Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLII

*“Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.” *
― Miyamoto Musashi

Tie-out line in the rain


The BugritBivy - a new OookWorks Bug Bivy!

Learn to be wind resistant.

A new lightweight brand from Poland is Pajak - get their gear at Trekking-Lite-Store.com.

Map lovers, Italy fans, Dolomite hikers & climbers - download the Hi-Res Lavaredo Ultratrail Map!

Unchained Iceland – Geoff Harper’s 500 mile expedition.

Freezer Bag Cooking.

An interview with Nick Brown from Nikwax.

Woolpower Lite baselayers are now available at OutdoorLine.sk - excellent for three season trips that can get a tad colder.

An introduction to packrafting in Sarek national park.

A new project by Devin for people who like books and riddles.

Nearly a dozen climbers killed in Nanga Parbat Diamir Base Camp, Pakistan.

Is Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus as Effective as DEET or Picaridin?

Technical fabrics meet urban style - welcome the Arc’teryx 24 Line.

Turning a Nook Simple Touch into a minimalist writing tablet.

Google Reader shuts down in seven days. Move your RSS feeds to another services, like Feedbin or Feedly.

Forest strawberries

Trip Reports

Awesome: Climbing in Ukraine.

Kyrkskär - sailing and cragging in the Finnish Archipelago with Toby.

GR5 bikepacking: Stavelot to Vianden. A recommended read.

Black Down.

Joe heads out for a Two W/Heel Drive.

Eat Dirt.

Angelica heads out hiking with Lokalzeit Bonn of the WDR TV Channel.

Corinna hikes on the Wicklow Way in Ireland.

The best laid plans & trips to the Vet.

Ross camps out to Silver Mine Lake.

Return of the King.

Transvulcania 2013.

Relaxing at the lake, Japanese style.

Nick enjoys the Ben Cruachan Group in glorious weather.

Willem heads into the endless Finnmarksvidda.

Tuolumne Explorations.

New Hampshire: Harsh, Beautiful, and Wild.

Journey Across Russia – Trans-Siberia.

Kobushigatake - more beautiful hiking from Japan.

Tobacco Root Packbike - Casey & Dave ride and carry bikes together.

Jake spent Father’s Day at Cape Alava.

Goose Creek Loop family hike.

From Sachrang up to the Geigelstein.

Zois Bellflower

Gear Deals & Reviews

MYOG Alcohol Supply System.

Buffalo Active Lite Shirt long term review.

Patagonia M10 reviewed, an ultralight emergency shell.

A first look at the ZPacks Solo Plus Hexanet.

Market overview 2013 of trekking backpacks.

Sherpa Vajra pants and jacket reviewed.

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Looking for an ultralight family shelter? Give the Eureka WickiUp 3 SUL tent a look - it’s a large & lightweight tent for those who go outdoors with your spouse and kids. Also available in a Four Person Version.

Camping & Hiking Hot Summer Deals at REI.

Get your trailrunning gear at CampSaver.com.

Up to 60% off The North Face at Backcountry.com.

Free Shipping To Europe On All LifeProof iPhone Cases & Accessories!

Get a free rope bag when you buy a single rope at Bergfreunde. My recommendation is the Tendon Smart Lite 9.8.

Shop at the Official GoPro® Store for your new POV camera.