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Review: Terävä Skrama & Jääkäripuukko

Review: Terävä Skrama & Jääkäripuukko

We have already talked about how your different needs as a bushcrafter, prepper, survivalist or general outdoors person dictate what kind of knife, or knives, you should look for. A survivalist, for example, looks for a single general-purpose knife that is decent at...

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Review: Leo Köhler Multicam KSK-Smock

If you want to go outdoors in all seasons and weather, then good clothing is essential to your whole experience and your comfort in nature. What you need may vary a little bit depending on how you tend to spend your time when you are out, but some things are generally...

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Review: Mora Bushcraft Survival Knife

Being Swedish, the town Mora more or less equates to knives and I would even go so far as to claim that "Mora" is pretty much a synonym for the word "knife", here in Sweden, much like Wellingtons are a synonym for rubber boots in the UK. Say the word, and people will...

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Review: BE Bushbox XL Combination Kit

While carrying a certain romantic image, cooking food outdoors over open fire has up until recently been a rather inefficient method, requiring both a lot of firewood and a lot of work for preparing it. However, in the last decade or so, a very fuel efficient type of...

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Review: Peltonen Sissipuukko Ranger Knife m95

Being Swedish and having lived my whole life with Mora knives which are typical of the traditional Nordic knives with their simple grips, flat "Scandi" grind and very sharp edges that are wonderful for everyday outdoors chores, I am very much coloured by that...

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The Sound of the Raven

Some of my favourite sounds in the woods are the sounds that the raven make. After the raven disappearing almost completely, the forests I go into now have quite a lot of them and on a lucky day you can see 10-15 of them together, although more commonly you see or...

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Sviðna, Svedjebruk and Slash & Burn cultivation

Out of the ashes that is left after the burning of peat, bushes and sticks a remarkable fertility now arises, so that especially if you therein sow winter rye, beets, poppy, flax or hemp, a rich and plentiful harvest is generated. Olaus Magnus, Historia de gentibus...

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Why go on solo hikes?

Camping and hiking for most people means a group activity, something you do with your friends and family to provide company and comfort in an environment that is unfamiliar, and at night for many even a bit scary. Going solo however, has its own merits and I will here...

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Dangers of winter and how to prepare

Wintertime and cold weather pose their own particular challenges, discomforts and dangers and you need to know a few basics to make life easier and safer under the conditions these seasons offer for your outdoors life. This article collects advice that attempt to...

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Nordic words for snow

In the parts of the world, or more specifically, the regions and places where snow has a direct influence on people's lives, it is quite common for people to have different words describing the characteristics of the snow based on how it influences their lives in...

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Let kids play with knives

I was fortunate to grow up in a time and place where it was quite normal for kids, and boys in particular, to use knives, cutting twigs and branches into various usable items, like sausage sticks, bow and crossbow arrows, staves etc, etc, not to mention a whole lot of...

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Review: The Knife Connection ESEE knife handles

Some time ago we reviewed the fantastic ESEE-4, ESEE-5 and the ESEE-6 knives. These are great, rugged knives, primarily designed for survival rather than regular outdoors situations, and in spirit the American equivalents of the Swedish Fällkniven F1, S1 and A1...

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Review: Ricoh-Pentax WG-5 GPS Adventure Camera

Although I have worked as a commercial photographer with various system cameras as well as VR photography kits, this is not the angle I will be writing from today. Instead, I will be writing from the perspective of an outdoorsman with the particular considerations...

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Review: Fällkniven A1, S1 & F1

Today we will review three knives by a Swedish brand that oddly enough is little known to the common Swede, but which is a proper success story of a company that enjoys great respect for their high quality knives, by professionals and civilians alike, worldwide....

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Review: Katadyn Basecamp Pro 10L

When you go outoors for a few days or more, you have a three basic needs you need to satisfy; something to eat, something to keep you warm & dry, and something to drink. Food is often difficult to find in large enough quantities in nature and thus needs to be...

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Learning to handle being lost

Getting lost for some time in the wild isn't necessarily a bad or dangerous experience and also something you can practice in gradually more difficult environments. Here are some tips based on personal experience of getting "lost" in the woods every now and then.  It...

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Review: Warbonnet Blackbird XLC Hammock

As an outdoorsman, or -woman, moving from sleeping on the ground to suspended in a hammock is one of the most revolutionary steps you can take. It really changes things quite dramatically. Many suffer from lack of sleep when camping, commonly due to feeling...

