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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 www.nordkanot.se så kan du se hela vårt program på Nordmarkens Kanot Center. You can find our English partner on www.nordmarkencanoeuk.co.uk We are also on FACEBOOK print Nordmarken Kanot AB

måndag 17 april 2017

Gone Fishing


Ice is gone several weeks ago. I few canoers has been on tour. The best news is that fishing for Lake Trout and Salmon and some Rainbow trout is on top. We still have some free periods free on our fishing hot BOCKUDDEN, good for 6 person and with a fishing boat in the price. So right now a group of 6 people pay 1000:- per person for a full fishing week. Shorter time you pay 1.300 for the house per night= 24h. Just call and we will make your reservation for a good fishing adventure.
 

fredag 31 mars 2017

Nytt fenomen


För vi som bor i skogsregionerna och till stor del eldar med ved, så är det ju en hel del arbete. Fälla träd under vintern, köra hem, såga och klyva, låta torka i vårsolen för att senare stapla i vedbod eller utomhus, oftast för en del tyvärr med diverse plåtar och gamla presenningar. USH !
Under hösten fick jag reda på ett ganska lite känt fenomen. Detta har man tidigare, bland nybyggarna i Nord Amerika, lärt av indianer och är numera bekräftas av Smithsonian Institutet i Washington.
Så här gör man. Under senhösten samlar man nedfall grankottar. Tar dessa inomhus, gärna i närheten av en värmekälla. När de är torra till ca 98% doppar man dessa i en blandning av följande:
 
! liter 3% Värmlands mjölk. 1 liter apelsinjuice och en flaska amerikansk 75 cl. Bourbon whiskey.

Slå blandningen i en större hink, lägg i de torra kottarna och vänta några dagar innan de tas upp. De har då blivit mycket stora och efter torkning utgör de ett perfekt bränsle. 4-5 kottar som läggs in i kaminen under kvällen är fortfarande i glöd på morgonen dagen efter.

På bilden syns dels nyligen, mindre kottar som har torkat, och så några stora som varit i blandningen under ett par dagar och som jag i dag skall bruka som ersättnings ved.

Så numera vid Nordmarkens Kanot Center kommer vi att i fortsättningen endast att elda med denna nya typ av kottar.  Vi provstartar i större skala i dag den 1 April.

 

 

 

fredag 10 mars 2017

Belgian TV in Nordmarken


After five days and nights the Survival programme for Lecter Media N.V. from Belgium came to an end this late afternoon. The six people crew, and the two celebrities finely came to Nordmarken Canoe Center and a warm fire and some nice food was waiting for them.
It has been nice to see that the group didn’t took any shortcuts and they have been sleeping under a large rock or cave and one night almost under a pine. A 22 meter repelling from a cliff was the last test and in fine sun at was Ok even if the two participants was a bit hungry and tired.



Good PR for Värmland
Deep respect from me for the team and the two “survives” and the guide that took care of security.

 

torsdag 16 februari 2017

Back again.


So far this winter there has been no problem for the Deer to find food. But this morning a young buck came just outside my office feeding on what we have for the Birds. Nice to have them back again and I do hope more snow will come real soon.

onsdag 8 februari 2017

Long time ago, but still working.

















About 40 years ago we bought a new Macfie canoe made from Morten Gedda in his workshop near Alingsås in Sweden. Our two sons Kim and Peter wanted to make a test and see how the Macfie canoe behaves in rough water. They start paddling in the canoe bay and out on Västra Silen. I was waiting on the shore with my camera and after a while they was paddling in high speed following large waves almost like surfing. The Macfie canoe was very good and only a little bit of water came into the canoe. That is the advantage with The Macfie canoes, the shape is so good that that the canoe follow the waves excellent. We still have some Wooden Macfie Canoe at Nordmarken Canoe Center and we use them sometimes for private tours.














 

måndag 6 februari 2017

 I´m joking again. This photo is some years old. Today 6th of February we don’t have any is on Västra Silen. So feel free to hire a canoe for a tour.
The next days there will be cold weather in Nordmarken so I’m hoping for some fine ice so we can go winter fishing in the end of the week.

tisdag 24 januari 2017

Smoke signal from Nordmarken

It´s not normal out there. We don’t have any winter now. There is time to do something else. Right now some guests are booking canoes for the summer, some reser...vation on our wilderness house Bockudden and international contacts with agencies who want to make reservation for the coming period. We even got an early booking with one of the large Montreal canoes.
I got time now to do experiment for coming programme at the WEISS training our International Survival training and some prepping. Today I used some left over small candles, let them melt down carefully and then dip coons from pine trees into the warm stearin. I even put some larger coons at one end. Now I got some very fine “Firestarter” for the winter coming, I hope.
I saw some advertising with 9 coons in a paper box for a price of 189:- SEK. So if some want to bay just tell me and you can have a very love price 1:- SEK per coon (No that’s a joke) I will keep them for myself. It works just fine to light a fire.