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Risviken, Sandvika, Årjäng, Värmland, Sweden
Jag heter Preben Mortensen. Varit aktiv med friluftsliv och kanot sedan 1956. Driver Nordmarkens Kanot Center AB med familjen strax söder Årjäng vid Västra Silen. Syftet med denna blogg är att du kan ta del av min vardag och de senaste äventyren och annat som rör aktivt friluftsliv. Gå till så kan du se hela vårt program på Nordmarkens Kanot Center. You can find our English partner on We are also on FACEBOOK print Nordmarken Kanot AB

lördag 24 september 2016

Alternative to tent on canoe tour.

There are many ways to stay overnight in the Canoe area. You can use tent, hammock or just a tarp. Real canoers are using the canoe as a ”tent”. After more than 60 years as a canoe man with many nights spend on tour (my work) I have never got rain on my sleeping bag. I have had a little fire near the canoe bivack to make food on and to give some atmosphere and light. Spending the night in a tent you can hear the nature but can’t see anything. This photo is from a tour in Nordmarken a few days ago on our son´s late summer tour.

tisdag 20 september 2016

The Brits are back to Base Camp

After some fine days with sun, no wind and warm temperature in the water these 4 Brits return to Nordmarken Canoe Center after some very good days on tour. They had some complains about the approved camp sites on seven of them, they visit there was no fire wood at all. One of them work as Ranger in a Nature Preserve Area and mention, we pay for the service in the area but with no firewood special in the autumn there can be a problem, pay for a thing that no exists. They hope this was only temporary situation on the DANO area. They mention that they will return next autumn to a tour again.

torsdag 15 september 2016

End of season

Now almost end of the canoe season I’m wondering what a paddle could tell me. How many times dipped deep in the clean water in Nordmarken. How many strokes against heavy wind on the free water on narrow lakes. How many times taken a rest against a tree at camp and wondering where to go next day. If a paddle could tell me the story I have been listening to it.
Now every paddle have been smooth with sandpaper and then painted with fine oil and standing in the sun waiting to next season and again on tour with folks who can handle a paddle and have a good time in Nordmarken canoeing. They need a rest realy.

måndag 12 september 2016

Another repeat businesss at Nordmarken Kanot Center

These four gentlemen from England have been our guests before. One 5 times, one 4 times, one 3 times and one is here for the second time. They are now out for a week in the DANO canoe area and are real canoe and wilderness folks, so they will bake bread, live with mushroom, berries and some food from the shop also. Do some fishing, and yesterday some guys came back and have got 3 fine pike and other fish and had an excellent fishing. They came via Rygge Airport to us but the bad thing is that Rygge Airport will close down the end of October this year. Also bad for our costumer, our company and the tourism in Värmland.

I do hope that international flights will go via Gardermoen for our guests in the future with low price budget so folks can come to us to a good price for all involved in wilderness tourism.

onsdag 7 september 2016

Riktigt dåligt.

Vad är det för vansinnigt mode som sprider sig på APPAR, Facebook, Datorer och annat.  Ljusblå bakgrund och ännu ljusare text, dessutom liten text. Jag tror att både reklam folk och andra som producerar detta skall tänka om. Man måste kunna läsa utan svårighet Jag är varken färgblind eller behöver glasögon men vill gärna läsa viktig information utan svårighet för ett onödigt mode.

tisdag 6 september 2016

The wilderness red gold.

I had a day off from Nordmarken Canoe Center and spend the time collecting berries in Glaskogen. Great for the winter, with moose meat around the fire. Fine weather but a bit windy on some places. No sign of the wolf pack to day.

lördag 3 september 2016

Närgången älg.

I ett par dagar har vi haft en kviga runt huset. I dag strax innan mörkret var den ca 20 meter från oss vid vedboden. Lite mörkt för en bra bild.