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Canoeing alone the easy way

So having just gotten back from a couple of days of canoeing and having watched a flock of highschool teens loudly struggling with little resulting movement and control, here are a few basic tips primarily for those who would like to learn to paddle alone, but with...

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Life in circles – small ponderings

Happy the man, who, remote from business, after the manner of the ancient race of mortals, cultivates his paternal lands with his own oxen, disengaged from every kind of usury; he is neither alarmed by the horrible trump, as a soldier, nor dreads he the angry sea; he...

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A list of things you should get to better enjoy nature

The range of products available for hiking and camping is today pretty overwhelming, with specialized high tech gear and gadgets that can often cost a fortune or two. However, much of it is quite unnecessary, and only a few items are strictly needed, while a few more...

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Walking with ease and awareness

We all have a natural tendency to try to choose the shortest and the easiest route as we travel to a location. The fundamental desire is to not exhaust oneself unnecessarily, preserving energy, which of course is wise. However, finding the middle way between those two...

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On George Washington “Nessmuk” Sears

George Washington Sears (December 2, 1821 – May 1, 1890), might not be so internationally famous, but among American bushcrafters he is without doubt one of the most well-known and influential early fathers of the whole lifestyle, inspiring other renowned outdoorsmen...

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The importance of knowing a basic set of skills for nature

Despite being vaguely aware of history and what came before us it is almost impossible to emotionally not feel as if everything has always been more or less the way it is now. As humans we are very much focused, for natural reasons, on the absolute present and it is...

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Review: ESEE-4, ESEE-5 & ESEE-6 knives

ESEE Knives, formerly R.A.T Cutlery is one of the most well-regarded cutlers in the USA, a cutler with a strong reputation for quality, and with the owners Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin standing by their products no matter what. Their personal integrity is...

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Everyman’s Right in the Nordic countries

While most countries in the western world designate certain remote and less populated state or commune-owned areas for camping and hiking, most of the Nordic countries handle this quite differently and in a way that surprises many from other parts of the world....

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While not really meant for medical purposes cyanacrylate-based super glues can be very useful for emergencies with smaller cuts, sealing the wounds quickly. So it really should be in your first aid kit.

CA glue was used for war medicine already in 1966, during the Vietnam War, to reduce bleeding in wounded soldiers before they were sent to proper medical care at hospital. However, for various reasons it wasnt approved for wounds and surgery by the US FDA until 1998.

The procedure is simple if you know how to treat cuts and how to use super glues: Clean the wound properly, press the ends of the wound together and apply the glue to the skin, making sure to get as little glue in the wound as possible. Also, like always with super glue; make sure that nothing else gets glued stuck. Like your other fingers...

In this case, I managed to cut through the nail, about 3-4mm into the tissue, cutting the nail in half, but with the both parts still attached to the thumb. The cut was cleaned, and pressed tight to stop it from bleeding, the two pieces pressed together, and then super glue brushed onto the nail only. Quick and easy fix that will allow it to heal up. And far better than a band aid. Of course proper Dermabond, SurgiSeal or EpiGlue  etc, are far better as regular super glue can irritate the skin, but they are also much, much more expensive. As an alternative you can also look for super glues for veterinary purposes, like Surgi-Lock, Nexaband, VetGlu, Vetbond and LiquiVet, all of which come at a cheaper price.

Finally, also make sure to never apply large quantities to skin as that can lead to chemical burn. And it is probably wise to see a doctor and have it treated properly, once you get back to civilization.

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Bushcrafting & practical traditional skills.

While not really meant for medical purposes cyanacrylate-based super glues can be very useful for emergencies with smaller cuts, sealing the wounds quickly. So it really should be in your first aid kit.

CA glue was used for war medicine already in 1966, during the Vietnam War, to reduce bleeding in wounded soldiers before they were sent to proper medical care at hospital. However, for various reasons it wasn't approved for wounds and surgery by the US FDA until 1998.

The procedure is simple if you know how to treat cuts and how to use super glues: Clean the wound properly, press the ends of the wound together and apply the glue to the skin, making sure to get as little glue in the wound as possible. Also, like always with super glue; make sure that nothing else gets glued stuck. Like your other fingers...

