2 Evening Camp in the Rain! Tall Shelter on the Low-mark.
Hey folks how are you Joe and Wolfie here well despite my best efforts we didn't get out here until very late last night I tried to get out here yesterday in the morning uh long story short was a 6-h hour round trip a lost tire and a whole bunch of nonsense oh what's this some poor sap must have messed his oh my gosh three wheels got that far we got.
Here with about an hour of light to spare last night with the whole idea being I really liked this shelter that I set up but I wanted to see if I could do it on the cheap with just a couple poly tarps from a hardware store so I got everything for about $100 and I didn't even need to buy everything that I bought and I'm sure in the states it' be.
A bit cheaper so all you need to do this is a place now other than what I have in here okay so first off we have a plastic drop sheet we have a roll of duct tape and we didn't even need a buy that but I I did because who knows bungees a 10x 12 crappy P poly tarp and then a 12 x 16 crappy poly tarp don't go.
By those sizes I just just me guessing about the size that I want to make in need I quickly rigged this up last night because I knew it was supposed to rain we're supposed to get 2 or 3 days of rain and I plan to stay out here for just about that long we spent the more morning making Mountain Man breakfast and eating it together it was super.
Good and the plan for today now is to see if we can rig this up properly I'm going to bring back bring down the back to give it more of a pitch I'm going to try and utilize most of the room with the tarps to try to close it off as much as possible I did go around yesterday and replace 90% of the Paracord with natural.
Rope so that I can actually actually not feel bad about leaving the structure up until the winter time uh there won't be anything fake won't be anything man-made it'll just be sticks and and and natural rope I'll take down all the tarps and everything when I go this time it might be a little difficult because I have everything rigged up.
Already and I don't really want to take everything down on account of it's raining and all my ge's in there and I don't want it to get W so we're going to see what we can do I'm sure it'll work these bungees work good man again this is just cheap quick and easy was the whole point of this not bushcrafty or fancy or even nice really but I like the.
Fact that it's just down and dirty cook cheap and easy all right let's see I want to bring the back down probably to like here so maybe I should put something I'll cut this as long as high as I want it to be and I'll rest the the back part on that that's what we'll.
Do so this is here that's probably good there we'll try it there at least I'm hoping that one side can come down at a time we shall see I don't want to rip any tarps either obviously okay that'll stay for a minute cool that.
works uhoh I'm losing length on this pool okay settled there relatively even with the other side yep I'm going to have to cut this I think okay that's not so bad go a little bit.
more oops all bungee up barrel of bungees okay we got to get this all secur now the back is lapped over I haven't used any of that tarp at all all see it's wrapped tight around the the tree what I plan on doing is pulling.
This out a little bit staking it out on the angle just a bit instead of straight down so that the drips go as far away from my bed as possible and I don't care about the little gap of air it really is not a big deal I could put brush there if I want to or whatever there's not one on that side and that's where my head is too so that's even better I'm pretty.
Happy with this and now I get to utilize this other tarp for really whatever I want okay I've got to go get some boughs before they get too wet uh my bed was super uneven and my pad popped on the way in with all of the craziness that happened yesterday and I have a slow leak in my super old school old trusty.
Old Faithful uh theres Neo a the first one that I had got like 15 years ago at least was a anyways a bummer when it popped but I need more more bowels it's not raining hard at all it's just supposed to rain for a long time I'm going to flatten this out a bit take off the pokies and use this as the.
Back wall of my bed I have a a front one but I might need to add another piece to this we'll see I just want to block in the boughs from rolling around especially outside the tarp yeah big dip in the uh in the bed all right that's wi enough right okay now I have a.
Framework I'm going to fill it in with vals it's raining a bit more now I get you under the tarp I just one collected all these I don't show it for the same reason I don't show getting the birds people have a hissy fit anyways I took it from a bunch of different trees there's two billion trees right here it's all good I promise you use your own.
Judgment right all right so the old woodsman's pal collected a bunch they're wet I would like for them to it it doesn't matter I have a piece of TYC and I also have my bivy so it's okay um I might put most of them underneath and put the old ones on top pop the only problem with that is the old ones have lost their buoyancy it doesn't really.
Matter um my my seating pad also will hold air for like an hour at a time almost an hour and a half 2 hours like by that time it's like 80% empty but all I'm going to do here is just shake off the water and then probably just put them on because it's not that big a deal like I said my body heat will dry them out after a while I.
