Not calling infrared heat rooms “sauna” is not about elitism but several things: Scientific accuracy, clarity in conversation and education, preserving livelihoods, and protecting a cultural heritage.
A proper set of axes is an important part of any woodsman’s arsenal, but also the wood burning sauna owner. Here’s a gallery of Finnish and Swedish axes including Gransfors and Fiskars… plus some a bit more… unusual.
There is currently much hoopla over human-influenced climate change, leading to sweeping changes in policy and outright bans. Some of these new policies however, directly threaten traditions thousands of years old. Good traditions.
We’re now in 2017, Finland’s 100th anniversary! Which means it’s time to bombard you with all kinds of bragging about what makes us so great, unique, funny, handsome, and all that jazz. Well, not really. Maybe just a few odd facts will suffice for now?
Finland is the number one coffee consuming nation in the world. In Sweden, coffee breaks are such a part of daily life that they have their own word. Here’s a gallery showing why I’ve learned to love it.
It’s not always easy to identify what has gone missing in our lives. Inevitably, we gradually move away from certain things as we become adults. This week, I talk about the Finnish life I took for granted growing up.
While the Finnish concept of Sisu may be hard to pin down, the patterns of how it is carried out can be seen throughout history. On a rather incredible amount of occasions, Finns have had to not only face great adversity, but in doing so, learn to make do with less. What about today?