Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar - Door Four



Dear Santa,

this cold and wet weather is nasty, let me tell you - I'd love for it to be a real winter already, with snow and such. In this wet weather it is mighty hard to keep my smartphone dry, let alone taking it out in the rain to write a text to my mate to ask him if he'd fancy a pint - I'm pretty much gave up on on alcohol because of that. Well, with a SealLine iSeries case for my phone, that would no longer need to be the case. I could text, tweet and call in a deluge, and would no longer need to worry that I break my smartphone. And if I pick up packrafting in the future, it also would come in handy - there's water everywhere. Anyway, I'd highly appreciate if you'd bring me one this year - see it as an investment, cuz if you don't, next year a new smartphone will be on my wishlist; and we both know that those aren't cheap!

Best,


- An aspiring UL Backpacker



Leave a comment with the brand of phone you want to put in there. It fits other phones than iPhones, although if they're massive the case will be too small.

UPDATE I

And the winner is... Mikael Leppä - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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Advent Calendar - Door Three



Dear Santa,

this going lightweight stuff isn't easy, let me tell you. How the hell am I supposed to carry a tube of mustard for my sausages without that my UL friends make fun of me? Sawing of your toothbrush is one thing, but should I really buy those tiny tubes of toothpaste? Happily I found out that Trekking-Lite-Store.com as a range of small, conveniently sized mini bottles for liquides - those would be ideal to transport my mustard and other liquids in style and be the king among my UL buddies, showcasing true dedication (this re-filling is a messy business, I only can do it if my wife isn't at home). It'd be swell if you could get me one of these, Santa - I would even fill one with a good whisky and leave it on the mantelpiece next year.

Best,


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker




Leave a comment with the six liquids you plan to carry in them. While some might carry six different whiskys in them, alcoholic beverages are not allowed =)

UPDATE I

And the winner is... Wilican - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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Advent Calendar - Door Two



Dear Santa,

today I would like to tell you about a problem I have encountered: I have a lot of little stuff flying around in my backpack, and don't have a waterproof packsack for my downjacket. I found out that OookWorks makes an ace cuben fibre pack sack called the CrispPackets (I wonder if crisps are included in it?) which could solve this dilemma. I could fit all my dinky small items in there, so that they're no longer flying loosely around in my pack, or stuff my downjacket in it and be sure that it stays dry. Its mighty light, too - maybe you want to consider a cuben sack instead of your jute bag to carry the present? I'd love to get one, and hope that you will think of me.

Best,


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker





So, the time frame will be 6 am till 3 pm (15 o'clock) FINNISH time. That should allow people from Australia till Alaska a halfway decent chance to leave a comment. Leave a comment with what you plan to stuff into the CrispPacket!

Update I

Comments are closed. And the winner is...

Sum Evocatus (who also left a wonderful funny comment =) - Congratulations! Please get in touch via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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