lauantai 19. lokakuuta 2013

Winter´s at the bay, folks.

 Made a quick "keitispuu",, three piece construction  out of sticks, to hang the small kettle above fire. Keitispuu is made out of word keitis, that suggests for boiling-cooking and Puu, that means both, wood for material  and tree.

Before i decided to take a longer pause, i used my Wild Stoves woodgas stove MK II, to make some tea, but then my buddy showed up and i did the bigger fire. However, this stove is absolutely magnificent. It bursts heat to warm yourself and your food, and its very stable, plus, it packs in to very compact size. The only thing it needs, is something to collect the winter, its pretty damn safe without one too.

 Yesterday it started to pour snow a bit better :)

 Taking a pause, while hunting grouse ( metso & teeri species in finnish..), this morning. Small swamp pond at high,rocky ground... Not complaining at all...crispy  weather, just tiny wind and few degrees under zero celsius, fire, sausage, coffee,  and most of all....not hurry to do a thing or to go to anywhere, just time to chill out.
 Firewood making, for work & money and for my self.
 Resin oozing from fatwood, in the heat of campfire (  Nuotio, in finnish)
 Fatwood, which we call "tervaspuu" as in tar-ish-wood, aint rare in my area at all....luckily.
Time to change for winter tyres and to find pair of snowshoes, ski´s and ahkio sled, from storage, it seems.

Just few days ago, the first sun came after i took this snapshot of my dog bathing in the fall sun.

keskiviikko 9. lokakuuta 2013

DIY anvil, from railroad track.

Just a few snapshots of todays tinkering.

I had this crude rude anvil that i made a few years ago, and never even used it. I made it from non-used piece of heavier railroad track, about 40 centimetetrs long one, with blow torch and angle grinder and thats it, since i didnt have any other tools to make it prettier.

Today, i found it at morning while i was looking for my sheel metal brake, for one wood stove project.

 And i managed to get my self next to lathe and mill....and i now, could machine the railroad tracks convex like shaped face and the cheecks of it , even and straight, to get 90 degree angles in between the facing surfaces.

After these things, i used angle grinder and few sandpaper wheels attached to it, to make the horn a lot niver for forging, and some roundings that i did here and there.

What do you say ?

But thats about it, i have to run now !

sunnuntai 6. lokakuuta 2013

Life´s good here.

I like it now, when the days are colder, and i hope hard, for permanent sub zero weathers, for this month, it would help me on grouse hunting, and i could live without this foggy, muddy weird season easily....

 Kånken is pretty darn good haling small, compact hiking gear, mine takes a stove, the wood fuel, a coffee pot, a kettle, and all i need.
                                   I dont care what some say.....i KNOW it can take a whole  lot of gear.

I took a dayhike in the woods with my dog and girlfriend, but as i have this cracked ankle, i didnt walk so much, as she did . Instead i stopped at familiar open area, and opened my new favourite, Fjällräven  Kånken, took off my woodgas stove and tea, rum and water, lit the stove and enjoyed watching the leaves in the wind, aas well as small game birds passing over the opening. If id had my rifle, it would have been an easy job to get some bird meat but i didnt take it with me. I just whittled and talked to my dog, and took a nap, and such, till my girlfriend came to my tiny camp and we returned the trail to the cabin, and had a nice long bath in the sauna.

Now, as i write, i am enjoying a mildly fried, salted fresh moose calf liver, that was todays catch on the moose hunt season.