Oct 07 2008

Too long since last time

Published by at 5:22 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

First of all, thank you all of you who has donated! I feel like I have neglected my responsibility towards you. My only excuse is that I’ve been very busy. Like here, picking sour cherries for my mother… hehe


In fact it’s been so long since last time I updated that I can’t remember everything that has happened. So I’ll just spend a little time summing things up.

Boring stuff first: I’ve been one short trip to the city and am back now for almost a week. I have other things I rather should have done, but nice to see the kids.

In August I arranged a 5 day trip with the students of the school I work part time at. We went 3 of the days eating nothing but berries and fish we caught. Not everybody was equally happy with that arrangement, but I think all went out of it with a new appreciation of food.


After that I put a lot of work into hunting caribou. This was my first season and I shot only one, but it gave me a lot of experience that I’ll need next year. The gun is required btw. No bowhunting is allowed in Norway unfortunately. The skin was simply unfolded on the poles in the lavvo to dry. The meat that wasn’t eaten fresh, was hung on strings to dry.


Lately the spawning trout is hitting the rivers with full force. Not coincidentally, Patrick McGlinchey from Backwoods Survival School and I ran the Veidemann course last week. I’ll make an in depth post about that soon.

Some scenery pictures:



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11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Too long since last time”

  1. Anonymouson 07 Oct 2008 at 10:07 pm

    good to see you are back
    just in time before the world collapses
    take care
    be safe

  2. sam_acwon 07 Oct 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Great to see you back posting, I always find it inspirational.

  3. Frank de Grooton 08 Oct 2008 at 12:17 am

    Are you planning to spend the winter there as well?

  4. Torjus Gaarenon 08 Oct 2008 at 11:29 am

    Thanks guys


    Yes, I’m spending the winter there too. The move back home was permanent.

  5. Anonymouson 08 Oct 2008 at 9:01 pm

    any progress on the earthlodge?
    very curious to see if you managed to make it
    and finish it before winter sets in

  6. Torjus Gaarenon 08 Oct 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Earth lodge is not going on schedule, but I’m not concerned, I can live in my tipi all winter if need be.

    Answer to that problem is: A good sleeping bag and loads of firewood.

  7. Pabloon 10 Oct 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Great to see you back Torjus. And yes you have been neglecting us 😉

  8. Glendaon 17 Oct 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Torjus!
    Thank you for everything… it has been a great experience!
    I’ll send you some of the photos we made during your course…
    We all hope to see you as soon as possible!!!

    Glenda (Italy)

  9. Ivoon 23 Oct 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Torjus!
    Nice to read you on the web 😉
    It was a interesting experience!
    Hope to see you again in a nearly future!
    Thanks for all your kindly help and curious informations!
    Ivo (Italy – Veidemann course)

  10. Jonathanon 07 Nov 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Hey Torjus!

    Hope to see more posts soon and hopefully catch you on msn, its been a long time since i spoke to you! Would be nice to catch up!

  11. Anonymouson 19 Nov 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Say Torjus,
    did you freeze in your lavvo?
    we miss your posts man
    keep us updated

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