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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.

tisdag 23 februari 2016

Warming up.

We often get feedback from customers who have been on a canoe tour or a wilderness programme. Letters, Mail or Photos are coming and we really do like it. To dag there came a postcard from a German Scout group, Pfadfinder Drei Lilien, showing   Four young scout having fun on a camp, and they send us a card for Thanks Giving Day . This group have been our guests several years and this season 2016 we will have scouts from Danmark, Germany and Sweden. Some on Canoe Expeditions, some for a bit Survival and Bushcraft training .It´s always nice to have youngsters going out in the nature here in Nordmarken.

söndag 21 februari 2016

The Eminent SIX PACK

Last evening the group of six doing winter training came back to Base Camp at Nordmarken Canoe Center.  A hot sauna, a fine camp fire and some extra food and drink closed the training.

The weather has been extremely good for training. Some cold nights, snow both dry and wet snow and some heavy wind all to make weather condition perfect for training. They told me that it has been a good training and that they have got a lot of how to stay out even in real bad weather.

After a good night sleeping they are now prepared for go back to Stockholm. Well done.

torsdag 18 februari 2016

Staying alive thats the question.

Last night at 0355 we had a group starting on Extreme Sub Artic training. One of the participants has done several Bushcraft and Survival training with our WEISS programme earlier, have now taken responsibilities for some near friends to let them have some days out with almost nothing.
This time of the year the dear buck are getting there horn and its normal cold and some snow covering the wilderness in Nordmarken. This is a good time for winter training. Yea!
We have had Wolf and Lynx just around where the group are staying. A bit extra adventure!.

As usual we do have some dear outside the office and so it is again this year and they also having a good time. We give them some extra food but the Survival/Bushcraft group is getting nothing from us. So it is.

måndag 15 februari 2016

See what I just found on the WEB

10. Nordmarken Kanot-Center’s WEISS Survival Course (Sweden)

The Wilderness Experience International Survival School is among the most respected names worldwide for wilderness survival training. Nordmarken Kanot-Center is a Swedish survival school offering two Wilderness Experience International Survival School survival courses including the level one Temperate Survival course. This course teaches fundamental survival skills necessary to survive in Europe’s temperate areas. Completing it is the first step in a series of courses that eventually enables successful graduates to earn the coveted Wilderness Experience International Survival School badge.
Wilderness survival training is becoming more popular with each passing day. Some view it as just a
 different kind of holiday while others see survival training as an essential commodity in an ever more dangerous world. Regardless of the reasons for attending, participants learn new skills and different ways of thinking that serve them well in multiple areas of life. Learning to survive in the wilderness is not a bad way to spend a free weekend or holiday.

lördag 13 februari 2016

Back again

Early in the morning and just before dark we have visitors outside the office at Nordmarken Canoe Center. Last night we got some cm of snow and I put out some reindeer pellets to support the dear with some extra food. Years ago we had 11 dear at the same time and you can see some photos at my Facebook or the Blogg from 2013 - 2014.

We have had both Lynx and Wolf near our house, but the last weeks there have been no snow so we can’t search any tracks.

tisdag 9 februari 2016

Problem !

Tidigt i morse när jag hämtade ved fick jag se vår spark stå ensam med ryggen vänd mot sjön.   Det kändes underligt att den meddelade mig följande. ”Jag saknar blank is, jag saknar fast snö och jag saknar rumsvarma vantar som tar i mig och tar mig på en fin tur på isen mot solen för att njuta av frihet”.

Inte utan att jag skämdes lite, men vad gör man när det är naturen som bestämmer. Väder är underligt. Vissa ställen i världen, översvämningar, andra ställen torka och hungersnöd.  Flyktningar, som om de har tur, kan tälta i minusgrader undan krig.  

Och så bekymrar jag mig om vädret och vad sparken tycker.

tisdag 2 februari 2016

Abstinence .

I have some abstinence. Snow gone, almost all ice gone and warm weather. Can’t be worse. For me as on old outdoor and almost a Mountain Man I was waiting for real winter. Sitting now warm and dry near the fire in the timber house at Nordmarken Canoe Center I have to look at old photos from an expedition I made to North West Greenland, north of Thule Air Base and north of Qaanaaq.

Inuit, sledge dogs, sun, cold weather and lots of is. I want to go back for a new tour. The photo is from the mountain deep in the bay south east of Qaanaaq, Inglefield Bay.