21 Days Iciness Camping & Adventure in Alaska – Broken-down Camping, Mountain mountain climbing Glaciers & Dog Sledding
My family and I spent 3 weeks in Alaska over Christmas and New Years exploring and camping Alaska. Ice fishing, Camping, Survival Shelters, Sledding, Hiking Glaciers, Dog Sledding and More
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well luke here with the outdoor boys youtube channel and we are going to alaska but first i've got to pack all of this yeah well the airlines is going to eat.
good well guys it took us nine hours but we're here in anchorage alaska and we're.
So tired i'll see you guys in the morning well good morning everybody the whole family's up nice and early because of the time change we're staying here at my sister's house which is conveniently next to my parents house and uh we're gonna be able to do a little family fun.
And christmas celebration here while we're also filming winter survival videos and going on winter alaskan adventures you guys excited yeah all right guys are you glad to be at grandma grandpa's place well today the sun is supposed to rise.
At 10 30 and set at 3 40 so we have a small window of daylight so my sister and her family invited us to take the boys out christmas tree cutting which is kind of a tradition so we're gonna go help them go find and cut down a christmas tree okay.
my older sister is infinitely more classy than i am the moose is eating the bushes again yeah that's right keep walking come on let's go get a christmas tree all righty andrew shall we go christmas tree cuddy yeah let's not be very far away well we've.
Been stopped for about 15-20 minutes because there's a pretty serious accident that's cutting off both lanes of traffic so we're gonna see uh see what happens well it ain't moving at all even if we got through right now we wouldn't have enough daylight to get it done so i think we're going to.
Call it but we've had a great time hanging out and chatting well there's another car accident don't be driving in the stone let you know your business that's right darling you're the one i wanted well we're back at the house they haven't touched their backyard at.
All we need to we need to write something tommy all right guys we've got some food here from soul casa which apparently is like a korean taqueria or something called beef tacos bloated tater tots egg rolls kimchi fried rice look at that i am so insane with hunger right now.
This smells so good well good morning it's a beautiful sunday morning here in alaska and uh it's we're just taking it easy we're gonna do online church here in a little bit go to church be reverend put your sweaters on do what your mother says a fat.
Dad steamroller all right now that we've all settled down let's go to grandma's house for church we're going to grandpa's house i've been tortured all right well church was nice but now we're gonna go visit my brother.
You know i've never done one of those that's one minute look at tom it's like a little natural whoa tommy got almost taken out well listen guys did you have fun at cousin's house we're doing our family christmas party by zoom this year.
Well we've had a great day so far let's go get the kids in the car and go look at christmas lights you guys ready to see some christmas lights tommy did you like the christmas lights well good morning we have a beautiful.
Week ahead of us and me and nathan are gonna go do some camping so uh we better get packed all right nate you ready to go camping a snowstorm check it out so.
I'm trying to so area there you go you got to take your boots off we're going to put on your your camp.
Boots these will keep your feet warm i got blanky time got some reindeer sausage here there we go some reindeer sausage curry go ahead and hop in bed how's that nathan you warm the boy just bros in there like a tick okay i am going to get ready for bed and hop in my sleeping bag.
Maybe watch a movie or something just kind of take it easy well guys i have slept better tonight than i have in a long time we slept 10 and a half hours it's almost nine o'clock right now and the sun's still not up hey date you cozy yeah good.
Two thumbs up awesome eber i mean shoe ball oh yeah we got some snow up there definitely got some snow last night oh okay i've got some brownie mix inside this mug we're gonna make steamed brownies the brownies are almost done so we're.
Gonna get some ice cream to go with our brownies just take some of the fluffy new snow here just a little dab of vanilla and sweetened condensed milk if it's really cold and dry snow it works a little better this is kind of wet stuff.
There we go vanilla ice cream that tastes good tastes like real ice cream my fingers are so cold i can grab it right out of the boiling water there we go steamed brownie when you steam a brownie it comes out just like it was baked only it's more moist you know what this.
Brownie needs some ice cream you like that i got i got a more reindeer sausage that's that's my breakfast i gotta get you dressed all right all right nathan should we pack it up and snowshoe out of here yeah you okay back there.
Oh nathan i'm tired how about you let's go inside hey that's it we intercepted it well it's just a nice relaxing day we're just sitting here becca's painting and my dad's watching the byu football game that's going very well it's a nice easy day all right guys it's.