In this case, I managed to cut through the nail, about 3-4mm into the tissue, cutting the nail in half, but with the both parts still attached to the thumb. The cut was cleaned, and pressed tight to stop it from bleeding, the two pieces pressed together, and then super glue brushed onto the nail only. Quick and easy fix that will allow it to heal up. And far better than a band aid. Of course proper Dermabond, SurgiSeal or EpiGlue etc, are far better as regular super glue can irritate the skin, but they are also much, much more expensive. As an alternative you can also look for super glues for veterinary purposes, like Surgi-Lock, Nexaband, VetGlu, Vetbond and LiquiVet, all of which come at a cheaper price.

Finally, also make sure to never apply large quantities to skin as that can lead to chemical burn. And it is probably wise to see a doctor and have it treated properly, once you get back to civilization.
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Utility knives that we will be writing about. 

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Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album Utility Knives.

Utility knives that we will be writing about.

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Finally getting closer to where I want it to be with this KJ Eriksson model 1700, originally designed by Krång-Johan Eriksson, a model manufactured between late 1950s/early 1960s and ca 1985.

The blade was in pretty bad shape, both with deep black rust, and with flawed, uneven sharpening over the decades of use. Consequently, a lot of work has been put into both cleaning and fixing up the blade, as well as on regrinding the edge. All done with stones of varying grit, ranging from 600-6000. Still some careful regrinding left to do, before honing and polishing it properly. Still a bit undecided how far to go with this one.

Small tip: When you grind and hone it, listen and feel for an even resistance from the stone. Also, keep in mind that you shouldnt just take care to work the knife right, but also to use the stone evenly, keeping it smooth and uniform in shape.

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album New life to old knives.

Finally getting closer to where I want it to be with this KJ Eriksson model 1700, originally designed by Krång-Johan Eriksson, a model manufactured between late 1950s/early 1960s and ca 1985.

The blade was in pretty bad shape, both with deep black rust, and with flawed, uneven sharpening over the decades of use. Consequently, a lot of work has been put into both cleaning and fixing up the blade, as well as on regrinding the edge. All done with stones of varying grit, ranging from 600-6000. Still some careful regrinding left to do, before honing and polishing it properly. Still a bit undecided how far to go with this one.

Small tip: When you grind and hone it, listen and feel for an even resistance from the stone. Also, keep in mind that you shouldn't just take care to work the knife right, but also to use the stone evenly, keeping it smooth and uniform in shape.
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Lovely looking sleeping mat to test this fall and winter; the 4-season Exped Synmat HL Winter M Synmat HL Winter M.

Tapered design, 20 denier fabric, microfiber insulation and 9 cm  thickness. Clever Pumpsack included: The Schnozzel Pumpbag allows you to inflate the mat instantly while preventing humidity from your breath affecting the insulation. It also doubles as an ultra lightweight compression stuffsack.

Temperature: -0.4 °F / -18°C
R-Value: 5.00
Thickness: 3.5 in / 9cm
Length: 72 in / 183cm
Shoulder Width: 20.5 in / 52cm
Foot Width: 13.8 in / 35cm
Weight Mat: 15.2 oz / 430g
Weight Pump: 2.1 oz /  60g
Weight Packsack: 0.5 oz
Packed height: 8.3 in / 21cm
Packed diameter: 4.3 in / 11cm
Pack volume: 2 l

Product contents: 
Mat
Schnozzel Pumpbag
Packsack
Repair kit
instruction sheet
Repair manual

Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album Gear.

Lovely looking sleeping mat to test this fall and winter; the 4-season Exped Synmat HL Winter M Synmat HL Winter M.

Tapered design, 20 denier fabric, microfiber insulation and 9 cm thickness. Clever Pumpsack included: The Schnozzel Pumpbag allows you to inflate the mat instantly while preventing humidity from your breath affecting the insulation. It also doubles as an ultra lightweight compression stuffsack.

Temperature: -0.4 °F / -18°C
R-Value: 5.00
Thickness: 3.5 in / 9cm
Length: 72 in / 183cm
Shoulder Width: 20.5 in / 52cm
Foot Width: 13.8 in / 35cm
Weight Mat: 15.2 oz / 430g
Weight Pump: 2.1 oz / 60g
Weight Packsack: 0.5 oz
Packed height: 8.3 in / 21cm
Packed diameter: 4.3 in / 11cm
Pack volume: 2 l

Product contents:
Mat
Schnozzel Pumpbag
Packsack
Repair kit
instruction sheet
Repair manual
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Very nice 2-man tent for testing this fall and winter; the Exped Venus II UL. Quite excited about this one as the design is very good, with a bunch of nice details.

Freestanding, dual entrances and low weight, with storage area on both sides.

