tiistai 22. joulukuuta 2009

Guyot Designs

Im getting Guyot Designs Squishy bowl and Microbites ,to be tested and reviewed.
I got intrested about those after i saw Dave Canterbury´s video involving squishybowl,and it seemed to be useful piece of gear so i contacted the company and they were willing to send few samples to me.

So after i receive those,ill use them for a while and tell my opinions.

Thank you Guyot Designs !

maanantai 21. joulukuuta 2009

Occurred to my mind after reading something Gary wrote in his blog

Even here,in Finland you see some oddball actions...or should i talk about the fact that man cant,doesnt have the basic skills,to survive.Guys and gals are,the younger they are,normally grown to be very highly trained,educated in various occupations,they know all about math,politics,high-end business,playing with stock markets,are clever with computers,cell phones and all.But what the heck.If they loose their phones,run out of electricity,gas,hot running water,for even short perioids,just for hours,they are in panic it seems,and ive seen it happen....I cant believe how mankind forgets the real essential skills,in this ratrace,which they call life.Urban mankind sure has the brains and style,but what will happen to them when the shit hits the fan.Im not trying to copy my friends writing,but really,what the hell is this thing men usually see as evolution,going forward,knowledge and wisdom.If some type of new ice-age hits as someone predicted to happpen in next 50 yrs,how many will survive,if we cant make fire in various ways,from what we manage to gather up,from steelwool and battery,from firebow,from ancient firesteels,or cars distributors spark.How many will die cause they are used to drink perfectly cleaned bottled springwater and stupidly refuse to drink water cleaned with coal and moss,or just cant even think of purifying that water from gutter,by boiling or however.Melt snow?-HOW!?!?! might those ask.And in normal life,many of us are so far away from woods,from even idea of spending a night in makeshift shelter made from scrap sheetmetal,branches,leaves and twigs,made by our own hands.Built with what tool.With that i-phone, or what ever trendy gadget they carry ? Not.Do they even own a knife?I mean now when most of the bread is pre-cut,and all,what sort of knives does urban man own.And can he modify his possessions to match his situation and needs.Can you make some sort of solar still,drink from plant roots,pick up the non-lethal berries and mushrooms if you dont catch any fish or edible creatures,if you had the brains,hands and drive to do few snares during pooring rain,or in heavy winds,in darkness,in scary woods.Or just in your neighbourhood,how does man survive in his home when all the things we are used to take so granted,are taken away.?

Should we concentrate our actions and intrests to something useful.Like survivalism,preparedness,actions to save the nature,animals,seas,forests,other men.Instead of being greedy careless wankers who rape the nature by chopping off the woods in the mountains,fishing more than we really need and killing spicies by doing that,by going to wars,with any reason we need to,war of religions,war of oil,war made without real need,war to sell more weapons to any side offering higher bids,war against mankind,war where all the soil will be demolished and animals at the same time.Should we do something else than watch tv,and try to copy the stars and by doing this,spend more and more,to items we dont need,items we reject when the next trend-wave comes,and old ones end up in the carbage,instead of giving em to one that need em to survive.I think that all this consumption is one part of the hard times ahead too.We just consume and trash around,poison the planet to its end,as we tear away everything that will give us profit,faster cars,bigger boobs,exotic foods,imported useless stuff we forget in few months.Items brought here by ships,running on high priced oil,dug up from oil dwells running empty in deserts and coastal areas.Oil that will smudge the birds,kill the fish,ruin the coast when that boat hits the rocks and leaks.Oil that had cost someones life too.

Should we do something to save this planet.
Cut down our consumption a bit.
Recycle all we can.
Think before doing.
Save the forests where ever,for animals,so the wolves wont run in our hometown cause they dont have any place to live anymore like they used to do.
Use more the "off" button in electric gadgets.
Change the bulbs to economical ones.
Walk more.
Drive less.
Drive together in one filled vehicle.
Believe that your car aint the measure of your stamina or equal to size of your dick.
Get a bicycle.Use it too.Othervise its just useless POS.
When you buy something,checkout the used ones too,or repair the old broken one.
Respect and favour your local shopkeepers,local handcrafts,locally grown and made food.
You dont need 7 different jackets for every season really.
Those broken shoes are easy to repair by that shoemaker in corner of your favourite local mall.
You dont need all that meat man.Or that tuna in can.Its easy to catch a fish with cheap longlasting gear,from that lake nearby.Carve up a bow and hunt your meat if u can,even a bit.Or if you can,shop from local butchers,not from market.Its worth that.

And stuff like this.
You dont have to be 100% vegetarian-treehugging hippie to save your planet.

And learn something that will serve you,your family,your village,your country,your planet,not just you,and your fat wallet.Change ideas,thoughts,and above all the skills to survive if all the good actions you did,didnt pay and the shit hits the fan :)

lauantai 19. joulukuuta 2009

Good friend gone forever.

While i was having fun on my lapland trip,a close,friend of mine who i have known for 6 yrs,died in a car accident,on our independence day in our hometown.I miss him a lot and tomorrow he will be buried so i´ve been feeling pretty shitty.But everyone will die eventually,thats a fact.

May he rest in piece and ill see him once again in walhalla.

lauantai 12. joulukuuta 2009

Lapland tour tale pt 1

So,where to begin.

At first day i jumped in our schools van,where as already few of my school buddies and one instructor,and we headed out to next pick-up point to pick up one more with us and drove,drove and drove up north,all the way to suomussalmi with just few piss-breaks.In rovaniemi we had this moderate accommodation reserved,in motel named"rova-motelli" which is nowadays going downwards in my eyes as the russiand running it arent too worried about keeping even the bunks clean.Oh well,we got a chance to sauna and after well snored night,we woke up at five,ran to feast a heavy and tasty breakfast,and at six a clock we continued to drive,stopped at nine at shopping mall,to pick up some gear and stuff to eat,then at ten a clock we were facing the opening doors of arctic museum&show-hall "Arktikum",which i can easily call a damn intresting place even for Finnish guy like me.Theres loads of info,items,drawings etc about sami culture,the soil of lapland,history of it,the roots of trade and human population in the northern Finland.Items excavated from ancient camp/living areas,graves.....Cultural clothing,ceremonial items,handcrafts,leukus,religious stuff,from sami folklore and early days of christianity...you name it,they have it.At the end of the day we drove to Hetta,where we had two cabins to sleep in.There we went to church that was build on American help,on ruins of the church blown & burnt away by Germans in the war of lapland.Im not into christianity but as historical place,its good to visit those too.There were few names i knew,in memorial wall,among all other names of the local men killed in war.But in the end of the day we were just packing our rucksacks as we had to rise up in the next morning at five.....to drive couple hundred kilometers more in the north,in to small tiny village,named Saarikoski,where from we would start our ski journey into wilderness......

More to follow.

Im back

i just dropped in to say heloo,i am back from the lapland trip.Actually arrived home yesterday but i slept it away and hanged out woth my girlfriend and couple buddies,tellin em about my journey.

Ill be typing in some report soon guys.

tiistai 1. joulukuuta 2009

Ready to go.


Only some few hours to wake-up,and im off to lapland.Im hoping so much to make good connetcion with sami people up there.