24 hour – NO FOOD CHALLENGE – take food or tear hungry. EP 78
24 hour - NO FOOD CHALLENGE - catch food or go hungry.
WHATS GOING DAWGIES WELCOME BACK!
Is there a better feeling than being alone in the bush with no food? (no there is not)
In this 24 HOUR NO FOOD CHALLENGE I head out into outback Australia with no food on a solo camping mission.
Sleeping on the tinny was the plan but not everything goes to plan out here!
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let's go oh oh there it goes it's just about to give it a little blow blow that's what it's all about that's bad that's real bad.
What's going on doggies welcome back to another video all right this one is gonna be bloody fun and i am super pumped about it so this this is our bedroom for the night you and me we're doing a solo camping mission on the tinney we've got no swags we got no bedding we got none of that comfort stuff it's just literally we're just.
Gonna be sleeping on the floor possible sand fly mosquito invasion who knows we're about to find out where that sun sets but the sun has just popped its head up a couple of hours ago we're out here in the tinny and um from now on in we've got no food a little bit of water a couple of beers in the esky this is just going to be one of those good old.
Bloody camping trips except we don't have any food there isn't even a crumb of bread on this boat so what i want to do is what i want to try to do is we're going to make a seafood basket trying to get crabs try to get squid try to get fish catch as much beautiful eating seafood as we can punch it on the beach start a fire cook it up.
But it's just going to be a bloody good time so we've got crab pots here a little bit of bait in that esky there a couple of fishing rods and that is all we have oh we got the bow and arrow and we've got a spear gun so we've got all the torque we've got all the gear we've got no idea so that's what we're doing we're just gonna go and have a hell of a.
Time stay tuned first thing we're doing is we're going to get crabs well i can tell you something for free we are not alone out here the sand flies are next level i'm talking there's like a like a bloody cloud of sand flies around my head right now so.
They're gonna be itchy it's gonna be an itchy night but this looks like incredible mud crab country never been here before it looks incredible the whole entire floor is just covered in baby little oysters and then as you come up here it's really good looking mud crab ground.
Surely there's gonna be a couple of muddies floating around in here looks really good the only problem is right now we don't have a lot of time before this is going to be completely filled with water and the mud crabbing is going to be out of the window so we've got to make our make this time.
As useful as possible we're going to really start hunting looking for holes looking under these rocks that big mama crab because we've only got a little bit of time and we're going to be swimming back to the boat so let's go let's start getting into the full jungle mode we're going to find ourselves a big filthy.
Crab that is what we're looking for have a look at this you can see all of this freshly dug up sand it doesn't match anything else in the area it's all been dug up and then you look over here there's a big hole right there.
Let's have a dig hopefully we'll get some big mama out of that look at it how is there no one home that's an empty hole so so so strange it's like.
This is probably the seventh hole and you can see how big this hole is that is a big crab hole you can see that a crab's been here because all the shell and debris has been kicked up out of the hole nothing else will do that but they're just all empty probably this is probably the good.
Fifth sixth seventh hole i've come up to and they're bone dry then they're not very deep either so that's at the back of the hole and it's only probably 600mm deep which is strange maybe the crabs are down the creek it's very very weird but we are getting pushed in by this tide so make our way back to the boat you can.
See that's where i was walking way out there before that tide's pushing in the tin is probably way up on the mangroves already but not giving up we'll keep going we'll find a crab all right we are 100.
On here right now look at this that is a hermit crab living in a massive shell but that's not what i want to show you what i want to show you is out here look at this there's a massive stingray not a massive stingray but there's a little blue spot stingray don't know if you can see him right there and then just in the water.
As that tide's pushing up that crabs come out of his hole now there's a crab there the only problem i have here it's going to be a massive problem is that he's out of his hole oh let's go now go now go now oh.
What's going on he's got no claws have a go at that for a win look at this g'day mate what's happened this poor fella's had a hard life that's a big crab that's a real big crab he's got three legs oh look where he's living.
This is the mud crab mecca there are holes everywhere i probably got here on the wrong tide but look at that that's a big boy have a go at this look at that that is that would have been a decent sized mud crab.
You can see that is look i don't know what's happened to this fella he's obviously been in an absolute war with a monster crab he's lost both of his claws he's lost one two three four five of his legs so i don't know if this fella is going to.
Lie live but look at the size of that shell it's as big as my hand that's a big crab poor little fella don't know his chances of living but i don't feel right eating this crab there's obviously going to be a lot of meat up here in the back here all these legs full of meat but i'm not going to keep him just i don't feel.
Right keeping that easy catch but we'll let him go i don't even know what his odds of survival are going to be to be honest he's got no claws to eat anyway let's put him back hopefully he'll survive grow his claws back become a big strong man again beautiful crab let's let him go.
See you mate hopefully he lives there three legs hard life look at this off he goes into that hole that's what we're looking for crabs sitting like that so that tide has really kicked itself in the guts right now it is pumping in and we're really quickly.
Losing the ground where we want to be getting the mud crabs it's just rushing in this water so what i think we're going to do is what i'm going to do is now what we're going to do is you're with me we're going to um jump in the tinny which is probably right up against those.
Mangroves smashing on those oysters and um we're gonna go and try to catch these crabs in a different method i'm not leaving here without a crab so we'll um change to method b or plan b see if we can get one that way because these mud crab holes are all starting to.
Fill up with water and it's um not as easy oh look at the tide it's absolutely gushing in this is good this is good let's get in the tinny try plan b we can even flick a few lures around as well sort of find your way out of this maze all right.