Dinner time and we've gotten food delivered from jeepney which is a filipino hawaiian mexican fusion restaurant we got a lot of uh like pacific influence here in alaska but i have decided to order off their japanese menu here and i've got takoyaki oh come here tommy have some octopus.
Balls not any of the filling well hopefully when you get out today and do a little ice fishing and do some adventures with the boys but it's going to be nice and low-key are you going to paint with mama yeah awesome this looks great all right get in there i don't know if you'll be able.
To once i really hate little campbell lake is the name of this lake so uh i've never fished here before but we'll give it a try it's like bubbles it's the oil coming off that oh there we well tommy said he was really excited to.
Go ice fishing but then he saw this sledding hill and all thoughts of fishing went out his head well we're back at the house and we have got some moose's tooth pizza and root beer i am excited about this we got thai pizza there with a peanut sauce apricot pizza and a reindeer sausage.
Pizza titled santa's little helper i've been looking forward to this as we got to alaska it's amazing it's really good spending the christmas holiday with the kids in bed snuggling with my wife watching the mandalorian this is the way.
Well it's christmas eve and it is a wonderful time to bake lots of food eats lots of food and do generally very little and we are enjoying it very thoroughly my sister here who is also an accomplished professional novelist is also making madeline's and cooking for us.
Mellie just dropped her new book hearts and twine what what we might get out and do some sledding and some other crazy stuff but it's just a wonderful wonderful christmas break i don't know if i should open it up hurry up buddy hold this that thing's straight as an arrow oh right towards the tree ha ha.
They're alive mush mush dumb you ready tom you're ready oh it's so nice that they're old enough to walk up the hill by themselves i'm getting too old for this stuff these nice people over here have a dog that likes to pull they're going to hook them up to the sled we're going to see what.
Happens no oh was that fun yeah there dad let daddy pull you up oh right boy tommy jacob you guys have fun yeah.
Yeah what you know what stuck in though don't get ready for bed oh my goodness please please your baby yoda it's the hobbit.
Who wants an extra present if there's a nut in your bread you get an extra present there you go here luke there you go shirley temple brownie caramel cream root beer oh nice tom you've turned off your targeting.
Computer are you all right we're getting off our butts and we are going to go target shooting with my brother and his kids think oh that's so close was that fun tom yeah one of the best things i've ever done smells good hurry up we're going over to.
Grandma grandpa's for christmas dinner go go go there's one okay look at the other ones all right guys it's seven in the morning and we've got the whole family packed up in the car we're headed to talking because we are going dog sledding we just drove by an accident scene where.
A little sedan hit a bull moose who said the car didn't look like they're gonna make it this slide here is what we call a toboggan sled nathan do you know what the iditarod is it's a big race where they go from anchorage all the way across alaska by dog sled he's one he's won the race.
Twice there we go buddy is this cool tommy oh these dogs they love it zombies is fun this is fun check it out yo this is the break right here tommy you having fun.
every time i lean on the break they keep looking back at me like why you stopping us you jerk oh look at these points we were just doing laps and training the dogs now now we're going somewhere different this is fun tomorrow.
Oh my goodness this is so much fun guys pretty cool that was awesome he said he he's won the ident rod yeah he's won twice great lovely dog did you have a good time yeah did you have fun you had a great time i'm so amazing i'm glad you came dude nathan looks like he belongs on the tv all right nate you ready to run the.
Iditarod david do you have fun want to go do that in greenland sometime yeah yeah i think we certainly should i didn't crash oh boy enjoy it boys because this is the closest you'll get to dog ownership we're out there it could be 40 50 below for the last time i assume they switch off dogs.
Checkpoints check it out all these iditarod first place trophies second place holds up the cable box so well thank you very much you're very welcome oh that was fun is that awesome yeah we gotta do that again sometime yeah excalibur is a big boy.
Yes let's let's grab one of those then all right that should do it me tommy and nathan are gonna be doing a camping trip over new year's eve so i bought some big fireworks we're gonna make it an interesting campout well good morning me and ninja nate here are going camping so we're up before.
Everybody else we're getting some breakfast and we're gonna get in the car you ready so uh.
we didn't bring sleeping bags or tents but i did bring a buffalo hide there you go got two buffalo hides and that's what me and nathan are gonna use to sleep on tonight oh i am tired and hungry and it's already four o'clock in the sun setting.
