Spyderco C41 Native 5 - Vapentidningen No.7 - 2016

Now that Spyderco's 40-year-anniversary Native 5 is about to enter the Swedish market; I've written an magazine article about the Native's 20-year long history together with a review on the lightweight version of the Native 5 (C41PBK5). The article is published in the upcoming issue of Vapentidningen.





Other interesting articles inside this issue of Vapentidningen are; CZ Shadow 2 (Henrik Kalling), rangefinders (Henrik Kalling) and double barrel rifle from Husqvarna Vapenfabrik (Johan Ljungné).
Pleasant reading!




See also my earlier articles published inside Vapentidningen; click HERE.

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Coaching and Tailored Training

Let me coach you in your upcoming adventure. My experience from supporting different survival projects and TV shows can be very beneficial to you. When ever you are planing to push your limits, both physically and mentally, it's very important that you are well prepared to succeed. By contacting me early in the game we can tailor your training together. I'll share my knowledge about Survival and Bushcraft so that you can avoid unnecessary pitfalls that I've already explored the hard way. The course is customized to fit your needs, goal and time frame. You'll get the chance to practice your skills in; fire making, find water, building shelter, building traps, to navigate and much more. This is also a great opportunity to optimize and to get acuainted with your gear. Last but not least; we'll build a strategy on how to handle the mental challenges you'll be facing prior, during and after your adventure.

Please feel free to contact me already today, as your first step towards the adventure of your lifetime. Whether you're planning a small hike or a big international outdoor challenge. Looking forward hearing from you.




Photo: G. Denstedt


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Basic Outdoor Training with Jonas Vildmark

Place: Jonas Vildmark's Cabin in Gottröra, Sweden
Time: 2 day course

This is a crash course in outdoor basics intended to help you to get the most out of your upcoming outdoor adventure. There are many ways to explore the beautiful outdoors but the basics are the same whether you're out hiking, bicycling, hunting, kayaking... The Basic Outdoor Training is a broad two day course that also want to inspire to more time spent outdoors.




The Basic Outdoor Training is a pleasant weekend spent around the campfire talking about and practicing our basic skills in; bushcrafting, gear, packing, planning, safety and survival. With four participants at a time we'll spend 28 hours going through the basics. I'll be sharing my experiences and I'm looking forward hearing about your's.





Rough Schedule (changes may occur)
Saturday:
- 08.00, Meet up at Stockholm Central Station before heading out to Jonas Vildmark's cabin
- 09.00, Theoretical and practical training
- 22.00, Spending the night outdoors

Sunday:
- 07.00, Breakfast
- 08.00, Theoretical and practical training
- 12.00, Back at Stockholm Central Station

We'll spend the whole weekend outdoors even when raining. Bring suitable clothing and your own outdoor gear.




Length: 2 day (Saturday- Sunday)
Price: 2000 SEK per person (including taxes)
The price includes; transportation Stockholm-Gottröra, field like food and living (outdoors), course material and some gear. More detailed information on dates, schedule and other practicalities are supplied when registering you interest of participation. To register; click HERE.
    To see an example of the course; click HERE.

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    Edge & Fire Training with Jonas Vildmark

    Place: Jonas Vildmark's Cabin in Gottröra, Sweden
    Time: 1 day course

    Edge & Fire is a one day outdoor course held around the campfire. Learn how to use knife, axe and fire; mankind's most important inventions. The controlled fire and the edge tools set the foundation of our ancestors development in life that have lead us till where we are today. The one who master these two cornerstones has limitless possibilities in their hands. Edge & Fire is a popular course where you get tips and trix on the subject, and at the same time you get the chance to practice your techniques and skills. If you're interested in a day full of basic bushcrafting; I hope you'll sign up for this course.



    Photo: M. Brodersen


    Rough Schedule (changes may occur)
    We'll spend the morning talking and practicing our fire skills, and the afternoon is focused on edge tools and field like whittling.
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    Saturday:
    - 08.00, Meet up at Stockholm Central Station before heading out to Jonas Vildmark's cabin
    - 09.00, Theoretical and practical fire knowledge

    Lunch

    - Theoretical and practical edge tool knowledge (knife, saw and axe)
    - 18.00, Back at Stockholm Central Station

    We'll spend the whole day outdoors even when raining. Bring suitable clothing and any own edge tools and/or fire tools (tools for borrowing are available on suite).