Dimensions: 220 × 125 × 105 cm
Canopy area: 2.8 m²
Vestibule Area: 2.3 m²
Min. Weight: 2 kg
Max. Weight: 2.3 kg
Packed size: 42 × 15 cm
Season: 3-season

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Shelter & Accessories.

Very nice 2-man tent for testing this fall and winter; the Exped Venus II UL. Quite excited about this one as the design is very good, with a bunch of nice details.

Freestanding, dual entrances and low weight, with storage area on both sides.

Dimensions: 220 × 125 × 105 cm
Canopy area: 2.8 m²
Vestibule Area: 2.3 m²
Min. Weight: 2 kg
Max. Weight: 2.3 kg
Packed size: 42 × 15 cm
Season: 3-season
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A rare orange Haglöfs Etapp 60 expedition backpack with an external, injection moulded and flexible Coleman nylon frame, only manufactured a few years in the late 70s and the 80s. 2.4kg weight, 60+30 litre capacity (with a bonus 30 litre sack on top), and four outside pockets, all compartments equipped with snow locks. Top lid straps for adding extra bag or gear. Decent harness and waist belt, rain cover and packing bag to attach at the bottom. Lots of attachment points on the tall frame too, meaning you can arrange things in various ways, and add extra stuff to it.

All in all, a very nice old pack often sold for less than 50USD.

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Gear.

A rare orange Haglöfs Etapp 60 expedition backpack with an external, injection moulded and flexible Coleman nylon frame, only manufactured a few years in the late 70s and the 80s. 2.4kg weight, 60+30 litre capacity (with a bonus 30 litre sack on top), and four outside pockets, all compartments equipped with snow locks. Top lid straps for adding extra bag or gear. Decent harness and waist belt, rain cover and packing bag to attach at the bottom. Lots of attachment points on the tall frame too, meaning you can arrange things in various ways, and add extra stuff to it.

All in all, a very nice old pack often sold for less than 50USD.
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Reposting some simple tips on canoeing alone. A new article will be posted eventually.

http://northernbush.com/canoeing-alone-the-easy-way/

#northernbush #northernbushnews #outdoors #canoeing #bushcraft

Reposting some simple tips on canoeing alone. A new article will be posted eventually.

http://northernbush.com/canoeing-alone-the-easy-wa…

#northernbush #northernbushnews #outdoors #canoeing #bushcraft
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Just a short 1 nighter, but achingly beautiful two days, paddling between the 10 connected lakes in this system...

Several small, magical moments, starting out with being escorted by a flock of Canadian geese who swam so close that they actually peeked into the canoe. Followed me for a good bit in the Pike Waters.

Spent the night in an open log shelter I have decided not to use again, since assholes have cut down so many trees surrounding it, and have burned stuff and left garbage. It also doesnt have any evening sun. There are many better spots, with or without shelters.

Was also visited by a little toad, saw a swimming snake, heard a black-throated loon call at about 04:30 in the morning, probably the same couple as last year. And the almost-full moon and the rising morning fog was an almost religious experience, as always. Left it with a resting pulse near 50bpm... Some solitude is good for you, even if for just a day and a half. And it is good to be reminded what a luxury a soft bed, a hot shower, and a warm place to stay truly is.

#northernbush #northerbushnews #outdoors #canoeing #friluftsliv

Northern Bush added 43 new photos to the album Solo Canoeing at Big Hook Lake July 2017.

Just a short 1 nighter, but achingly beautiful two days, paddling between the 10 connected lakes in this system...

Several small, magical moments, starting out with being escorted by a flock of Canadian geese who swam so close that they actually peeked into the canoe. Followed me for a good bit in the Pike Waters.

Spent the night in an open log shelter I have decided not to use again, since assholes have cut down so many trees surrounding it, and have burned stuff and left garbage. It also doesn't have any evening sun. There are many better spots, with or without shelters.

Was also visited by a little toad, saw a swimming snake, heard a black-throated loon call at about 04:30 in the morning, probably the same couple as last year. And the almost-full moon and the rising morning fog was an almost religious experience, as always. Left it with a resting pulse near 50bpm... Some solitude is good for you, even if for just a day and a half. And it is good to be reminded what a luxury a soft bed, a hot shower, and a warm place to stay truly is.

