Finland has this mandatory military service for men and voluntary for women. Some start it in summer, some in 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, especially if you end up there in the colder months. This group has some useful equipment that will make your army days a bit less gloomy in the winter blizzards and sleet storms.

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 winter

As we know, the Finnish winter is usually a tad chilly so if your gear is crappy, you might feel a bit cold. It is also dark as hell, so the conditions are a notch more exciting than in the summertime. 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. No need to trip on rocks or bump into trees anymore.
  • Reliable fire-starting equipment is vital to have when camping in the forest in winter.
  • High-quality Merino wool underwear and socks are worth bringing along. If you are heading northbound, these can be a bit thicker. 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.
  • Cobra Bore Cleaning System 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 1751 in the last two weeks.
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Original, 10-Pack Scho-ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Milk Chocolate, 10-Pack
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, 10-Pack
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, 10-Pack
26.99 USD 32.99 USD
Now available. Sold 220 in the last two weeks.
Kalakalle Smoked Salmon groats in tomato sauce, 235 g, canned
Kalakalle Smoked Salmon groats in tomato sauce, 235 g, canned
5.99 USD
Now available. Sold 76 in the last two weeks.
Kierto product
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Right, Brown Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Leather Sheath, Left, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Black Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon, w. Boltaron Sheath, Green Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel, w.o. Sheath
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 140, Carbon Steel
49.99 - 89.99 USD
Now available. Sold 69 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Black Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Khaki Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Off-white Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool, Orange
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Balaclava, Merino Wool
24.99 USD
Now available. Sold 110 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, 4-Pack
Särmä TST L1 Boxers, Merino Wool, 4-Pack
107.99 USD 119.99 USD
Now available. Sold 43 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
29.99 USD
Now available. Sold 112 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Boot Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Boot Socks, Merino Wool
19.99 USD
Now available. Sold 52 in the last two weeks.
Uni-Ball PowerTank RT SN-220 Ballpoint Pen, Black
Uni-Ball PowerTank RT SN-220 Ballpoint Pen, Black
3.99 USD
Now available. Sold 81 in the last two weeks.
Kalakalle Ham Cock, 182 g, canned
Kalakalle Ham Cock, 182 g, canned
5.99 USD
Now available. Sold 51 in the last two weeks.
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Original, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Five Peppers, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Mild Habanero, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Hot Naga, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Smoked, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Garlic, 150 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Teriyaki, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 150 g
14.99 USD
Now available. Sold 108 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 neck tube, merino wool, green Särmä TST L1 neck tube, merino wool, black Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool, Khaki
Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Neck Tube, Merino Wool
15.99 USD
Now available. Sold 37 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
39.99 USD
Now available. Sold 94 in the last two weeks.
Särmä Merino Wool Socks
Särmä Merino Wool Socks
9.99 - 12.99 USD 12.99 USD
Now available. Sold 277 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, 3-Pack
Särmä TST L1 T-shirt, Merino Wool, 3-Pack
107.99 USD 119.99 USD
Now available. Sold 21 in the last two weeks.
Casio F-91W-1YEG
Casio F-91W-1YEG
29.99 USD
Now available. Sold 58 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
Särmä TST waterproof notebook
9.99 USD
Now available. Sold 55 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Turtleneck Shirt, Merino Wool
69.99 USD
Now available. Sold 23 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Long Johns, Merino Wool
44.99 USD
Now available. Sold 11 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST FDF Morale Patch
Särmä TST FDF Morale Patch
4.99 USD
Now available. Sold 43 in the last two weeks.
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Original, 50 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Five Peppers, 50 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Mild Habanero, 50 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Hot Naga, 50 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Smoked, 50 g Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky Garlic, 50 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 50 g
Kuivalihakundi Beef Jerky, 50 g
5.99 USD
Now available. Sold 124 in the last two weeks.
Tactical Foodpack Freeze-Dried Cookie Balls
Tactical Foodpack Freeze-Dried Cookie Balls
4.99 USD
Now available. Sold 31 in the last two weeks.
Kalakalle Grain-fed Pork, 235 g, canned
Kalakalle Grain-fed Pork, 235 g, canned
5.99 USD
Now available. Sold 35 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Black Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool, Khaki
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L1 Liner Gloves, Merino Wool
26.99 USD
Now available. Sold 23 in the last two weeks.
Petzl Aria 1 RGB headlamp, Camo Petzl Aria 1 RGB headlamp, Black
Petzl Aria 1 RGB headlamp
Petzl Aria 1 RGB headlamp
39.99 USD
Now available. Sold 30 in the last two weeks.
Tactical Foodpack Freeze-Dried Apple Chips
Tactical Foodpack Freeze-Dried Apple Chips
3.99 USD
Now available. Sold 8 in the last two weeks.
Casio W-800H-1AVES
Casio W-800H-1AVES
41.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock. Sold 10 in the last two weeks.
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Green Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool, Black
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool
Särmä TST L2 Long Johns, Merino Wool
59.99 USD
Now available. Sold 13 in the last two weeks.
Jalas FX2 insoles
Jalas FX2 insoles
24.99 USD
Now available. Sold 40 in the last two weeks.
Casio W-202-1AVEF
Casio W-202-1AVEF
39.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Salomon Toundra Forces CSWP
Salomon Toundra Forces CSWP
199.99 USD
Now available. Sold 4 in the last two weeks.
Casio G-Shock DW-5600UE-1VER
Casio G-Shock DW-5600UE-1VER
129.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Hoppes Boresnake
Hoppe's Boresnake
17.99 USD
Now available. Discontinued product.
Clenzoil Cobra Bore Cleaning System
Clenzoil Cobra Bore Cleaning System
15.99 USD
Now available.
Light My Fire FireSteel Bio Army
Light My Fire FireSteel Bio Army
17.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Light My Fire Spork Titanium
Light My Fire Spork Titanium
18.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch, 165 Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch, 347 Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch, 255
Särmä TST Ohi On Morale Patch
Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch
1.99 USD 4.99 USD
Now available. Discontinued product. Sold 10 in the last two weeks.
Casio AE-1500WH-1AVEF
Casio AE-1500WH-1AVEF
49.99 USD
Temporarily out of stock.
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
1.99 - 4.99 USD 4.99 USD
Now available. Sold 352 in the last two weeks.
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