Dmitri Tokmantsev

Tallinn, Estonia

My name is Dmitri but my friends call me Dima. I’m 32 years old but I feel like 25 and live in Tallinn, Estonia. I’m a grillchef but at the moment I’m looking into a career change, maybe social media management so I could work remotely from a small village. I’m just an ordinary guy who enjoys being outdoors since his early years. A guy who enjoys sunrises and sunsets no matter what. A guy who is always trying to find something beautiful and special in everything that surrounds him. An introvert who prefers wild forests to nightclubs. An adventure seeker and an optimist.

Bushcraft | Fishing | Outdoor

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Q&A with Dmitri

What is your motto?

If I want it, I will get it no matter what life throws at me.

Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go a day without?

A hug that my wife gives me.

When will you know you've "made it"?

That's a question which cannot be answered now. I think that as soon as I reach the goals I have in present, there will immediately appear new ones.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?

A ferret! They are sharp and funny, fast and curious, but bite you very hard if you deserve it. I have a ferret as a pet by the way.

Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?

The north of Finland or Sweden. I want to ride a reindeer, to go fishing there, to meditate under the Northern Lights.

What’s your outdoor story?

When I was a child I had no better funs than playing with my friends in the forest. I also remember spending time fishing when I was 4 years old, hunting for mushrooms and berries, being on the open sea on a fishing boat with my stepdad.

Nowadays being a grown up man I do really miss my childhood, and I have caught myself on a thought that I cannot get back in time, but I can be one with nature anyway, and as a grown up, I can have lots of fun outdoors. That is the best therapy for me, to calm down my inner demons, to reconnect with the universe.

I have no idea how it got so far, it just happened, and you know what, I first now realised the outdoor person I’ve become while telling you this story.