Finland has this mandatory military service for men and voluntary for women. Some start it in the summer, some in the winter. The army of course gives you everything the army thinks you need to survive. However, if you want to thrive there, you might want to bring along some extra gear, even if you end up there in the warm summer months. This group has some useful items that will enhance your army summer camp experience.

If you are looking for something to give to someone who is about to enter the Finnish military service but don’t know what would be the best thing to have, how about a Varusteleka gift card. That way they will surely get exactly what they need.

Thrive in the Finnish army in the summer

As we know, the Finnish summer can get hot but is also quite short: the nights get longer and colder soon and that's when you spend more time in the field. This group has just a few suggestions, so you should look into our product groups in more detailed manner. There might be some good stuff there, too.

  • Puukko is the basic tool of every Finnish soldier.
  • Flashlights and headlamps with adjustable illumination and preferably the red light. A camouflaged tent in the shade is rather dark even during the day.
  • Reliable fire-starting equipment is vital to have during any season.
  • High-quality Merino wool underwear and socks are worth bringing along. In the summer, the thin L1 variants are a swell choice. Merino wool is pleasant to wear and it won’t start stinking that easily. Airing them out is usually enough.
  • Some yummy food that gives you a lot of energy is also good to have with you. For example beef jerky and chocolate with caffeine are worth their weight in gold on long camps and drills.
  • Boresnake is just the thing you want for cleaning your gun and drying it. Forget the old crap that is traditionally used. This is a lot handier.
Product groups
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Original Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Milk Chocolate
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
3.99 USD
Now available. Sold 1936 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Brown Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Left, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Green Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel,  w.o. Sheath
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110, Carbon Steel
44.99 - 84.99 USD
Now available. Sold 127 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST Boot Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä TST Boot Socks, Merino Wool
19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 230 in the last two weeks.
Särmä Light Merino Socks
Särmä Light Merino Socks
12.99 USD
Now available. Sold 321 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool
19.99 - 29.99 USD 29.99 USD
Now available. Sold 53 in the last two weeks.
Mil-Tec Elastic Pant Blousers, 2-Pack
Mil-Tec Elastic Pant Blousers, 2-Pack
2.99 USD
Now available. Sold 260 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
9.99 USD
Now available. Sold 108 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST Finnish M05 rank insignia, full Color Särmä TST Finnish M05 rank insignia, Subdued Green Särmä TST Finnish M05 rank insignia, Subdued Desert
Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia
Särmä TST Finnish M05 Rank Insignia
4.99 USD
Now available. Sold 662 in the last two weeks.
Original BUFF M05 Neck Tube, M05 Winter Camo Original BUFF M05 Neck Tube, M05 Woodland Camo Original BUFF M05 Neck Tube, M05 Snow Camo
Original BUFF M05 Neck Tube
Original BUFF M05 Neck Tube
15.99 USD
Now available. Sold 70 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Särmä TST Organizer pocket, green Särmä TST Organizer pocket, black
Särmä TST Organizer pocket
Särmä TST Organizer pocket
34.99 USD
Now available. Sold 53 in the last two weeks.
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Original, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Five Peppers, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Hot Naga, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Smoked, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
14.99 USD
Now available. Sold 94 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Suunto A-10 NH Compass
Suunto A-10 NH Compass
19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 19 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S, M05 Woodland Camo Särmä TST General purpose pouch Zip S, green Särmä TST General purpose pouch Zip S, black
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S
Särmä TST General Purpose Pouch Zip S
34.99 USD
Now available. Sold 25 in the last two weeks.
Hoppes Boresnake
Hoppe's Boresnake
17.99 - 19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 18 in the last two weeks.
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves, Black Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves, Coyote
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves
Mechanix Specialty Vent Gloves
29.99 - 32.99 USD
Now available. Sold 16 in the last two weeks.
Fenix E12 V2.0 flashlight
Fenix E12 V2.0 flashlight
34.99 USD
Now available. Sold 4 in the last two weeks.
Fenix HM65R Särmä TST Headlamp
Fenix HM65R Särmä TST Headlamp
109.99 USD
Now available. Sold 29 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Gerber Dime multitool
Gerber Dime multitool
29.99 USD
Now available. Sold 5 in the last two weeks.
Princeton Tec Fred headlamp, green Princeton Tec Fred headlamp, black
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp, 200 lm
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp, 200 lm
35.99 USD
Now available. Sold 10 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool
36.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Dutch Flight Gloves, Leather/Nomex, Khaki, Surplus
Dutch Flight Gloves, Leather/Nomex, Surplus
Dutch Flight Gloves, Leather/Nomex, Surplus
14.99 - 19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 3 in the last two weeks.
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