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Re: norway

Posted: March 28th, 2021, 6:01 pm
by bearish
This is very much to the point of the Norwegian cabin culture in general, but fails to capture the special aspect of its importance at Easter (that 10 day vacation starting the Friday before Palm Sunday).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ua1FAlHt_Ys

Re: norway

Posted: March 28th, 2021, 6:33 pm
by Cuchulainn
Spaghetti?

Re: norway

Posted: March 28th, 2021, 6:59 pm
by bearish
Traditionally served with ketchup. And, it should go without saying, potatoes.

Re: norway

Posted: March 28th, 2021, 7:00 pm
by katastrofa
I don't think madhytters pose so much risk. They were ordered certain precautions (shopping in their local area instead of small town shops, limiting contacts to the close ones, etc.). People need to relax and enjoy their lives, otherwise the situation will impact their health more than Covid.

My father had an urgent heart surgery some time ago. The lockdown increased the risk of dying after the procedure in his demographic group by 30%. Still I was lucky, but many people lost their loved ones because of cancelled, delayed or substandard procedures. I know it will sound egoistic, but I was and still am a bundle of stress because of the situation. The lockdown policy debate is chillingly narrowminded - dominated by epidemiology experts who don't see the economic, social, educational, ethical or even public health aspects of the crisis. Not a single epidemiological study steering the policy interventions considered them. The costs are huge and will be tremendous in the longterm.

Anyway, some relax today, such as crossing the lake on skiis :-)

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 7:20 am
by Cuchulainn
Traditionally served with ketchup. And, it should go without saying, potatoes.
Ketchup? yukkes
BTW do you have to pay a standing electricity bill for cabins all year round even if no electricity?

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 11:25 am
by bearish
Traditionally served with ketchup. And, it should go without saying, potatoes.
Ketchup? yukkes
BTW do you have to pay a standing electricity bill for cabins all year round even if no electricity?
No, that’s a weird idea.

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 12:20 pm
by Cuchulainn
Traditionally served with ketchup. And, it should go without saying, potatoes.
Ketchup? yukkes
BTW do you have to pay a standing electricity bill for cabins all year round even if no electricity?
No, that’s a weird idea.
So who pays for the upkeep of all those remote electricity lines?

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 12:34 pm
by ExSan
Better times will come, descuida ;-)
Skiing with a dog is also very popular here. I tried it today. I was doing the dog part.
"Better times will come, descuida ;-)"  
I hope so. I am updating my bucket list, now it has more entries

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 12:42 pm
by bearish


Ketchup? yukkes
BTW do you have to pay a standing electricity bill for cabins all year round even if no electricity?
No, that’s a weird idea.
So who pays for the upkeep of all those remote electricity lines?

What lines? A proper cabin is nowhere close to a power line.

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 3:56 pm
by Cuchulainn


No, that’s a weird idea.
So who pays for the upkeep of all those remote electricity lines?

What lines? A proper cabin is nowhere close to a power line.
Don't tell me, batteries? Reminds me of my family flax farm of the 60s.

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 4:41 pm
by bearish


So who pays for the upkeep of all those remote electricity lines?

What lines? A proper cabin is nowhere close to a power line.
Don't tell me, batteries? Reminds me of my family flax farm of the 60s.

I’m afraid you’re not getting the whole cabin concept. Next thing, you’ll be inquiring about plumbing!

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 4:56 pm
by Cuchulainn



What lines? A proper cabin is nowhere close to a power line.
Don't tell me, batteries? Reminds me of my family flax farm of the 60s.

I’m afraid you’re not getting the whole cabin concept. Next thing, you’ll be inquiring about plumbing!
Oh no, not one of those chemical toilets?
What do you do for water supply?

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 5:33 pm
by bearish
There is usually a lake or (better) a creek involved. One family cabin that I spent a lot of time in had access to a nice spring, although said access involved rowing across the lake and hiking up a pretty steep hill, but at least the water pail was light going uphill.

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 6:39 pm
by Cuchulainn
Are there nettles there?

"that 10 day vacation starting the Friday before Palm Sunday"
After 10 days that hill will be steep and slippery..

Re: norway

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 7:11 pm
by bearish
Nettles would not be an issue during Easter, although that particular cabin has only really been used during summer. For the other three cabins my (slightly extended) family regularly had use of, obtaining water in the winter invariably involved making a hole in the ice, slightly larger than your typical ice fishing hole.