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Jaakko "Korpi-Jaakko" Heikka  Professional wilderness guide and diehard outdoor enthusiast with a special interest for backpacking, packrafting and arctic expeditions.

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Lunch today: grilled #vegan #scallops (and bellpepper and moose). They are not actual scallops but feets of the boletus mushroom soaked in brine overnight (2-3% salt solution), cut into discs and grilled/seared. Really tasty!
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#lunch #lunchbreak #food #foodfromthewild #mushrooms #boletusedulis #boletus #grill #grilled #bbq #barbeque #recipe #herkkutatti #sieni #kampasimpukka #vege #vegaaninen

The boletus would've been enough work for the day but then this happened! Luckily I ran out of daylight before finding more... 😆 Chantarelles (Cantharellus cibarius) can dry overnight before cleaning. The yellow swamps (Russula clarofala) don't do well with long storage so I boiled them right away. Tomorrow I'll grind them into paste for mushrooms "burgers", etc.
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#mushrooms #mushroom #swamps #swamp #chanterelles #chanterelle #cantharelluscibarius #russulaclaroflava #foraging #gathering #huntergatherer #nature #livingwiththeland #mushroommadness #kanttarelli #keltahapero #sieni #sienestys #livingthedream #finland #survival #realbushcraft #catchoftheday

The madness is on! Loads of quality boletus mushrooms (Boletus edulis) in the woods. The dehydrator is working overtime and I'll need more coffee... 😆
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#mushroom #mushrooms #boletus #boletusedulis #pennybun #treat #nature #foraging #huntergatherer #gathering #goodlife #livingwiththeland #dehydrator #fooddehydrator #preserved #preserving #finland #herkkutatti #keräilytalous

An unexpected bonus from a crayfishtrap this morning! Looks like #burbot (Lota lota) soup for lunch and a skin for barktanning test. Nature keeps on providing. 😊
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#fish #fishing #made #matikka #fishsoup #fishskin #tanning #barktan #crayfish #nature #saimaa #finland #countrylife #goodlife #huntergatherer #livingwiththeland #ravustus #bonus #catchoftheday

Second batch of #rhubarb juice/lemonade from a week ago. Came out with really nice colour! Needed something to drink before the blackcurrants are ripe. 😊
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#juice #lemonade #blackcurrant #gardening #garden #homestead #homesteading #livingwiththeland #livingoftheland #goodlife #countryside #countrylife #dreamsofselfsufficiency

Colourful #packrafts at river Kymijoki yesterday after an overnight paddling adventure with rapids, swims, foraging, a storm and generally good times! 😊
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#packraft #packrafting #thisispackrafting #river #whitewater #paddle #paddling #outdoor #outdoors #adventure #nature #summer #kymijoki #finland #guiding #nothatingmyjob #muchbetteradventures @anfibiopackrafting @alpacka_raft @muchbetterski

Good #morning! The storm has passed and the #coffee is ready!

#fire #campfire #camping #goodlife #outdoors

Sauna, dip in the river #Kymijoki, barbeque by the shore and a cold beer. Not a bad way to start a weekend... working. 😆
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#guiding #guidelife #packraft #packrafting #paddling #river #whitewater #fire #campfire #barbeque #summernights #summernight ##finland #visitfinland #thisisfinland #sauna #beer #relax #relaxing

Pickeled baby #chanterelles (Cantharellus sibarius) from last week. A small test patch. Tasty and cute, but I prefer my chanterelles fried. For pickles I prefer Albatrellus ovinus (lampaankääpä in Finnish), which is also delicious when fried in butter or oil.
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#chanterelle #kanttarelli #keltavahvero #mushroom #mushrooms #foraging #silenthunting #cooking #chef #homesteading #preserved #canned #pickled #pickle #vinegar #huntergatherer #goodlife #countrylife #livingwiththeland

A week ago I finally smoked the buckskins I've been working on this summer. Three roadkill roe deer hides turned into beautiful leather. I think I just need one more to make pants or shirt for myself...
1) The little smoke house I borrowed for the project. (Kiitos Kake!)
2) Some punky grey alder (Alnus incana) I used for smoking. The temperature howered around +45°C the whole time.
3) Before and after. On the right my first ever ready buckskin! 😄
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#buckskin #leather #tanning #braintan #braintanning #smoke #smoking #roedeer #punkywood #alder #bushcraft #handcraft #handcrafted #smoker #smokehouse #primitive #traditional #leatherwork #diy #myog #goodlife #nahka #käsityö #perinnetyöt #puskatemppu

I love the summer rain. Especially the heavy downpours. But only when I'm under a roof, a canvas or a spruce tree. I just sit and admire the rain, maybe reaching my hand out at times to feel the rain. 😊💙💧
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#summer #rain #weather #nature #natureaddict #naturelovers #sunshine #countryside #finland #kesäsää #suomenkesä #sataasataaropisee

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