I think i better just get a fire going and uh maybe bust my lights out and i can keep working on the shelter after dinner all this big wood is soaking wet you hungry nathan good because we've got a pretty awesome dinner ready for you we're grilling king crab legs over an open fire.
Look at these beasts this is just one claw holy mackerel you got this little jar with butter rosemary and a little bit of garlic and we're going to put this by the fire let it get all melty and warm got three packs of sapporo ichiban instant ramen here.
We're gonna add that to the boiling water lots of green onions in our ramen there you go ramen noodles for my nate that's a good ramen isn't it yeah i ate a wolf all right we're gonna put these on the grill man they smell so good i can see the juices dripping out of that one.
Oh look at the size of the chunk of meat that came out of there that's why it's gonna get messy folks real messy whoa oh that's so good okay nate take a bite i like it and i don't like it you like it and you don't like it this is one of those things that i didn't like was a.
Kid either but i love it now this crab has more meat in his thumb than most most crabs have in their whole body some of this and just oh i am so full of crab and ramen noodles oh it's so good hey nathan you want a soda melon.
Flavored japanese ramen a soda i like melon flavored soda thank you well to say i'm sore and tired would be a gross understatement but i did it i've got the walls up and it makes a huge difference i think i'm just going to collapse here by the.
Fire for a little bit i am so tired but one thing i've got to do before i go to bed is melt some water i brought three liters of water with me and we burned through it so i better get that done so we have it in the morning all right oh i am sore and it's past my bedtime but i'm gonna sit here and enjoy.
A moose's tooth root beer and a warm campfire before i go to bed i'm gonna call it a night and uh i'll see you guys in the morning well good morning it's about 7 30 a.m and uh slept pretty well it's a little lumpy so i i woke up a lot and tossed and turned a lot.
But uh we did okay got this fire stoked back up and letting the place warm up and let's sit here and think about getting up and making breakfast all right got a bag of steel cut oatmeal here add some milk and we're going to add a.
Whole bunch of honey oh it's warm it's tasty it's filling oh oatmeal on a winter camp out it's pretty hard to beat good morning nathan good morning sleep okay you like some warm oatmeal yeah there you go oh these buffalo hides are great they're so tough and warm.
I think nathan and i are ready to go home and see mama you ready to go home hello this is snake of the snake and today is his birthday and how old are you seven oh oh my goodness i am exhausted we're gonna sit here on the couch and watch disney shows the kids and.
Eat wiki wiki donuts here oh look at that beauty well it's jacob's birthday today and he wanted to go to the zoo so we are taking a nighttime trip to the zoo his eye is really good.
About it's not the shirt jacob wants it's the shirt jacob needs he gets two cakes because becca's allergic to chocolate so we have a becca-friendly cake and a jacob cake hey jacob how old are.
You seven six no no three you're three tommy you ready to go on a big adventure tomorrow yeah i have got to get to bed because me tommy and nathan are getting up early tomorrow to go on a pretty awesome adventure so i will see you guys in the morning.
It's better to milk out your nose than pee in your pants come on get in the truck all right we're finally on our way but the roads are a sheet of ice all right guys we are here with jake from how to alaska here if you've watched a couple of our previous trips we've.
Done some awesome adventures with jake he's got a fun youtube channel and i'll put a link in the video description below but we are going to go out and do some camping together a little colder probably than you're expecting yeah it's all right oh my goodness he's so sweet thank you.
I'm good at killing baby dog what are you doing come on uh you can jake this entire bag is just firecrackers okay oh look at those earlier it's only 17 degrees that's why she's not wearing the peep toes there she goes.
Just be careful don't hit anything like the dog nathan's living his best life over here toby was that fun yeah all right this looks like a gorgeous spot hey check it out there's a otter slide see you can see where the otter's been sliding down on his belly into the water.
Yeah a little bit of fish and poo there's a spring comes in right here so that's where there's open water so that's how they get it under the ice i never wanted to see anything oh yeah no important nathan we get out here starts complaining about his feet being cold i'm like why you have a pair of negative 60 boots.
I look over and he's not wearing his boots he's wearing his rain boots and it's about 10 degrees outside so we have got to get him warm i'm gonna put his camping booties on i'm gonna get him in a sleeping bag with some hand warmers slide down inside down okay get down on the thing and take your.
