Karesuandokniven Nallo & Singi - Vapentidningen No.5 - 2018

Now the July issue of the Vapentidning has landed inside Swedish stores. This time you can read my article on the updated versions of Karesuandokniven's folders Nallo & Singi.

This Spring Karesuandokniven revealed the 2018 versions of the folders. Some of the new features are; Scandi grind, liner lock and a more sturdy design. In the mag article you can see and read more about the Nallo & Singi 2018 compared to the older versions.

Other interesting articles inside the same mag are for instance; Testing distance meter inside binoculars (Erland Gunnarsson), Ruger GP100 .22LR (Henrik Kalling) and The Swedish K-pisten m/45B (Henrik Jansson).

To see more I've written about Karesuandokniven; click HERE.

To see more of my articles inside the Vapentidningen; click HERE.

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Read about our life journey inside the Utemagasinet

Inside the latest issue of Utemagasinet (No.6 - 2018) you can read a well made article by Mr Roger Borgelid about our family's and Jonas Vildmark's journey from the big city life to the homesteading country life.

Utemagasinet & Roger Borgelid

Today it's exactly 18 months since our truck pulled in onto the land of our new home here in Riddarhyttan. Back then we had; quit our posts in the Automotive Business and the Pharmaceutical Business, sold our apartment i Stockholm and chosen a new life inside the beautiful woods of Bergslagen and to go all in running our dear family business Jonas Vildmark.

We are deeply grateful to be able to make this change together as a family and for how well everything has turned out. We want to take this opportunity to thank our new home village for your generosity, supporting family and friends and also say thank you to all new and old business partners for all the fantastic time we spend outdoors living and learning off the land.

Photo: Roger Borgelid

Inside this six pages long mag article you get to hear a bit about all the laughter and the challenges of this life journey and we hope Roger's nice words and beautiful pics will inspire you to follow your dream as well. We say Thank you to the Utemagasinet and Roger for taking the time to visit us and telling our story so warm-hearted.

Photo: Sabina Olsson

The magazine is now available in a store near you and please don't hesitate contacting us if you have any thoughts about Roger's article on us.

The article can also be downloaded as a pdf by clicking HERE.

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Edge Tool Maintenance - Vapentidningen No.4 - 2018

A subject close to my heart is edge tool maintenance and I hope more people will learn about taking care of their edge tools. When maintaining your knife and axe you build a nice bond between yourself and the tool. It's a nice feeling when your tool becomes an extension of your hand, and the hand an extension of your knowledge. To get this connection you need to spend lots of time together with your tool of choice. To enable this time spent you need to maintain your tool for it to last. With maintenance I mean; sharpening, cleaning and oiling. Just like the Musician an his instrument; you get better with your tool the more time you spend practicing. And if maintained correctly; the tool will produce better results. Another nice thing about taking care of your tools is the pleasant effects on the environment when enabling a long term ownership of the tool.

Inside the latest issue of Vapentidningen, No.4 - 2018, you can read my latest mag article on edge tool maintenance, focusing on sharpening your knife using a bench stone. I hope you'll find the article interesting and useful. Please don't hesitate contacting us if you have any questions regarding edge tools or their maintenance.

Other nice articles inside the same mag; Testing 8 different rifle kits (Johan Ljungné), CZ P-10 C (Henrik Kalling) and CZ 550 Safari Classics II (Johan Ljungné).

To see my other articles published inside the Vapentidningen; click HERE.
You can also order old mags or articles via the Vapentidningen website; click HERE.

If you want to learn more about edge tools and maintenance; please check out Jonas Vildmark's courses on the subject by clicking HERE.

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Sparrowhawk strikes Jackdaw

Today I got to witness a powerful yet natural incident when a Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) hunted down a Jackdaw (Coloeus monedula).

I was sitting in my kitchen and all off a sudden I hear the birds outside getting real upset. Looking out the window I could see a male Sparrowhawk just hit a big Jackdaw. Both the fellow Jackdaws and the fellow Magpies (Pica pica) tried to scare the raptor off to help their friend. But after a couple of minutes the Jackdaw was dead and the Sparrowhawk flew of with his prey. Impressive to see a small Sparrowhawk taking on such a big Jackdaw as it's more common for the Sparrowhawk to catch smaller birds.

The Sparrowhawk usually leave Sweden for warmer countries during Winter, to be back in March-April to lay their eggs around May-June. Today there is about 15 000 - 20 000 nesting Sparrowhawk couples in Sweden. This hawk together with his partner is probably preparing for laying their eggs in the nest.

Below you can see my footage. I grabbed my phone to record the event and all is happening in real time. Sensitive viewers be warned; contains graphic but natural footage.

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Fällkniven F1 Pro - Vapentidningen No.3 - 2018

Inside the latest issue of the Vapentidningen you'll find my mag article on the Fällkniven F1 Pro.
The Pro series is a additional development of the manufacturer's so called Survival Knife models; F1, S1 and A1. The Pro versions of the knives are even more sturdy built featuring; a thicker blade made of laminate cobalt steel, a stainless steel finger guard and a new zytel sheath. And all the above is delivered in a shock-resistant and water-proof box also containing a  DC4 whetstone.

