Retkellä ja kalassa yön yli – parasta!
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Retkellä ja kalassa yön yli – parasta!


Hi everyone! Summer is not quite over yet. It’s the 3rd of September, and the weather is still warm. Let’s head out again. We’ll set up our hammock by a lake, and see if we can catch any fish. We’ll make some food over an open fire, and enjoy some quality time in nature. Welcome along! This area is called the Riuttaskorpi recreational forest. It’s a small area in northern Pirkanmaa, located roughly between the Helvetinjärvi and Seitsemisen national parks. It’s made up of so-called multi-purpose forest. It’s not a protected area. It’s much quieter here, than at the nearby national parks. This is a very nostalgic place for me. When I was younger, I used to hang out here with certain friends. Back then, I was a total novice. I didn’t really know how to read a map, or such, and I didn’t have proper equipment of my own. We slept here in very cold temperatures, too. I combined two summer sleeping bags to keep warm. I used to take a regular pillow along with me, tied on top of my pack. We stayed at the different lean-tos in the area. This is the Suutarilankoski lean-to. I’ve spent many a night at this particular spot. I always liked sleeping on this side, My friends usually slept over there. I preferred lying this way, with my head at the open end. The others had their heads at the closed end. Right in front of the lean-to runs the Suutarila rapid. I don’t ever remember seeing it this dried up. I don’t ever remember seeing it this dried up. Normally, there’s a lot of water. There used to be an old mill situated here. Bog water…brown. It doesn’t smell, though, and it doesn’t taste bad, either. This old bridge is in such bad shape, This old bridge is in such bad shape, that it’s been closed off. We won’t be staying here for the night. We won’t be staying here for the night. I just wanted to visit this place for nostalgic reasons. I just wanted to visit this place for nostalgic reasons. It’s a nice place, with that small river running over there. It’s a nice place, with that small river running over there. It’s a nice place, with that small river running over there. We’ll be heading over to a nearby lake, instead. There’s a run-down old path, which has been closed off. There’s a run-down old path, which has been closed off. There’s a run-down old path, which has been closed off. There’s on old observation tower along the path. The duckboards along the route have been dismantled. The path has been closed off, but we’ll anyway be heading over there. This is unfortunately one of the areas in Finland, This is unfortunately one of the areas in Finland, which the Finnish Forestry Board (Metsähallitus) can’t afford to maintain anymore. It really is quite run-down… An entire log is missing here… An entire log is missing here… An entire log is missing here… These lower rungs have been sawed off, These lower rungs have been sawed off, no doubt to prevent people from climbing up. The wood is visibly rotten, so we won’t be going up there. The wood is visibly rotten, so we won’t be going up there. The wood is visibly rotten, so we won’t be going up there. I find deserted places intriguing. I find deserted places intriguing. This place used to see many visitors, This place used to see many visitors, but now it stands alone and deserted, slowly decomposing. What a lovely place! A lake, forest and blue sky…what more could we need? A lake, forest and blue sky…what more could we need? Here is the old fireplace along the closed-off path. Here is the old fireplace along the closed-off path. There’s still lots of wood in the woodshed, but the outhouse is locked up. but the outhouse is locked up. It won’t harm anyone if we use this old fireplace. It won’t harm anyone if we use this old fireplace. Better to use the firewood, than to let it rot away. Better to use the firewood, than to let it rot away. Better to use the firewood, than to let it rot away. I brought my own tools, since I didn’t know if there’d be any here. I brought my own tools, since I didn’t know if there’d be any here. There was an old hacksaw in the woodshed, but I prefer using my own handsaw, which is easier to use and more stable than a hacksaw. which is easier to use and more stable than a hacksaw. which is easier to use and more stable than a hacksaw. This is a tough piece of wood! Things are coming along nicely now! Let’s try our luck at some fishing. Let’s try our luck at some fishing. Let’s try our luck at some fishing. I’m using a small bait, to avoid catching something too large. I’m using a small bait, to avoid catching something too large. I caught a 90cm (35″) pike a while back, quite a monster! I caught a 90cm (35″) pike a while back, quite a monster! I caught a 90cm (35″) pike a while back, quite a monster! I’d rather catch a small to medium sized perch this time, thanks! I’d rather catch a small to medium sized perch this time, thanks! As soon as the sun went down, it got very cool. As soon as the sun went down, it got very cool. The season is clearly changing. We’ll be having beef burger patties, with mushroom sauce and potatoes. We’ll be having beef burger patties, with mushroom sauce and potatoes. Here I have some ground beef, some French onion soup, some French onion soup, some French onion soup, which we’ll only be using for flavouring, not as soup. which we’ll only be using for flavouring, not as soup. Then some mushroom soup, which I’ll make into a thick sauce. Then some mushroom soup, which I’ll make into a thick sauce. Then some mushroom soup, which I’ll make into a thick sauce. Then some mushroom soup, which I’ll make into a thick sauce. The potatoes I’ll just boil. The potatoes I’ll just boil. The potatoes are already boiling away. The potatoes are already boiling away. The potatoes are already boiling away. I’ll mix in about two