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Sauna:

The Finnish Sauna Society, lot of information about the Finnish traditional sauna culture.


Sauna Store, sauna accessories


Mondex Oy, soap-stone stoves. They look good and they work like hell!


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Sawo HeatOn stove. A perfect, all time ready stove for sauna perfectionists

We, like almost everyone in Finland, like to go to sauna. Before and after the gig, the sauna is one of the best places to relax and collect thoughts.

On hangover (which is pretty rare in our case ...) sauna gives you a good kick back to real life, so sauna is a "survival kit".

Finnish sauna is the place of a social communication, without any erotic or sexual tension, even people are there just naked. That's how it should be.


In Finland, 1500 years ago, the sauna was nothing more than a pile of rocks on the floor of the steam room. Hot embers from a fire were spread over this pile until the rocks were hot. Ashes were removed, and water was tossed upon them to produce steam ( "loyly" ). 
    There was often a window in between the sauna and the changing room (if there was a changing room), with a lantern in it for light.  The lantern couldn't be in the sauna (heat room), because the steam from the sauna wouldn't allow the fuel in the lantern to burn.
    In the latter 19th century, about the time of the Industrial Revolution, the steel "kiuas" came into being. This was a wood-burning stove with a large rock capacity to produce "loyly".  The "kiuas", and it's attached water heater, was used for hot water for the family before the advent of indoor plumbing. 
    The sauna was, and still is, a very important part of life for the Finnish.  It was usually the first structure to be built when a homestead was being developed.  It was a place for cleaning, bathing, curing meats, and also birthing children  because it was the only place with hot water.
    As technology progressed, the electric sauna heater came into use. It has all of the pleasures of a wood-fired sauna except one; the smell and smoke of a wood fire. It is fast, extremely efficient, and produces no by-products ( ash, dust or grime ), besides being more convenient.


"If sauna, tar and booze does not heal you, it'll be a death ahead"

 


Booze:

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Alko, a Finnish well of inspiration :-)


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What's that? Something to eat?

Haa, booze! That's what we try to avoid to the bitter end... and sometimes even success.

Booze makes your behaviour smooth and your breath fresh :-), but still, be careful with it!