want one, they’re very limited indeed!

Trekking-Lite-Store.com has reduced the shipping costs, and Dutch clients even will pay only half of what they have paid previously!

Get a free Kindle version of Keith Foskett’s book “The Last Englishman” this weekend!

Also Alex Roddie’s book “The Only Genuine Jones” is on sale for the Kindle right now, and costs just £0.79!

Speaking of books: Chris Townsend’s next book will be about the The Pacific Crest Trail and will be called Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles. I’m looking very much forward to this book, as it surely will be as inspiring as Chris other books!

Don shares his Moments from the 5 Point Film Festival.

Colin sets out for the PCT. All the best and happy trails!

Want a Surly Pugsley? There’s one for sale in Albuquerque, NM for a very good price.

Outdoor-Spirit Podcast #9 is out, and includes a lot of Gear Talk.

Ross on The Modern Woodsman.

Fire Safety – Alcohol vs. Esbit.

Hey Baby!

Trip Reports

Peter takes his sons for a spring overnighter.

Katie shares her experiences from the 2013 Alaska Wilderness Classic in photos and words. If you find that interesting, then definitely read Luc Mehl’s account, too. You might even spot a Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ultra Mid.

Jake is up in the snow.

日光白根山スノーハイク 2 - a snowy Japanese backpacking trip report.

Moab 10: Slickrock, the return.

Erika hikes, cycles and climbs the most difficult summit of the Allgäu.

Willem backpacks through the wild hearth of Scandinavia.

Full of superb photos and humour is Greg’s Beeripmo Walk up to Mt. Buangor.

Gorgeous coastal wildflower displays on Post Summit & East Molera Ridge.

Al heads out for a Bikepack to Black Crag

Santa Cruz Backpack.

Rick reports from the ADZPCTKO 2013.

Tanzawa night traverse - 60km during the dark mountains.

Peter on the CDT – Deming to Emory Pass.

Liathach winter traverse.

Cloudy with a chance of sun

Gear Reviews & Deals

Casey shares his knowledge about his Lightweight Video Kit.

Scarpa Rebel Ultra reviewed.

SealSkinz Mid Weight Knee Length Socks reviewed.

Jacks “R” Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock reviewed.

Julbo Bivouak Spectron 4 reviewed.

Chad talks stoves and pots in his TD Sidewinder Caldera Cone & the 0.9L Evernew “UL” Ti Cook Pot post.

Angelica reviews the Haglöfs Pelamis Q Jacket.

Petzl NAO

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Black Diamond Distance Trekking poles are on sale for 59€ at Bergzeit .

If you travel by plane with your lightweight gear, a duffel is useful to protect it from the rough handling at airports. The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag is s great duffel bag for that purpose: alpine-cut shoulder straps for comfortable carrying, lots of volume, very durable and comes in great colours. Best of all, it’s on Sale at Backcountry.com for only $60!

Want to start trailrunning now that the snow is gone? Then get your running clothing at REI.com. Added benefit: Those miles on the trail when backpacking will just fly by!

Get 10% off KLYMIT Outdoor Essentials - Just enter 10% OFF at checkout and save on KLYMIT Sleeping Pads, Jackets, Packs, and MORE! Coupon Code: 10% OFF.

Vests are great layering pieces for the coming seasons - and Bergfreunde have nine great vests on sale.

Want to try Via-Ferrata this season? The Bergzeit Via-Ferrata Configurator allows you to put together a set consiting of helmet, harness and a Via-Ferrata set with great discounts - the most affordable option starts at 89€!

The new GoLite Tents & Shelters are here - Go Ultralight Today!

Save 50% on Over 18,000 Outdoor Gear Products + Free Shipping at GearTrade.com.

Boulder Season is here! With the Ocun Paddy Kava V2 Bergfreunde.de Edition you’re landings will be soft and comfortable - and at only 120€ it’s also light on your wallet!

The OMM and Westcomb hardshells are on sale at outdoorline.sk.

If you’re looking for a skirt for your outdoor adventures, then have a look at the Patagonia Womens Solimar Skirt - lightweight, DWR impregnation and only 40€ at Unterwegs.biz!