spoons of onion soup with the beef. I’ll mix in about two spoons of onion soup with the beef. I’ll mix in about two spoons of onion soup with the beef. You need to mix it up a bit… You need to mix it up a bit… It’s really salty, so that should be enough. It’s really salty, so that should be enough. I also add a dash of water. I also add a dash of water. I also add a dash of water. Mix it well… Then you just shape the patties by hand. Then you just shape the patties by hand. We have three here. We have three here. When the patties are done, I add the mushroom soup. When the patties are done, I add the mushroom soup. When the patties are done, I add the mushroom soup. Sometimes, I make the sauce using the pot and water that I boiled the potatoes in. Sometimes, I make the sauce using the pot and water that I boiled the potatoes in. Sometimes, I make the sauce using the pot and water that I boiled the potatoes in. I never make the sauce separately, on its own. I never make the sauce separately, on its own. I never make the sauce separately, on its own. I never make the sauce separately, on its own. Another dash of water… When making the sauce in a frying pan, the oil and juice from the patties gets mixed in. When making the sauce in a frying pan, the oil and juice from the patties gets mixed in. When making the sauce in a frying pan, the oil and juice from the patties gets mixed in. And here it is! It’s really tasty and simple to make. Yum! It’s not my own recipe, though.. It’s not my own recipe, though.. It’s midnight now, and there’s a bright starry sky… It’s midnight now, and there’s a bright starry sky… Awesome! When I look at Otava (the Big Dipper), for some reason, I’m reminded of a line from the Kalevala (Finnish national epic): “The birthplace of the bear is on the shoulder of Otava” That’s quite epic. I’m not sure why. The birthplace of the bear is on the shoulder of Otava A small pike! Just the right size. A small pike! Just the right size. A small pike! Just the right size. I had to think hard about about the ethicality of fishing, before finally taking up fishing, myself. before finally taking up fishing, myself. I’ve seen some nasty consequences of fishing, like bits of fishing line, left in the water and on the beach…or tangled in trees. like bits of fishing line, left in the water and on the beach…or tangled in trees. like bits of fishing line, left in the water and on the beach…or tangled in trees. Not to mention the fishing hooks… I never really appreciated fishing. A small group of careless people can ruin the reputation of an entire activity. A small group of careless people can ruin the reputation of an entire activity. A small group of careless people can ruin the reputation of an entire activity. Food acquired from nature is, of course, the natural order of things. Food acquired from nature is, of course, the natural order of things. Food acquired from nature is, of course, the natural order of things. This fish lived a free life, unlike fish in breeding ponds. It depends on your point of view, what feels ethical to you. It’s easy to just buy vaccuum-packed food, without thinking of its origin. It’s easy to just buy vacuum-packed food, without thinking of its origin. It’s easy to just buy vacuum-packed food, without thinking of its origin. It’s easy to just buy vacuum-packed food, without thinking of its origin. I was comforted by the fact that one of Finland’s most stringent conservationists fishes. I was comforted by the fact that one of Finland’s most stringent conservationists fishes. I was comforted by the fact that one of Finland’s most stringent conservationists fishes. Surely that makes it ok! Surely that makes it ok! This really is good! Caught straight from the lake, prepared over an open fire. Not at all the same thing as preparing it in an oven. Butter melted on top… It’s time to head back home now. It was a good trip. I’m glad I came here. Summer is still lingering a bit. The arrival of Autumn will significantly change the nature of our trips. The arrival of Autumn will significantly change the nature of our trips. It’s been a great summer, no complaints. Except how I wish I’d have been able to take more trips! Except how I wish I’d have been able to take more trips! Except how I wish I’d have been able to take more trips! I want to thank you all for your feedback. I want to thank you all for your feedback. I want to thank you all for your feedback. I would probably not have made that many videos without your encouragement. I would probably not have made that many videos without your encouragement. I’d have made a few, just for the fun of it. But without your feedback this would not have continued for years, as it has now. But without your feedback this would not have continued for years, as it has now. But without your feedback this would not have continued for years, as it has now. It’s been almost exactly four years now, since I published my first YouTube video. It’s been almost exactly four years now, since I published my first YouTube video. It’s been almost exactly four years now, since I published my first YouTube video. In honour of that, perhaps I should make a Q&A video. In honour of that, perhaps I should make a Q&A video. It’s been been highly requested. So, send me your questions! Preferably questions related to being in nature, and such, since I’m not that eager to publicly share anything too personal. since I’m not that eager to publicly share anything too personal. since I’m not that eager to publicly share anything too personal. Ask me anything about my trips, or life in general. Ask me anything about my trips, or life in general. Ask me anything about my trips, or life in general. Post your questions in the comments section of this video. Post your questions in the comments section of this video. That’s all for now, thanks for your company! See you again in the next video!