#northernbush #northerbushnews #outdoors #canoeing #friluftsliv
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Snugpak Scorpion 3 

3 man tent.
Weight: 3400gr

The Scorpion 3 by Snugpak ® is stalwart three-person base camp and expedition tent, when a semi- permanent camp is required. The Scorpion design is a ‘Fly-first’ pitch tent that allows quick and easy set-up using an opposing pole design, protecting you all year round from severe weather, and can be pitched in difficult and remote areas. A tried and tested favourite of Mountaineers, Climbers and Campers, the Scorpion 3 has an impressive floor space, measuring 2.25m long and 1.75m wide, as well as 1.1m of head space, creating ample room for three people in a top-toe sleeping arrangement also incorporates an ample front porch for storing equipment. In an emergency the Scorpion 3 can accommodate six people sitting. 

This angled- profile, easily pitched tent packs well, and has a trail weight of 2.9kg, using tried and tested DAC ® Aluminium Poles, so it doesnt take up valuable space in your pack. For fast and light ventures, the tent design allows the components to be split between individuals. Ideal for four season, base camping & expedition use

Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album Shelter & Accessories.

Snugpak Scorpion 3

3 man tent.
Weight: 3400gr

The Scorpion 3 by Snugpak ® is stalwart three-person base camp and expedition tent, when a semi- permanent camp is required. The Scorpion design is a ‘Fly-first’ pitch tent that allows quick and easy set-up using an opposing pole design, protecting you all year round from severe weather, and can be pitched in difficult and remote areas. A tried and tested favourite of Mountaineers, Climbers and Campers, the Scorpion 3 has an impressive floor space, measuring 2.25m long and 1.75m wide, as well as 1.1m of head space, creating ample room for three people in a top-toe sleeping arrangement also incorporates an ample front porch for storing equipment. In an emergency the Scorpion 3 can accommodate six people sitting.

This angled- profile, easily pitched tent packs well, and has a trail weight of 2.9kg, using tried and tested DAC ® Aluminium Poles, so it doesn't take up valuable space in your pack. For fast and light ventures, the tent design allows the components to be split between individuals. Ideal for four season, base camping & expedition use
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Some of the gear we will be sharing our experiences of. It is a mix of vintage and surplus things that can still be found at quite low prices, with other more expensive items that can only be found new. Other things are not expensive but quite clever and good with high quality.

Remember to also visit www.northernbush.com

#northernbushnews

Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album Gear.

Some of the gear we will be sharing our experiences of. It is a mix of vintage and surplus things that can still be found at quite low prices, with other more expensive items that can only be found new. Other things are not expensive but quite clever and good with high quality.

Remember to also visit www.northernbush.com

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Snugpak Enhanced Patrol Poncho

Features 
Two sleeves 
Thumb holes at the wrists
Covered sides
Zipper at expandable collar
Adjustable hood with draw cord and velcro
Chest map pocket
Taped seams
Comes with compression sack
Available in olive or black

Weight 360gr/13oz

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Clothing.

Snugpak Enhanced Patrol Poncho

Features
Two sleeves
Thumb holes at the wrists
Covered sides
Zipper at expandable collar
Adjustable hood with draw cord and velcro
Chest map pocket
Taped seams
Comes with compression sack
Available in olive or black

Weight 360gr/13oz
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Seeing how others are in severe knee pain from having walked on very uneven ground and seeing others recommending modern trekking/hiking poles, we would again like to recommend trying a proper, traditional walking staff of about shoulder height. In our experience, they are far superior when it comes to versatility and for relieving your knees from strain, simply because of their rigidity and length, meaning you can extend them farther and lean on them with both hands, even hang from it, when needed. It will help you jump over difficult patches, and can be used as a third leg, e.g. extended to the side so you can lean your body at 45 degree angle, passing difficult terrain, or just to make your steps down rocks and roots smoother and more secure, removing those hard impacts from high steps with heavy gear. Give it a try!

#northernbush #northernbushnews #outdoors #trekking #hiking

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Seeing how others are in severe knee pain from having walked on very uneven ground and seeing others recommending modern trekking/hiking poles, we would again like to recommend trying a proper, traditional walking staff of about shoulder height. In our experience, they are far superior when it comes to versatility and for relieving your knees from strain, simply because of their rigidity and length, meaning you can extend them farther and lean on them with both hands, even "hang" from it, when needed. It will help you jump over difficult patches, and can be used as a third leg, e.g. extended to the side so you can lean your body at 45 degree angle, passing difficult terrain, or just to make your steps down rocks and roots smoother and more secure, removing those hard impacts from high steps with heavy gear. Give it a try!