Don't know how many nights I'll spend after last night that was one I'll stay tonight for sure maybe tomorrow I'm not sure cor right I mean I have a roast I have a roast to cook in my Dutch oven today I'm loving the Dutch oven the cost Dutch oven that freaking Mountain Man breakfast was amazing just asked Wolfie that was originally for me from Iowa.
Woodsman Terry Barney style when I originally started going to Missouri and Iowa and Ohio to go will take uh courses and camp with those guys so that was the first time I made it today though and I actually had to use the old internet for a remembrance a little reminder okay Tri.
B keep this fire going all day long I have to go out later on and collect a bunch of wood well I'm pretty comfortable laying here but it's.
Only I'm not even 10: in the morning and I'm running out of firewood the rain is picking up so I should probably throw the rain gear on and go and see as much get as much firewood as I can get I got to do some water as.
Well y you coming good boy all right on the search for the hard woods I stoked up that fire before I left was just some uh some wood I had around the camp I boiled some water and made a french vanilla a french vanilla dug and.
Uh that's chilling out for when I get back I'll only be gone 5 or 10 minutes grab a piece or two and then up to bring that back anyway so I'll be able to drink some and then come back out and it'll be a nice little treat for me every time I come back so we're going up into the hills.
Here cuz that's where the maples are you open oh my God strong he strong.
Holy okay that's good for now mhm oh boy that's nice all right things are coming along this is an all day type rain for sure you're going to have to stay close.
To me in here you do that or you're going to be wet all day what do you think stay close to me or be wet oh that's my good boy he's like don't push it don't push.
It bud I'm really glad that I figured out that I just need the one tarp so that's what that means is like I said I can leave the framework tied up until the winter time until I want to take it down and I can just bring this one tarp out with me which I can fold it down or roll it up into that bucket no problem the one tarp for sure I wouldn't have.
Got both tars back in there but this is a decent shelter for snow and rain I can have a big FL in front I can potentially put a wood stove in which I might try to do today but like Mission successful it's not as down on the size as I would have hoped it's not as big of a tarp as I had thought it was or.
The area is too big for this size of tarp I don't really want to scale it down I like how it is and I'm fine with it the way it is I'm not getting wet under there at all the wind would have to be driving like crazy to get underneath that foot or two of uh Gap and it's can't it out but that all said we do have this secondary tarp let's use.
It while we're out here I won't bring it back out I don't want to bring it I don't like carrying so much tarps stuff that was the whole point of this but it's out here we might as well use it sorry buddy there you go good boy good boy we'll just put a log on top here no.
You're good you don't have to go anywhere you don't have to go anywhere I'm sorry you're a good boy hey are you trapped you trapped oh that wind I'll get another couple of logs or rocks try to make Wolfie some room again that's not so bad how's that look it's okay buddy you can come back.
In oh yeah shanga hand is steaming so it's obviously cold now this is sausage hash browns eggs and cheese I'm going to have this for lunch I'll.
Probably heat it up pretty soon we'll just throw it on the grill or I can even just heat it in here whatever I want to do Wolfie's been eating it too it's not bad cold that was really good I also have this big roast that we're going to cook in the in the in the uh Dutch.
Oven I really like the bucket been using it as a as a seat it's got lots of purposes lots of uses this isn't Prett so this is that uh drop claw plastic drop sheet 10 ft by 25 ft okay I cut with the uh drop sheet ah son of a gun I cut the drop.
Sheet uh to try to fit it and I've untied the tops I'm going to bother the dog again here with this but we're going to see if we can't make this into a type of super shelter The Jig we just got situated again anybody.
Here watch out come on go go good boy I'm sorry good boy so I can almost double it up I think it's 10 ft this way there's no way this is more than 5 ft tall in the front I have been wrong about.
Measurements before though okay it's up it's pretty pretty good Wolfie likes it hey no more campfire smoke in here got a bunch more wood I got this fire rocking and there is no doubt even with all the gaps everywhere that side's.
Not even closed off the the heat coming through here is completely noticeable and I'm nice and warm and I'm actually steaming here so I don't know if that's from body heat but the body heat is from being warm from that anyway it's raining still this is pretty cool you could get away with half this um plastic or even.
The full plastic and then that would take up some of the this extra tarp here so one sheet of plastic one tarp and a little bit of cordage and ax of Saw pretty slick cuz you're bringing that stuff anyways right yep my I'm happy about it very happy about it cuz otherwise like if I was inside of.
