Sunday, August 2, 2015

Came back this morning from a one night backpacking trip. I tested two new purchases. The Swedish Bacho Laplander saw and the Hultafors Classic camping axe. The axe is very lightweight roughly 1.25 lbs and about 10" in length. It's great for carving or light campfire duties. The saw is awesome with a safety mechanism in form of a button. High quality Swedish steel and it's twice as fast in cutting as my previous saw Coghlan. The blade is very stable and has no give to speak of. Both items are very high quality from Sweden and will last a long time if taken proper care of.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hensley Settlement, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

The Hensley Settlement on top of Cumberland Mountain in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in KY. November 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

South Holston River, TN October 8, 2011

Landing a 14" South Holston Brown right after I lost a bigger one.
Photo: N. White

Southeast's Best Fly Fishing by James Buice

The Southeast's Best Fly Fishing Southeast's Best Fly Fishing, by James Buice is absolutely the best book on the subject if you are new to to area or just want to visit. It's also good as entertainment for all of you who already own a lot of the books dealing with this area. It has superb photos and a lot of detailed access information as well as fly recipes etc. Highly recommended.

Karin Alvtegen " En Sannolik Historia"

Karin Alvtegen's latest "A probable story" is probably her best ever. It's a departure from her usual psychological thrillers with murders and deceit. This time is family drama but not in the conventional sense. It's a suspense of a different order. It makes you think about your life and circumstances and yes for many readers, it will be a look in the mirror. Highly recommended. Her earlier books are out in English but I'm not sure if this one is translated yet. Highly recommended reading.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Karelia Vacation: Aug/Sept 2011

Koli National Park Northern Karelia, Finland. View overlooking lake Pielinen.

Grayling from Ruuna River, Northern Karelia, Finland.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tiggy Ahlstedt 1997-2011

Bob Ahlstedt 1998-2010

Clyde Ahlstedt 1997-2010