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I’ll be a wilderness/nature guide when I grow up. I’m studying along with the day job in Jämsä Educational Consortium.

Wilderness and nature guide degree

Wilderness and nature guide degree is formed from five parts.

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Would you like to take part in a guided mini hike?

Do you feel like a hike in the fells with your kids or friends sounds too risky?

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All those tweeters look alike

Part of my wilderness guide studies is knowing your nature stuff. Obviously.

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Safety in the travel business

There’s a few card tricks involved in my studies. They offer us a variety of different certificates because this countryi isn’t anything if not one of certificates.

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Experiences out of circumstances on Ye Olde 5, part 1

Ye Olde 5 is the new Southern Konnevesi. At least as far as we’re concerned after realizing Konnevesi lakes were still completely frozen over. Plans change, you know.

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On free waters

A false sense of security.

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Fetch a stretcher!

The Finnish Red Cross turns 140 years today. The theme for the following week will be “Know how to help”.

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Birdwatching is the best!

I never even suspected it would be boring.

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The trials of Salamajärvi National Park

Last week I took part in a school winter hike in Salamajärvi National Park.

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Chirpy chirp!

I swear I’m going to lose my mind. All these little birds sound exactly the same!

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Tenting in front of a snowblower

How does one pitch a tent in a 33 meters per second wind? And how does one try this out in Jämsä?

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When Wilderness Jack lost his footing

Winter camping has always had an unpleasant undertone and more than once I’ve woken up in a cold lean-to or a frosty tent thinking “wow, this is one rude awakening but I suppose it comes with the territory.”

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