A tent I'd have to be like a canvas tent that had a a a wood stove in it to be able to have this comfort you know what I mean and that's uh just so much more to carry I can't do what I wanted to do today at least with the wood stove thing in here with making the Jack I have a silic.
Because it's raining and I need to tape it I have a silicone like cooling mat or whatever cooking mat that is very fire retardant and I was going to cut a hole in the tarp tape the crap out of that thing to it cut an X in that silicone and put the stove pipe up through that in my little foldable titanium folding stove and I believe that that would work.
Uh like I don't think it would burn but everything's soaking wet there's no way the tape is going to stick to the tur so that that'll be for another day but that was my idea anyways boy it's warm it is quite warm in here and I'm not joking there's gaps.
Like pretty pretty gappy it's nice in here I mention that very dense main good boy Wolfie the rain has calmed down it's been this way for maybe 10 minutes it's actually not very cold out.
Considering the time of year and how wet it is I'm going to start stacking wood for uh supper time oo that was a big Miss for supper time cuz I'm sure I'm going to need to cook that roast for a couple hours I have to start pretty soon man I smoked that.
Hard that's the first one in the size it's warm and dry in there though it's nice quite comfortable I like this awning even if I'm out here stoking the fire and if it is raining a lot.
Then I can uh stay somewhat dry and this is not being I don't even see oh no there is there's one spark hole one that I can see and that might not even be no that's a a grommet ripping the good old poly tarps my handy dandy po Hook fire scooper thing goes up here keeps the tarp down for the most.
Part keeps it all organized I been been getting small rocks every time I go down to the uh Lake and I'm just lining even farther because I don't want to have uh any mishaps I got to go back into the forest and get more hardwood I I stored a bunch there I just couldn't bring them all back at.
Once all right the Dutch oven has warmed up got it all rigged up here properly I hope I'm going to put the roast in oh yeah it's sizzling just ever so slightly okay cool I'm going to pour all this fun stuff into yep just to keep it moist you.
Know and uh that'll sit I'll try to keep it about this high off the flame it's nice and warm in here because of the like it's almost as it's sitting right where the cusp of the rocks are so it's like almost an oven in itself oven within an oven you know and it's all hard wood like I keep.
Saying so the BTUs are crazy it really is pumping out the heat super warm in there it's the only reason I don't have a jacket and stuff on but anyway that's going to go like that I've cut up my goodies I've got uh homegrown celery from home I've got store bought carrots garlic and potatoes so carrots garlic celery.
Potatoes I also have onion to cut up but I'm not going to do cut up the onion just yet I'm going to throw some seasoning here shake it all up and uh this will be a nice Feast for Wolfie and I don't worry I won't give him any of the onion just meat Wolfie just meat I tried to patch this some of the tape I bought.
But it didn't work too well it's right on the on the seam here might try and put a little bit more on pretty foggy out what are you crying about all right it's been on for about an hour I flipped it a couple times I really don't know too much what I'm.
Doing or any at all what I'm doing but this is an absurd amount of food just for me but I seasoned this up with pepper and seasoning salt and uh muchal takes place I don't know man this looks a little done on the outside but going put this in a add some moisture there's there's a bunch of moisture in there I put a little bit of.
Water at the beginning don't know if that was the move but that's what I did but this out of bunch I got to got my fork or something here don't touch it buddy see what happens here hope I don't overcook it but this.
Should have a bunch of moisture cooked already we'll hang it high up he just took off oh it's a squirrel more interested in this right than the squirrel put it up a bit higher I'm going to go out in the bush for a little while.
Oh yeah get in there smells really good well I hope I'm doing this right I don't want to overcook that but we're all in now we're all in now your butt wash your.
Butt hey hey good boy oh boy oh that's looking good potatoes are soft one is that one is most of them are carrots carrots are soft okay nice juices in there oh.
Uhoh uhoh looks good smells absolutely delicious I got to take a picture of this you tell how old I am how long it takes me to take a picture of my phone okay where's my.
Flipper oh wolfy did you take my flipper wolfy did you take my flipper maybe I should bring the plate to okay boy so this was no more expensive than a steak that I would normally buy like 25 bucks type thing so oh Manan this is almost stew this is almost stew at this.
Point M it is it tastes just like it what is the difference no peas no peas that's not a bad idea actually bring some peas or green beans Wolfie oh my God I think I did it I think I might.
