How To: Build a Traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gapfire"). A traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gapfire"), an ingenious means of getting a long-lasting, radiant fire using minimal wood and keeping the fire safely above a wet or snowy ground (details of its construction are in the linked blog entry).

How To: Build a Traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gapfire"). A traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gapfire"), an ingenious means of getting a long-lasting, radiant fire using minimal wood and keeping the fire safely above a wet or snowy ground (details of its construction are in the linked blog entry).

FOOD - Loimulohi, salmon (Finland)

Loimulohta teeillassa

FOOD - Loimulohi, salmon (Finland)

savusauna

savusauna

Blazed salmon - loimulohi, a special Finnish treat.

Blazed salmon - loimulohi, a special Finnish treat.

Exterior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

Exterior of the traditional Juuka based smoke sauna introduced in the Wall Street Journal article "Heat on Haute Style" on Oct. 17th. 2013. Full article can be found here: http://on.wsj.com/16lSAxo

smoked fish at a Lapp fair, Helsinki

smoked fish at a Lapp fair, Helsinki

Entorno | Almacen de Uco

Entorno | Almacen de Uco

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