#northernbush #northernbushnews #outdoors #trekking #hiking
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Time for a reminder about watching out for ticks. 

While not in themselves dangerous, they can spread diseases, in Scandinavia primarily Lyme borreliosis (Lyme Disease) and Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Borreliosis tends to show as a pinkish ring (more common for men) or filled circle (more common for women) shape around the bite, and if you see this within 2-30 days of being bitten, and if it grows to the size of a palm, then you need to seek medical help at once. However, this only shows for about 50-75% of those infected with borreliosis. Many, but not all, get flu-like symptoms. Without treatment, you risk serious, cronic effects like severe itching, fatigue, lack of appetite, kidney effects, swelling, headaches, neck and joint stiffness.

TBE has an incubation time of 1-2 weeks after having been infected. It leads to Encephalitis, which results in severe headaches and fever, sometimes cramps or even paralysis. Most people recover fully, but ca 30% end up with remaining or permanent issues, like memory loss, severe fatigue or even permanent paralysis. Rare deaths have even occured. There is no cure for this virus, so only treatment for individual symptoms is available. Vaccination can be done preemptively in three stages over a year, after which it needs to be repeated every third year.

Ticks tend to lurk in high grass and bushes and from there jumps onto their prey, which re commonly warmblooded animals, including humans. They seek soft skin, but can also attach to the legs, the back etc, for which reason you may need help to check yourself. Once attached they will suck blood, while injecting a numbing poison, removing pain from the bite. It will often stay for several days, while sucking blood, and growing in size.

Ticks should be removed as quickly as possible, once discovered, and it is fairly simple. Use a tweezer grabbing tightly onto it, as close to the skin as possible, and pull carefully straight out, making sure that the mouth parts are not left in the bite.

For more and better details on the bacteria and viruses spread by ticks, it is suggested you look at proper medical sites or contact a doctor or hospital.

Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Bushcrafting & practical traditional skills.

Time for a reminder about watching out for ticks.

While not in themselves dangerous, they can spread diseases, in Scandinavia primarily Lyme borreliosis (Lyme Disease) and Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Borreliosis tends to show as a pinkish ring (more common for men) or filled circle (more common for women) shape around the bite, and if you see this within 2-30 days of being bitten, and if it grows to the size of a palm, then you need to seek medical help at once. However, this only shows for about 50-75% of those infected with borreliosis. Many, but not all, get flu-like symptoms. Without treatment, you risk serious, cronic effects like severe itching, fatigue, lack of appetite, kidney effects, swelling, headaches, neck and joint stiffness.

TBE has an incubation time of 1-2 weeks after having been infected. It leads to Encephalitis, which results in severe headaches and fever, sometimes cramps or even paralysis. Most people recover fully, but ca 30% end up with remaining or permanent issues, like memory loss, severe fatigue or even permanent paralysis. Rare deaths have even occured. There is no cure for this virus, so only treatment for individual symptoms is available. Vaccination can be done preemptively in three stages over a year, after which it needs to be repeated every third year.

Ticks tend to lurk in high grass and bushes and from there jumps onto their prey, which re commonly warmblooded animals, including humans. They seek soft skin, but can also attach to the legs, the back etc, for which reason you may need help to check yourself. Once attached they will suck blood, while injecting a numbing poison, removing pain from the bite. It will often stay for several days, while sucking blood, and growing in size.

Ticks should be removed as quickly as possible, once discovered, and it is fairly simple. Use a tweezer grabbing tightly onto it, as close to the skin as possible, and pull carefully straight out, making sure that the mouth parts are not left in the bite.

For more and better details on the bacteria and viruses spread by ticks, it is suggested you look at proper medical sites or contact a doctor or hospital.
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Fällkniven Knives have been kind enough to let us try out the razor sharp WM1 and PXLx knives. Smaller knives are a bit forgotten among many outdoors people and yet are very handy in many situations, while at the same time being very comfortable to carry on your body. The PXLx folding knife is easy to open with one hand, and surprisingly light weight, considering its size and sturdiness.

The WM1 was originally intended as a womans knife, but has become quite popular among men, and comes with either a belt or neck sheath.

The data for the knives are as follows:

PXLx
Steel: Lam. CoS
Hardness: 60HRC
Edge: Flat ground
Handle material: Grilon
Weight, knife only: 134gr
Blade length: 88mm
Blade thickness: 3,5mm
Total length: 199mm
Total length, folded: 111mm
Locking 
Liner-lock

WM1
Steel: 3G / Lam.VG10
Hardness: 59/62HRC
Edge: Convex
Tang: Broad tang
Handle material: Thermorun
Sheath: Leather, Zytel
Weight, knife only: 77g
Blade length: 71mm
Blade thickness: 3,5mm
Total length: 175mm)

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Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Utility Knives.