39 Comments

  • Anneli Kemppainen

    Voisitko avata vähän riippumattoretkeilyä; sen hyvät ja huonot puolet sekä olennaiset erot esim.telttayöpymisiin. Mitä on huomioitava varustevalinnoissa (makuualusta, makuupussi) jne.

  • Noora Ko

    Kiitos näistä videoista! Muistuttaa siitä, kuinka kivaa retkeily voikaan olla ja että Suomessakin on tarpeeksi kivoja ja kiinnostavia matkailukohteita! 🙂

  • Jens Lundh

    Q&A
    1, Whats your favorite part of Finland and why? (Nature in mind)
    2, What brings you out to nature, share your thoughts!
    3, Do you think being in nature makes people more healthy in their minds?
    4, Im curious have you ever been hiking in Sweden? Where and what was your experience?
    Thanks for beatiful videos, you seem like a smart guy 👍
    //Jesse – Sweden

  • Kari Rautio

    Monesti miettinyt tuota tarppia. Kun kuitenkin suht' arvokas jos vertaa ns.kevytpeitteseen.Mikä siinä on se juttu ?
    Itse pidät riippumatosta ja tarppi yhdistelmästä. Olisko talvella joku Kota tyyppinen,minne pienen valkean saa, parempi ?
    Ikävää että MH hylkää tuollaisen.voisi olla mukava just tuollaiseen päivän tai vuorokauden pari retkeilyyn.Satilareppu ja yöpymisvarusteet,mahd.kalavehkeet.
    Tuollainen pieni kirves on kyllä näppärä,mutta jos kuitenkin pari astetta isompi.
    Oli sinulla joskus juttua siitä koirasta. Joko ollaan kohta esittelemässä ?

  • Sami

    Kiitos taas videosta!

    Q&A: Onko sulla jotain muuta "henkireikää" kuin retkeily ja luonnossa liikkuminen? Itselläni esimerkiksi musiikkiharrastus retkeilyn rinnalla, molemmat terapeuttisia omilla tavoillaan!

  • Edam Juusto

    Oletko perheellinen? Jos niin miten perhe suhtautuu pitkiin reissuihin?
    Mikä on elämän tarkoitus?:D
    Mitä muuta harrastat retkeilyn lisäksi?

  • Janne Blom

    Plenty of garbage at campsites here in Canada as well, on top of fishing line and bait cans/ bags etc. Imagine how our ancestors and other northern aboriginals survived finding enough food, especially in winter. Fish was probably a main food source. I fast and intermittent fast and often go for 1-2 day adventures without much or any food at all. Once your body adapts to it you don't get hungry for a while. I tried a few roasted grass hoppers on my last adventure. Great videos and good listening to try to keep my Finnish up.

  • jere heinä

    Kannattaa vaihtaa mieluummin kuitusiima vapaan lentää pidemmälle ja tuntuma paljon parempi ku ei veny nii kun muovi joku 0.13mm 4-7 kilon lujuudella ois aika passeli noihin pikku lipan heittelyihin, Kiitos videosta

  • Mikko Laakso

    Kiitos taas hyvästä videosta!
    Q&A:
    1. Seurailetko muiden retkeilijöiden youtube videoita?
    2. Jos kyllä, niin ketkä ovat suosikkejasi?
    3. Onko ollut koskaan ajatuksissa tehdä yhteisretki jonkun muun retkeily videoita tekevän kanssa ja tietysti kuvata se? Tietenkin olisi todella haasteellista kun on omat aikataulut ja muut, mutta itse olisin erittäin kiinnostunut nähdä kun esim. Ali ja Eetu(n völjyssä) tai Ali ja Reissussa kaveri tekisivät yhteisretken tai esim. juttutuokion..
    4. Sinulla näyttää olevan monia eri puukkoja käytössä, niin niistä pienet esittelyt?

  • Hoo Ässä

    Tervehdys Ali ja kiitos jälleen kerran upeasta videosta! Tiedän, että sinulta löytyy varustevideoita, mutta ehdotuksena: Voisitko tehdä "opetusvideon" aloittelijoille? Olen varma, etten ole ainoa kokematon luonnossa liikkuja, joka kanavaasi seuraa.

  • Luke Book

    Hyvä video. Tuosta Suutarilan koskesta näkyy hyvin, kuinka kuivaa on ollut pari kesää perätysten. Olet varmaan törmännyt vastaaviin ilmiöihin reissullasi. Mikä on vaikuttavin luonnonilmiö, jonka olet kokenut.