Other interesting articles inside the same magazine is for instance; Colt Gold Cup Trophy (Henrik Kalling), Big silencer test (Arild Støen, Erlend Gravningsmyhr) and Browning X-Bolt SF MDT HS3 Chassis FDE (Erland Gunnarsson).

We wish you pleasant reading.

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Bushcraft & Survival in Kolarbyn

In a collaboration between Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge and Jonas Vildmark we offer you a 3-day experience and a course in Bushcraft and Survival. These are two different subjects that may well go hand in hand when you find yourself in an unexpected survival situation. Bushcraft skills can help you in a extreme survival situation in the woods. In this course, besides defining these two subjects, we also cover the basics of; fire, water and shelter, together with the psychological and physical factors of Survival.

Photo: Marcus Jonson, kolarbyn.se

Day 1 - Check in at the reception of Kolarbyn 14.00. A host will meet and greet to show you around the lodge site. The night will be spent inside one of the charcoal huts in Kolarbyn
Day 2 - Theory and practice out in the deep woods of Bergslagen, together with an experienced Instructor. You have the possibility to spend the night inside the emergency shelter you will build during the day
Day 3 - Breakfast, summarizing and finish inside the Kolarbyn

Dates during 2018
June 1st-3rd
September 4th-6th

From 3270 SEK (including VAT)

More info and booking
We recommend you bring; sturdy and warm clothes for all weather, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, head lamp with extra batteries, filled water bottle, steel container to boil water over open fire, note materials and snacks. When the mosquitoes are active it's also wise to use long sleeves and bring repellent or net.
For more detailed information and booking your spot; please visit the Kolarbyn website by clicking HERE.

You can also follow each course via Facebook; click HERE.

Welcome to the magic forests of Bergslagen Sweden!

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Family Bushcraft

Bushcraft, the old-school skills of being outdoors using basic knowledge about fire-making, whittling your own tools, building your camp, reading nature and much more. Bushcrafting is a memorable way to experience the Swedish outdoors together with your family. Join us around the campfire, relax and learn the basics of making fire and using edge tools properly. This package gives you two nights' stay in Baggå skola B&B and a five-hour experience/course that takes place at Jonas Vildmark Bushcraft Center in Riddarhyttan, Sweden. This is a family-friendly adventure with cozy lodging as well as an opportunity to learn fire-lighting techniques and take home your self carved item from green wood.

About Jonas Vildmark & Baggå skola
Since 2009 Jonas Vildmark (Jonas Wilderness) has offered training, skills courses and events in the arts of Bushcraft and Survival. Jonas Landolsi has inspired many with his knowledge and experience of living in the wild. Together with his wife Therese, Jonas leads courses throughout Sweden focusing on basic outdoor skills like Woodcraft, Hunting and Forest Living.
Baggå skola was built in 1884 as a school house for the village children. Today it's a bustling farm-to-table café and rustic Bed & Breakfast operated by Swedish-American duo Amy & Tomas. Stay in their unique and charming rooms (with shared bath) in the heart of the Swedish countryside. Nature, wildlife and creativity meet on this lively organic farm.

Family Buschcraft schedule (changes may occur)
•  Thursday afternoon/evening: Arrival & check in at Baggå skola
•  Thursday evening: Hearty soup with homemade bread is served with a choice of beverages in cozy Baggå skola
•  Friday 8.00-10.00: Buffet breakfast in Baggå skola café (homemade yoghurt, granola & bread, coffee, tea, juice)
•  Friday 11.00: Arrival at Jonas Vildmark Bushcraft Center, Riddarhyttan
•  Learn about the history and techniques of fire-making
•  Friday 12.00-13.00 Lunch: Vegetarian burrito, homemade chocolate chip cookie & juice box
•  Practice you fire making skills
•  Fika
•  Learn about whittling and how to use a knife, an axe and a saw in an efficient and safe way
•  Start creating your own item; perhaps a spoon or chop sticks carved from green wood
•  Friday 16.00: We wrap up the day by looking at the different carved objects we've created. If you're not finished yet; no worries - you can continue carving at home.
•  Friday Dinner: This one's up to you; check what's available at Baggå skola or ask us for suggestions in the region for other tasty options. (Why not join a moose safari in the evening where a meal is included?)
•  Saturday 11.00 Baggå skola check out

Dates during 2018 
July 19th-21st

Price (including VAT)
Adults 13 years and older : 1500 SEK per person
Children 6-12 years: 1200 SEK per person
Children 2-5 years: 900 SEK per person
Children 0-1 years: Free 

The price includes 
•  A family-oriented Bushcraft course focusing on fire-making, edge tools and whittling, led by an experienced Instructor
•  Rental tools for fire making and wood carving
•  Carving material
•  Fire material
•  Two night's lodging at Baggå skola (sheets & towels included)
•  Two buffet breakfasts at Baggå skola
•  One two-course meal & one to-go meal, including beverages 

Book your spot at Family Bushcraft by contacting Baggå skola; click HERE

We recommend that you bring warm and robust clothing and shoes for all kinds of weather. There is a distance of 15 km between your lodging in Baggå and the bushcraft activities in Riddarhyttan – we recommend a rental car or taxi. You'll find Taxi Skinnsberg by clicking HERE. f you wish to combine this activity with others in the area, check in with our partner WildSweden's schedules by clicking HERE.

Welcome to Bergslagen Sweden!

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