    Length: 1 day (Saturday)
    Price: 1500 SEK per person (including taxes)
    The price includes; transportation Stockholm-Gottröra, lunch and snacks, course material and some gear.
    More detailed information on dates, schedule and other practicalities are supplied when registering you interest of participation. To register; click HERE.

    To see an example of the course content; click HERE.

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    Bushcrafting with Jonas Vildmark

    Place: Jonas Vildmark's own woods just outside Kilafors, Sweden
    Time: 3 days at a time

    Are you looking for woods to bushcraft in? Welcome to Jonas Vildmark's wilderness.
    On Jonas Vildmark's own grounds you get a great opportunity to bushcraft to it's fullest.
    The concept is for you to be able to full out practice your wood lore skills together with the land owner and his consent.




    We are many who love bushcraft and luckily for us there are a lot of information about forest life to access though conversations, books and internet. But the one thing that truly develop your bushcraft skills are time spent out in the woods.




    In small groups we head out into the deep forests of Hälsingland Sweden to practice our woodcraft skills. Jonas is your Guide and if needed; also you Instructor. During the weekend you'll be able to develop and fine tune your techniques and practice on using your tools and gear.





    Rough Schedule (changes may occur)
    Friday:
    - 12.00, Meet up in Kilafors (Bollnäs, Sweden) before heading out
    - Making camp
    - Sleeping outdoors

    Saturday:
    - Bushcraft activities
    - Sleeping outdoors

    Sunday:
    - Restore campsite
    - 15.00, finishing up to go home

    The weekend is spent outdoors in all weathers. If needed we'll go through you equipment prior to the weekend to secure you have the right gear for the season.

    Length: 3 days (Friday-Sunday)
    Price: 3000 SEK per person (including tax)
    The price includes ground entrance, guiding, tailor made coaching (if needed) and food.
    Please let us know if you have any special requests regarding transport and gear, contact Jonas Vildmark by clicking HERE.

    Additional information regarding date and logistics will be provided when contacting us.

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    The Swedish Axe - Vapentidningen No.6 - 2016

    Perfect timing!.. After an fantastic weekend at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2016 and some deer hunting the latest issue of  the Swedish magazine Vapentidningen pops up in the mail. This issue feels extra special for me as it contains an article based on my project The Swedish Axe.




    During the last three years I've been studying the inspiring Swedish axe culture. Within the project I've visited the three big live and kicking Swedish axe manufacturers (Hultafors, Gränsfors and Wetterlings) together with the axe handle manufacturer Smedbergs. In this three page long magazine article I summarize the Swedish axe culture in general, the three biggest manufacturer's history and take a closer look at three different mid size axe models. You can see the publishing of this mag article as the start of a series of publishing of my results from the project. So read this magazine and follow my information flow by Liking my channels in social medias (FacebookInstagramTwitter and Youtube) to continuously see my project results.
    Also my courses will from now on contain more axe inspiration, history and techniques.




    Besides the article The Swedish Axe this latest issue of Vapentidningen contain interesting articles like; Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS (Erland Gunnarsson), 9 mm Parabellum (Åke Nordin) and the Swedish Armed Forces advanced combat shooting training (Erik Bjjälkvall).




    To all of you I had the pleasure of meeting in person at last weekend's Bushcraftfestival; I want to send my warmest thanks for helping us creating a memorable and historical first issue of the international bushcraft festival in Sweden. I also hope you all had a great start to the hunting season. Take the opportunity to read Vapentidningen in between your hunting sessions, take care and I hope to see you soon again, perhaps at the Bushcraftfestivalen 2017.

    Also check out my earlier mag articles in Vapentidningen by clicking HERE.

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    Nice Start to the Hunting Season - Fox Hunting in Bogesund

    Place: BogesundVaxhoms kommun, Sweden
    Coordinates: Lat: 59.41233, Lon: 18.23497
    Time: 1 day in August





    Had a beautiful start to my hunting season this year; a peaceful evening of still hunting fox out in Bogesund. With less than a week to go before the Bushcraftfestivalen 2016 starts it feels great to take some time off from all the planning to just sit in the woods, listen to the quiet and look for wildlife. Although no foxes showed this evening I had great company; two nice roe deer bucks gave good indications of what's to come at the buck premiere the 16th of August. Also four beautiful female deer visited my hunting tower of the evening (tower No.82). 







    I want to send a big thanks to Bogesunds Jakt and the hunting leader Joachim for a well arranged hunt. Feels nice that hunting season finally are here.

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