Boots get in off deep as you can i can zip you up you just stay there and get warm for a second i need to put the stove together all right we got a roaring fire in here and it feels amazing my hands were getting so cold trying to roll that.
That titanium stick your boots here by the fire oh it is still warming up in here well while i'm inside fussing with the stove jake brought firewood and cody caught a little trout look at that a little dinner there cooking up those little salmon yep look.
At that little guy oh my glass is fogged up come on in you can feel the heat already take it out in here it's nice all right let's get some dinner going so we're gonna be making a little korean uh tex-mex fusion here with bubogi fajitas.
i got a knife that's already froze little bubogi sauce on everything that's gonna be there i've got an idea there we go korean bubogie pork rib fajitas oh that's good they're kind of sweet.
Instead of spicy really really good best korean fajitas you've ever had all right guys we got some fajitas in our belly i think it's time to shoot off some fireworks what do you think yeah oh three packs of roman candles that was pretty cute yeah it's cold out here this is awesome yeah.
Look hey that was awesome was that cool frozen marshmallows look put your boots down look at that sucker is that did you even cook that not even brown on the outside i think you just ate a frozen marshmallow you.
Know i gave you a perfectly good stick see you tomorrow well jake and his boys just left to go home and sleep in their warm beds so it's uh just us down here tonight well i got the door of the stove facing towards my bag and i've got a pile of wood.
Within arm's reach but uh i don't know how much i'm actually going to use the stove in the middle of the night i just don't know if i want to be stoking it all night long okay okay all right tom sit down on the buffalo high it's pretty late i'm going to bed i'll see you in the morning.
We'll see how this goes we survived the night well it was a little bit of a rough night last night around midnight tommy sits bolt upright in his bed and starts screaming his head off by the time i get him down nathan's screaming and crying it took me forever to wake him up i had.
To pull him out of his sleeping bag and pat frost on his face to get him to wake up and stop screaming and then tommy started screaming again yo about about an hour and a half later we got everyone to stop screaming and stay asleep.
I did not scream yeah you totally did twice look how covered and frost my overalls are here oh his pants are cold outside the tent it's negative 16 degrees fahrenheit that's negative 26 celsius oh it's cold today man we better get a fire started out here well welcome back yeah all right cody.
You want to go do some ice fishing let me get this open for you this is the alaskan fish finder right here stick your face in the hole and see the fish it works you can see them down there oh cody what do you got here look at that beautiful dollyvarden right there.
I'm gonna start chopping some wood get this fire going that's a lot of wood we got a bag of scotch eggs build your chair yeah caribou sausage right there folks this is what the caribou cody shot i love.
Him there you go scotch eggs got a hard-boiled egg covered in pork sausage and deep-fried with ponco oh it's one of the most delicious things ever when it's warm so you know like there's a difference between the right you like.
Who wants to warm up you like that nate get this in the water did you have fun yeah well jake thanks for taking us along we had a great time we had any time listen if you guys want to check out jake's youtube channel check out how to.
Alaska i'll put a link in the video description all right let's go home and see mama we miss you jacob happy new year becca happy new year oh we are too old to stay up to midnight let's go to bed well good morning everybody we're just sitting here making some breakfast and.
Uh we got a visitor outside we're eating breakfast and we look outside and yeah hi moose oh he's coming towards it oh okay where you shut the door yeah you realize this is just oh look at that i think he was gonna take a go at the.
Window there for a second think of all the views we could get if a boost destroyed your house no thank you happy new year first day of 2021 the whole family and aunt melanie we're gonna go hike a glacier let's get you in the car you ready to go hike a glacier.
Yeah all right let's do it we're here at the matanuska glacier and this is negative two degrees so it is it is a bit nippy ready i'm ready all right guys you ready.
a great time well that was fun did you guys have a good time yeah they do summer and winter tours of.
The mad news glacier i'll put a link in the video description to this tour we're gonna try a reindeer wonton to go with our vietnamese spa reindeer jalapeno wontons nice a little spicy oh a little bit smokey though well guys it's our last day here in.
Alaska and we are doing the slow pack up but we've just had a fabulous trip you guys want to go get some milkshakes all right should we come back to alaska soon yeah yeah i think so we got ourselves all packed and ready to go and the airline canceled our flight and now we're not leaving for another.