Fällkniven Knives have been kind enough to let us try out the razor sharp WM1 and PXLx knives. Smaller knives are a bit forgotten among many outdoors people and yet are very handy in many situations, while at the same time being very comfortable to carry on your body. The PXLx folding knife is easy to open with one hand, and surprisingly light weight, considering its size and sturdiness.

The WM1 was originally intended as a woman's knife, but has become quite popular among men, and comes with either a belt or neck sheath.

The data for the knives are as follows:

PXLx
Steel: Lam. CoS
Hardness: 60HRC
Edge: Flat ground
Handle material: Grilon
Weight, knife only: 134gr
Blade length: 88mm
Blade thickness: 3,5mm
Total length: 199mm
Total length, folded: 111mm
Locking
Liner-lock

WM1
Steel: 3G / Lam.VG10
Hardness: 59/62HRC
Edge: Convex
Tang: Broad tang
Handle material: Thermorun
Sheath: Leather, Zytel
Weight, knife only: 77g
Blade length: 71mm
Blade thickness: 3,5mm
Total length: 175mm)

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This album collects some restoration projects for old used and abused knives that are given new life.

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Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album New life to old knives.

This album collects some restoration projects for old used and abused knives that are given new life.

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While dual slider zippers are very practical, they can also have a tendency to open up when put under pressure. An easy way of securing them is by adding two loops of string, one on each slider.

Securing the sliders is easy. First pull one loop through the other. Then pull the other loop through the first, in the same direction. Make sure to pull tight and having both knots on top. This way the strings make it impossible for the sliders to pull apart more than the length of the loop. For this reason, you can also shorten one of the loops a bit.

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Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Bushcrafting & practical traditional skills.

While dual slider zippers are very practical, they can also have a tendency to open up when put under pressure. An easy way of securing them is by adding two loops of string, one on each slider.

Securing the sliders is easy. First pull one loop through the other. Then pull the other loop through the first, in the same direction. Make sure to pull tight and having both knots on top. This way the strings make it impossible for the sliders to pull apart more than the length of the loop. For this reason, you can also shorten one of the loops a bit.

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Next restoration project: A KJ Eriksson model 1700 by Krång-Johan Eriksson, a model manufactured between late 1950s/early 1960s and ca 1985. The model was originally designed by FM Mattson in the early 1950s, as model 650 and then with a leather washer handle, but as the business closed down in late 50s it was taken over by KJ Eriksson who kept only this model from FM Mattson, and added a jacaranda grip to the brass furnishing instead. 

The sheath is unfortunately quite damaged and new leather will have to be added.

Length: 245mm | 9 5/8in
Blade: 140mm | 5 1/2in
Weight: 260gr | 0.573lbs

The design was common around the world ca 1950 and similar models were also manufactured in Solingen and by various US brands, then commonly called Buffalo Skinner.

Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album New life to old knives.

Next restoration project: A KJ Eriksson model 1700 by Krång-Johan Eriksson, a model manufactured between late 1950s/early 1960s and ca 1985. The model was originally designed by FM Mattson in the early 1950s, as model 650 and then with a leather washer handle, but as the business closed down in late 50s it was taken over by KJ Eriksson who kept only this model from FM Mattson, and added a jacaranda grip to the brass furnishing instead.

The sheath is unfortunately quite damaged and new leather will have to be added.

Length: 245mm | 9 5/8in
Blade: 140mm | 5 1/2in
Weight: 260gr | 0.573lbs

The design was common around the world ca 1950 and similar models were also manufactured in Solingen and by various US brands, then commonly called "Buffalo Skinner".
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Northern Bush shared NRK's video.

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Kids having fun before the virtual worlds took over our perceived reality. Game is played by throwing knife into neighbouring area. If it lands point down and stands, you win that area, step-by-step cutting away the area your opponents have to stand on, in the end forcing the others to stand on one foot until they fall and lose, but also you yourself having less and less area to target around the opponent's feet/foot.

