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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 december 2016

Egen Tomte.

Julafton 18;30 Har väntat på Tomten men han kom inte. Så det blev att själv stå framför en stor spegel och se hur han kunde ha sett ut. En Jul utan Tomte är ingen Jul, men kvällen räddades. Jag undrar dock vem som åt upp risgrynsgröten ute vid vedboden.

fredag 23 december 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We wish all our friends, costumer, relatives a very fine Christmas and a good New Year. The weather at Risviken is warm, no snow and no ice on the lakes. From yesterday the nights will be shorter and the days longer, so we are moving in the right direction, happy us all.
The picture is from Christmas 2012, a good winter lots of snow and cold but the two Santa made a stop outside our door.

torsdag 1 december 2016

Waiting for winter .

Right now the first of December we have short days. There is no snow and no ice on the larger lakes. Sunset in the early evening show a fantastic scenery colour from bright blue to yellow and red, It’s only a few minutes but nice to see. We are waiting for snow and cold weather so we can start the ice fishing and tracking some more wolfs and other animals in the surrounding.

A good news is that there are several families who want to come to our Wilderness Cabin BOCKUDDEN  already in this month and for early spring fishing in April and the month of May next year.  So waiting for snow we have fire going on in our timber house, nice and warm.

måndag 14 november 2016

Dance with the Wolfs!

Today I went for tracking too an area not too far from Nordmarken Canoe Center in Risviken. Saw track of a wolf pack and could follow the track ca 1000 meter on the road. Call the authorities and people from there will come up to morrow to see what’s going on. I recon there was 4-5 wolf in the pack. On several places there have been track of “playing around” and the snow was hard packed.

I am thinking of going back tomorrow to haul with the pack and it´s full moon tomorrow night.

A Control on Sunday track from 7 Wolf was found,

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.