Thank you for your insightful words everyone, most appreciated!
I've managed to collect some outdoors equipment over the years, was mostly looking for a brewing vessel - should have been more clear on that. Norway is about 45% mountains/plains and 40% woods IIRC, leaving about 15% for water, agriculture and habitation. A lot of beautiful nature, and hiking, fishing etc is very popular. In part, I guess, because it costs you $10+ for a beer if you go to a bar instead.
bagua7 wrote:How about celadon? Very sturdy material...you basically need to drop it down a cliff to break one of those.
Very nice, exactly the kind of thing I need! Thanks for the tip. My plan is to leave it at the farm for my next visit, or in case some other visitor happens to like tea.
茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:As far as gear goes, I noticed after numerous mountain pours, that a thicker walled vessel brews better outdoors due to wind convection heat loss (this is why I'd be concerned with a titanium gaiwan; titanium cools very quickly).
I'm a bit worried about that too, but I requested a price anyway -- it's so shiny! More likely going to get the celadon. Thanks for sharing your photos, setups are very beautiful, and with the surroundings it looks magical!
MEversbergII wrote:No idea how long you'll be out. [...]
About 10 days total; but some of them at the farm helping with maintenance work. Hoping to get a two-day trek not counting the return trip there. I would love to stay longer, but I'm just a month into starting a company and with the rate of tea(ware) accumulation around here, I doubt I can afford it
Luckily some equipment has found its way up over the years, plastic and some ceramics, and miraculously a "dual" gas stove that some enterprising soul brought up there in the 80s, judging by its look. Brewing will be comfortable there for sure; crystal clear mountain water right outside the door and a 100+ years old cast iron kettle to boil it in.
Getting late here, and I'm dreaming already, so g'night
Thanks again for input!