Week so yeah hey better go find something to film we called up jake with how to alaska and i said hey you know my flight got canceled uh you wanna go camping again all right we're here i heard you guys forgot your eggs yeah we did we always forget something who wants to.
Get the eggs they might peck yeah the dark kid oh look at that big sucker that is a holy mackerel no wonder you guys got so many eggs look at that good haul salad right there you ready nate we're gonna have a good old time.
all right all right we got the ted set up we got some firewood we're gonna drop the trailer and take the snow machines up into the pass see if we can't find some rabbits or tarmigan and uh.
Hopefully we'll have a little something to cook up for dinner all right tom you ready yeah all right right now we're looking for tarmigan and this time of year they turned white so we're looking for an all-white bird.
In the middle of all this snow oh there's one two three four moose up there i think we've seen like 11 or 12 moose on this trip nathan what did you guys do i think you hit a tree well it's been a little eventful getting back to camp.
Luke got a snow machine stuck in a goalie and it took a good 30 40 minutes for all of us to get it out and by the time we got it out jake's snow machine had cooled down and the clutch froze so it's not starting yeah we're a good hour or so into just messing with snow machines.
Here watch out you don't want this strap snapping back at you either there we go all right we towed the snow machine all the way back to camp and uh we're gonna get a fire started get some food and get this tent warmed up it's cold you out want to back up this stuff scare.
The place yeah that's burning good all right nate you want some chocolate milk okay oh yeah okay chocolate milkshake right there all right should we get some dinner going and we kicked butt which always hell oh that smells good guys i think this is perfect who wants a tinfoil dinner.
Here the ingredients were kind of raw in there the key is that italian sausage man it's so seasoned so well jake and his boys are gonna head home and take care of that broke down snow machine and uh me tom and nate are gonna sit here and camp all night.
Tomorrow we've got some fun planned i think we're gonna try to go and see if we can't do a little hunting and maybe do a catchy cook we'll see what happens all right see you guys you got a long way to tow that snowmobile here come on i got your beds all made up.
Guys then i'm gonna hop into bed maybe watch the show on my phone and i'm gonna go to sleep and i'm gonna see you guys in the morning all right nathan you sleep well yeah but anyway we're liking star wars no man well jake and his family were kind.
Enough to let us have some of the fresh eggs their hens laid we're gonna make hard-boiled eggs here i think we've got guests good morning good morning we're mostly packed up you guys warmed up let's get ready to go hunting but we're gonna get hungry so.
I'm bringing some hot dogs are you having fun nathan yeah good there's one moose right there there's another one over there try to avoid the moose jake must have saw something he's got the gun out oh i think he's aiming at something oh there you go.
One down man that's beautiful so we were taking this zone machine up a hill and hit the kill switch and the machine died of course and we couldn't get him turned back on something's wrong with the machine all right guys we've been monkeying with this machine it looks like it's properly stranded here.
Can you tow that machine out or are you with that one or you have to get some friends to help you i can't tow it out with this one though we're gonna squeeze onto two machines and see if we can get back to camp can we see if the hot dogs are done all right are they cold or hot lukewarm giving them another 5-10 miles.
They would have been perfect we gotta thaw our buns out we froze our buns off all right who wants one what we got ketchup shave ice here i was saying the other day i've never our heroes we're saved we don't have to.
Cannibalize the children aren't they so pretty so it wasn't like he was rallying the machine or anything we're working on this thing and see if we can't get to get it running again that's the way it should that sounded promising you ready to go home yeah we made it back alive tommy are you okay.
You tired you're nathan your seat's over here bud it is late and i am going to bed and i will see you guys in the morning well it's our last day in alaska for the second time but uh today the boys are just doing their online school and.
I'm packing again getting everything ready we're gonna do a few fun things with family before we take off we got all the bags packed now we're gonna head out with the family go have some fun all right you guys ready go to the movies so we've rented a movie theater and my.
Family are all gonna go there we're gonna have our own private viewing it's actually pretty affordable there is no charge for awesomeness or attractiveness well that was a fun thing to do with the family uh unfortunately all good things must come to an end.
though you ready to head back no well guys did you have a good time yay oh and it's 46 degrees here in virginia and it feels so.
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