Hiking or trail running with Google Maps on your phone

Navigation can be tricky when hiking or trail running in nature areas where you haven’t been before. Sometimes there are marked trails but it’s not uncommon that markings are missing and sign post maps at the trail head often lack detail. Fortunately, these days most people have a smart phone with GPS navigation like Google … Continue Reading

Telemark ski touring course in Rauland, Norway

TRIP REPORT Just came back from a 1-week Telemark ski touring course in Southern Norway with Brian Desmond and Glyn Sheppard of Destination Setesdal (Jan. 28 – Feb. 6 2016). We started with some nordic skiing near Evje in the South and then traveled North to Rauland and Morgedal for the Telemark ski touring. Great … Continue Reading

The First Dutch Bushcraft Handbook

BOOK REVIEW Finally there is a book about bushcraft in Dutch. Before, aspiring bushcrafters mainly had to resort to English books like Ray Mears’ excellent Essential Bushcraft, Mors Kochanski’s classic Bushcraft, or look online for -again- mainly English content. But no more. 29 Nov. 2015 the Bushcraft Handboek (€ 29,95) was presented by René Nauta and … Continue Reading