  • Aatu Koiranen

    Palautteena pakko sanoa, että videosi ovat nostattaneet kunnioitukseni ja innostukseni kotimaata ja luontoa kohtaan täysin eri sfääreihin. Ansaitsisit videoillasi vähintään kutsun linnanjuhliin tai muun vastaavan tason tunnustuksen tehdystä työstä.
    Kiitos!

  • Rhea h

    Videoitasi on aina nautinto katsoa! Kaunista luontoa, ihanan rauhallinen tunnelma, mietittyjä kuvakulmia ja hyvin editoitu. Naurusi laittaa hymyilemään joka kerta. 🙂

  • GJ FU

    Q&A: Onko tullut vaelluksella vastaan tilannetta, josta olet ajatellut että tästä en selviä? Jos saisit valita yhden hetken jonka voisit elää uudestaan, mikä se olisi? Mitä töitä teet?

  • Polar Panda

    Kiitos videoistasi! Rauhoittavaa katseltavaa ja erityisesti pidän siitä, että olen videoillasi päässyt näkemään näitä Pirkanmaan retkeilypaikkoja, jotka ovat itsellenikin lähellä. Sitten kysymyksiä:
    1. Mitä vinkkejä antaisit aloittelevalle retkeilijälle, joka ei toistaiseksi omista kuin termospullon ja makuupussin? Missä olisi Pirkanmaalla helppoa aloittaa retkeily?
    2. Käytkö retkeilemässä myös ilman kuvauskalustoa?
    3. Liikutko luonnossa muutenkin kuin retkeillen, esim. lenkkeiletkö metsässä?
    4. Miten varaudut retkeillessä hätätilanteisiin ja loukkaantumisiin?
    5. Oletko koskaan joutunut retkeillessä pelottaviin tilanteisiin?

  • Supersaiyan79

    Ai Haukijärven tukipaikka on nyt suljettuna. Mukavan rauhallinen paikka, jossa tuli käytyä, kun muualle ei keksinyt lähteä. Suutarilankosken laavulla on ikävä yöpyä, jos koski on vuolas. Pulina on kova ja koski nostattaa sellaisen kosteuden, joka menee kylminä öinä luihin ja ytimiin. Alkuaikojen retkeilykokemuksistasi ja mahdollisista kommelluksista olisi kiva kuulla.

  • MiikaWasHere

    Kysymys: On upeeta että teet näitä videoita, mutta kysymykseni kuuluu seuraavasti. Näin hienojen videoiden kuvaaminen vaatii luonnollisesti sulta huomiota eräilyn keskellä. Olisiko nää eräretket sulle itsellesi mukavempia ilman tarvetta kuvata niitä, vai tuoko nää sulle enemmän kuin nää ottaa? Eli kun puhutaan puhtaasti siitä kun olet reissussa, niin tuntuuko sen reissun aikana tää kuvaus tuovan sulle jotain "hyvää" lisää vai onko tää itse reissun aikana enemmäne neutraali tai mahdollisesti joskus jopa kokemusta "rasittava" osa. Toivottavasti saat kysymyksestä kiinni. Lopputuloshan on kuitenkin se, että vaikka kuvaus sua väkisin jotenkin myös rasittaa, niin sen seurauksena näistä sun reissuista on iloa tuhansille ihmisille. Kiitos siitä.

  • MiikaWasHere

    Kysymys: Voisitko esitellä kuvauskalustosi ja kertoa siihen liittyvistä valinnoista. Oletko miettinyt jotain uusia laitteita kuvaukseen jne? Mitä edit ohjelmaa käytät ja minkälaisilla työkaluilla käsittelet ääntä? Miten haluaisit kehittyä videotuottajana kuvaus/edit yms näkökulmasta?

  • Sanna Ahokas

    Kiitos Ali näistä videoistasi! Pääsee tällainen päiväretkeilijä, jolla ei uskallus ja taidot riitä pitkille vaellusreissuille, näkemään erämaaluontoakin mukanasi. Arvostan rauhallista kuvausta, kerrontaa ja maiseman näkemistä retkeilijän tasolta nykyään paljon käytettyjen ilmakuvien sijaan.

  • Tuulipukufi Sijoitusblogi

    Kiitos sinulle Ali että olet näitä videoita tehnyt. Olen katsonut jokaisen siitä lähtien kun löysin kanavasi. Olet mielestäni paras retkitubettaja, näistä videoista välittyy hieno Suomen luonto sekä rauhallisuus.

    Kysymys: Retkeiletkö mieluummin aina yksin kuin esimerkiksi kaverin tai puolison kanssa?

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