Have done it oh man check this out holy smokes you guys first time first time Joe oh man man it might feel a little bit more pink in the very middle but I'm okay with that too look at this thing look at the dog oh my gosh nothing wrong with that right for pretty much across the board some might even think that's.
Too done Ow like oh yeah no she juicing she juicing oh I'm so excited okay let me get this prepared I'll be right back I'll be right so I got everything on top here I can move this a bit here I got all the the juicy stuff on top of.
The the meat act as like a gravy type thing but it is very stew likee isn't it I'm telling you the only thing that's missing is peas is very good everything is very tender yeah break it in half with your spoon type thing m m I left the garlic big got to cut some for Wolfie to uh.
Cool down want to give him the strings that wouldn't be a fun uh way well that was very good I'm uh super happy to have eaten that and I have it for tomorrow as well I uh I was drying out my gloves on the top cuz I thought living was easy now.
But the rain is back so I don't have to put up this front sheet yet or maybe not at all it's just sprinkling down and the there's no wind so we'll leave it as is but uh if it comes down to it I can close it down and everything's good I got a pot of water on right now and we're just time to relax got a bunch of firewood stacked up all is.
Well oh no oh no pass oh my God what am I doing bam son it's a little ashy but no worse for where oh so hot fire pit is coming along.
Nicely well it's holding air a little bit better might only have to blow it up a few times tonight that's honestly not so bad I'm not being sarcastic all right well that's it for me I dropped the uh the plastic as you can.
See W he's curled up here I'm not going to have to tie him up tonight I don't think he's going anywhere in the rain but uh I'm just going to have early night night it's almost 10:00 anyway so no actually what time is it oh it's just after 9:00 it's just after 9:00 but I had a really early morning and I'm pretty pooched so going to hit the hay.
It's a good day really happy with this shelter happy that I was able to pull something together with just what we had so happy with my bed even if my sleeping pad deflates a bit all right guys get with you in the morning for some roast.
Beef it's raining it's really raining not even midnight yet yet I've blown my pad up twice now this is going to be a long night come here come here come here oh good morning buddy good morning buddy you wacka doodle hey all right get up let's get up watch.
Out it's uh it's about what time is it 7:43 it rained all night and this sleeping pad is done it I I I woke up every hour to blow it fully uh up again and I just woke up at like 7:20 to blow it up again and it's 7:40 like I said and it's 85% flat so she's done and yeah anyways rained all night rained.
Pretty hard it's kind of calmed down now Wolfie's been after me to get up quite a bit so we're going to get up not too cold thank God cuz it is wet we're going to get out of here today um I am kind of concerned about the trail on the way out it's it's very sketchy already and with it being all muddy it's uh might be a bit more on.
This sketchy side but we shall see oh she's wet buddy she's wet hi are you my good boy well you might as well come in here come on good.
Boy this Wood's all dry inside this big fat one it's hard to saw through but the other ones are just smoking woo.
Yeah we both hot enough wolf doesn't even want to go outside he's just sitting in here so it's time to go we're packing up we'll definitely come back and we'll build our shelter and our bucket again and have some more fun here before the snow before too much snow and then.
Actually when the snow does come we can still come out here this will shed the snow I can hike in from the where the four-wheeler left or the snowmobile at that time even if the even if the the ice isn't Frozen the water's not Frozen um and this would be cool in the winter time you know what I mean I could build up the sides of snow and still do the.
Super shelter and stuff so lots of good uh opportunity here the fort is no more I haven't said that before but the fort is no more so maybe I'll go into detail about that but un uh yeah not not to my liking that the fort is gone but it is gone anyways this might be the new Fort happenings you guys have a good day.
Thank you very much for watching Wolfie and I had a blast out here this is our third time out here together and like I said we'll still keep coming you guys have a good day goodbye so much too po I have to put away the camera it's.
Raining obviously so that's reason I'm saying goodbye now because I need to situate everything Wolfie's running our canoe's loaded up so no room for Wolf and he's running to the four-wheeler keep it going a little interested in that one.
Too like a gazelle wolfy like a white gazelle good boy it'll load up buddy bungees for days oh.
yeah good boy this stupid backpack man that's what I chopped with the AGA all right back for the.
Backpack I should have secured it better but I'm tired I'm tired started chasing little birds little sparrows he got all full of pissing vinegar did he hey can't be in front of me though oh what's this some poor sap must.
Have messed his oh my gosh three wheels got that far oh my God
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