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We will be testing out this Necker 70 Knife from Finnish Brisa/EnZo this Summer. Looks like a good competitor to the Mora Eldris. Comes in a number of varieties, with different scales, including Micarta, Curly Birch and Olive wood and flat or Scandi grind, and leather or Kydex sheaths. The blade is made from Swedish Sandvik 12c27 steel and is 3.2x20x70mm, with a total knife length of 160mm. Price is about 50€.

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Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Utility Knives.

We will be testing out this Necker 70 Knife from Finnish Brisa/EnZo this Summer. Looks like a good competitor to the Mora Eldris. Comes in a number of varieties, with different scales, including Micarta, Curly Birch and Olive wood and flat or Scandi grind, and leather or Kydex sheaths. The blade is made from Swedish Sandvik 12c27 steel and is 3.2x20x70mm, with a total knife length of 160mm. Price is about 50€.

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To maintain cotton and linen fabrics in good shape, it is important to keep them clean and treat the textiles properly. One of the most important ways of doing this has been to apply pressure in movement to compress the fabric and to order the structure in a way that makes it smooth, more resistant and less likely to catch dirt. It is said that fabrics can become 10-60 times better at not catching dust through this kind of treatment.

Before the heated iron, this was done cold, using a rolling pin and a mangle board (Swe. mangelbräde/kaveldon) and a rubbing stone, made from stone or glass. The use of these is pretty self explanatory, but the stone deserves a few words. A piece of leather was placed on a flat surface to give a little flexibility. The stone was then rubbed against the fabric intensely, until the sweat ran from the forehead.

While the rubbing was the older method, it coexisted with the mangling board and was considered to give better results.

These tools were used well into the 20th century. Finely decorated mangling boards were also given to the bride by the fiancé, as a wedding gift, commonly with the year of the wedding painted on it. Scutching knives for preparing flax to linnen were also common as bride gifts.

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Northern Bush added a new photo to the album Bushcrafting & practical traditional skills.

To maintain cotton and linen fabrics in good shape, it is important to keep them clean and treat the textiles properly. One of the most important ways of doing this has been to apply pressure in movement to compress the fabric and to order the structure in a way that makes it smooth, more resistant and less likely to catch dirt. It is said that fabrics can become 10-60 times better at not catching dust through this kind of treatment.

Before the heated iron, this was done cold, using a rolling pin and a mangle board (Swe. "mangelbräde/kaveldon") and a rubbing stone, made from stone or glass. The use of these is pretty self explanatory, but the "stone" deserves a few words. A piece of leather was placed on a flat surface to give a little flexibility. The stone was then rubbed against the fabric intensely, "until the sweat ran from the forehead".

While the rubbing was the older method, it coexisted with the mangling board and was considered to give better results.

These tools were used well into the 20th century. Finely decorated mangling boards were also given to the bride by the fiancé, as a wedding gift, commonly with the year of the wedding painted on it. Scutching knives for preparing flax to linnen were also common as bride gifts.

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These TR102 Barefoot Boots from Belleville Boots are highly recommended for walks in dry conditions. These have been worn almost daily for a year and show no wear on the rubber soles and are super comfortable. You can get them in a wide variety of shapes, for narrow or wide feet, meaning you can get a pair that fits your feet right from the start. Quite wonderful to wear on natural surfaces. And if you risk encountering mud or water, then bringing a pair of light overboots will deal with that issue. Of course Belleville Boots make waterproof boots too, and a bunch of other military spec boots.

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Northern Bush shared their photo.

These TR102 Barefoot Boots from Belleville Boots are highly recommended for walks in dry conditions. These have been worn almost daily for a year and show no wear on the rubber soles and are super comfortable. You can get them in a wide variety of shapes, for narrow or wide feet, meaning you can get a pair that fits your feet right from the start. Quite wonderful to wear on natural surfaces. And if you risk encountering mud or water, then bringing a pair of light overboots will deal with that issue. Of course Belleville Boots make waterproof boots too, and a bunch of other military spec boots.

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Lovely design on this Swedish EKA Swede 9 folder. EKA of Eskilstuna is the main folding knife manufacturer in Sweden, and with knife making traditions going back about 140 years, while Mora is the centre for fixed blade knives. About 200 knife maker names are associated with the city, but today only EKA Knives remain.

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Northern Bush added 2 new photos to the album Utility Knives.

Lovely design on this Swedish EKA Swede 9 folder. EKA of Eskilstuna is the main folding knife manufacturer in Sweden, and with knife making traditions going back about 140 years, while Mora is the centre for fixed blade knives. About 200 knife maker names are associated with the city, but today only EKA Knives remain.

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