A judgement in advantage for the Samis…

This week the Girjas Sami association got a judgement that they will own the hunting of small animals and fishing within there area. This judgement will be a precedential one, and probably will more of the Sami association in Sweden follow the sample. This is a first step to ”Clean up” our dark history of the natives in Sweden(our responsibility for how we treated them). But its not so easy as this. This is a judgement that a small amount of the Samis can take advantage of. The Critics mean that its just a small and the most strident Group of Samis this will effects. The samis that not is organized will not have any benifit out of the judgement. But it is a small step to rehabilitation.

In the footprints of the environment focus, the Swedes choose to stay at home in greater occurrence. then Before. One good example of this is Edsasdalen which increased visitors with 136% during the summer of 2019. The cabins in Jamtland increased the visitors with 18%, and the cabins in Vindelfjallen +19%. The Swedish Tourist association have been working with a visiting calendar where you can see when there are most visitors in periods and areas. The result out of that is that less visited areas have increased. With many new visitors STF have a new concept, where you can be together with a guide the first Days of your mountain jurney, to get knowledge of how to travel in the Mountains, and how it works with the cabins.



(Sylarnas mountain station. Photo Gösta Fries)

When it comes to e-Commercial in the outdoor area I Think its is good to got some knowledge of that, so here comes my view of the most common brands in Sweden.

Addnature.se, this Company has been in the trade since 1990. In the beginning they were doing experiment with new brands and so on. But today they have the establish brands. High skills of ”know how” normally fast delivery(best in the trade) So 5/5 is the grade.

Outdoorexperten.se, this brand was founded in 2005. This Company got really good ”know how”. They got a less of Products comparing to Addnature for example. But in the other hand they got specilized Equipment for special occasions. They have never disapointed me. The challenge they got is that it will take 1-3 Days for delivery. And normally 3 rather then 1-2. So it will be 4,5 grade.

Northstar.se, a small brand specilized for climbing and skiing(ski-alpinsim). If they got the gear you want the price will be the best. They know there brands out and in. Payment methods are a bit limitid comparing to others, but quite ok. The grade will be 3,5.

Outnorth.se in the year 2012 was founded. Outnet and GetOut was merged together as one. And in October 2019 also Tinderberg was merged into the Company. This makes it to a interesting brand. Tindeberg has been focusing on some special brands and areas. So together this has become a real challanger to Addnature. High skilled crew with broad Product flora they have taking a big step. But the deliverance will be 1-3 Days and with the same challenge as Outdoorexperten. So the grade: 4,5

And just a comment; dont ever use the Postnord for deliverance. You will never get it…

Sometimes sweet Music arises. The Garphyttan Original para anorak has become a real good friend. I must say I love this jacket.(and I am not sponsered, I have bought it myself:-)

See ya soon…

Workout and review of a jacket.

January almost means workout, and living up to new goals. For me January means planning the year. For being able to do as much adventures and challanges as possible it need to be planned. I will get back to that.

When I test garment and Equipment ahead, I will look into four parts: 1. Design and finnish, 2. usability, details 3. Comparing to others in the same area, 4. Price. The grade will be from 0-5 so the highest value will be 20.

Today I will do a Review of the Garphyttans Original Para Anorak. First of all, this is a jacket made of 35% wool and 65% polyester. And as the name tells us it is a Anorak. For us who has been raised up with this garment, we have a relation to it. I have Always love it, but it got its limitation when it comes to wet weather. This jacket got a lots of functions and is very robust. Comparing to other jackets in the same area, this one is very affordable. So how do I grade the jacket? Design and finnish, I will give it 4,5. It is a nice jacket with a real bushcraft feeling. Usability and details: 4. The details is outstanding, but due to the ”Shell” part I will reduce the figure. Comparing to others in the same area, this one is outstanding 5. And when it comes to the price, it is also a 5. So totally 18,5 a real good result!

Books or pods or webb articles? When it comes to develope the knowledge and skills we can read or listen to pods. I can tell I am doing it all, but from my point of view the books will be the best. Sit with a nice cup of coffee and read a book with a map at the side, that is nothing that can be compered to that..

(my outdoor libary)

When it comes to the workout, this time of the year the focus will be on the endurance. So building up the capacity for being able to Catch and be prepared for the  upcoming adventures this is the time. So a lot of row, and of coure some fighting, so tough..


See ya soon, now we are on track 2020:-)

New year, new opportunities…

The words has been spoken a lot of times, but a new year means a new start. This year got a lot of expectation from my side. A lot of nice work with developing the IML and work with SFLO. I also already got a lot of guided tour request, so I look forward to this year.

I also Think we all have to take the Environment in consideration when planning our adventures. When it comes to the research about glaciers, it was on a high level at the beginning of the 1900. But the knowledge was stopped due to the knowledge of the movement of the ice. But in the mid 1900 two British physicists John Glen and John Nye independent of each other was able to describe the movement of the ice of a glacier.

The simple relationship between the speed of movement of the ice and the stress it is subject to is usually called Glens Floating Law, while the large work on how the connection is to be applied is usually attributed to John Nye.

In 1947 a hut was purchased in Nikkaluokta by the Sami and Mountain men Andreas Nils. This was the first cabin for the research of the glacier at Tarfala. As curiosity can be told that the hut was blew apart continually.  In 1961 Valter Schytt got a grant to build a modena research station.

The station was build and was consecrated in the same year (1961). Since this, the station has been developed taking into account how society, research issues and the requirements of the researcher have changed over the years. Today it includes 12 Buildings, generator and transformator buildings. The weather in the area is sometimes very hard, and it is good to rember that. In 1992/93 raged two storms. The wind gusts was mesured to 81 m/s, and Three of the Buildings was destroyed and has to be rebuild. Well the glaciers is affected of the global warming here you can see how Sylarna is affected.

It is all our responsibility to let our coming generations to experience glaciers. So Think about how you can reduce the global warming from your Point of view…

See ya soon…