Let's get out of here let's go and try plan b ah let's go and try plan b oh yeah that smells like all right so this is plan b we've got a.
Handful of crab nets we've got a bucket that oh this smells so bad but in there is a couple of fish frames from one of our last spear fishing trips so we've got oh you should smell this couple of big coral trout heads a couple of other fish frames in there that absolutely bloody stinks but it should be the little.
Five-star meal for these crabs so this is what we're going gonna do now drift along the edge of this bloody mangrove system up here we're gonna drop these nets all the way along these mangroves and hopefully we can just pick up one crab one crab is all we need we found one he only had three legs poor little bastard.
He had a hard life that's what we're gonna do drop the pots along all the way down we can go we can go as far as we bloody want mate this is freedom so we're just gonna do that drop the pots come back pick them up see if we can get a crab in a pot we've still got a lot of other things to put on the menu today bombs away.
All right this has got to be the lucky part this is the big dirty coral trout head let's go baby oh later just like that we've got five pots set and ready to go so hopefully we can get a big dirty crab in one of those pots so.
This is our bedroom for the night this is where we're gonna be sleeping we've got no camping gear we've got no sleeping gear we've got the very very basics of cooking gear and that's pretty much all we have we've got no food a couple of beers in the esky block of ice in the esky to keep the fish crabs whatever we catch fresh and.
That's pretty much all we've got so what we're doing right now is letting them mud letting them pot soak and we're just cruising around exploring this epic little mangrove system looks like up here there's a little bit of an inlet of a creek so it probably would have been the zone to drop the pots to be.
Honest we'll have a look we'll go for a little bit of an explore but this is us for the next 24 hours we'll anchor up out at sea or we'll anchor up inside this creek here somewhere sleep the night right there on the floor and hopefully we don't get smashed by sand flies mosquitoes too bad but it's part of living.
And i love it look at this man this is where i should have put the mud crab pots this is absolutely beautiful in here 1.2 meters deep you're trying to tell me there ain't no mud crabs in here this is the mud crab mecca.
Look at it this is what it's all about the home of the mud crab maybe maybe not big mud crab let's go empty right i'm gonna change location.
It's not heavy not good it's too light there's nothing in it yeah kid nanya all right let's go we're going back to that amazing creek that was horrible so.
oh man look at this santa's this is mud crab country for days look at it it's beautiful oh straight into it ah.
all right that'll do i just want to grab this stick and just stuck it stick it in the mud like that just so i know that the boat is in line with that stick because we're going to go on a big mission and as you can see.
It's very bloody easy to get lost so we know the boat is in line with that stick let's go let's go see if we can catch a crab shoot a mullet something like that there it is over there under that tree it's a long shot stay there stay there.
Oh what that was extremely close a little bit too high your mangrove all right this is a bloody hard shot but that's a sand whiting right there oh we're nearly here to sand whiting if you're shooting sand whiting you're a.
Bloody good shot oh as if that didn't get oh i did get it did i no the ground's just bubbling that was really close but there's still no food well i've been walking around for quite a while.
And the problem is that the mangroves are just so dense they're just so thick there's not even like a little keyhole where i can take a shot of the fish there's just it's just this is like proper rugged outback australia right now there is not one footprint footprint from a human like there's not even kangaroo tracks cow tracks nothing.
There's like i'm the only person with footprints in this whole area it's pretty sick but at the same time it is super dense dense so hopefully once that tide sort of comes into a neat stage those pots will activate we'll get a crab in the pot but right now no crabs no fish we're not gonna give up we'll keep going but it's.
Taking a lot longer than i thought to get a crab so maybe we're just gonna spend the whole day getting crabs there's nothing wrong with that but um be good to go put a few arrows through a few big mullet put them on the fire that'll be sick we'll keep trying oh i hit it.
That was the perfect mullet and it just did a little jump hit it on the side and took off i must have just clipped it that was dinner we're definitely in here that's dinner it's just sitting oh you've got to be kidding i'm missing these fish by literally.
I'm missing this fish by like three mil two mil that was a big sand wadding sitting here in the shallows you'd want to bloody hope those pots have got a crab in them because i tell you what if they don't we're going hungry tonight a couple of cold tins in the esky they're gonna go down a treat.
But i've been walking around for a bloody long time and these fish are super spookish like you make one step you one little bubble comes out of the mud boom they're gone and they're not big either i haven't seen any big mullet i haven't seen any anything really big so i'm just going to keep walking keep persisting but this.
Tire should just about be at its peak now so i've got to get back to the tinny before the tide goes out or we're going to be high and dry in the mangrove system until the next uh tired turn so a little bit further up here and then we've got a big steam back to the tinny but no mud crabs no mud grab really holes i've been poking around and um a.
Few shots at fish but unsuccessful so far we will get one let's go we ain't going hungry there is very very little fish and if when you see him i'm just missing him by one two mil it's incredible but the problem that i'm having now is the landscape's changing.
This is all rock there's these epic little rock pools everywhere and i'm just using a standard arrow i like to do this because it's a lot more fun but if this arrow hits the rocks or if any arrow hits these rocks it's dead so i've got to make up my mind i've only got one arrow and we're about 40 minutes away.
From the boat so smart shooting or um we're going to be done with this arrow it's epic look at it though it's got to be a big mullet just floating somewhere in here all right this is um.
Going to turn into a real-life survival situation that was really really hard didn't see any any fish like i was shooting at sand biting probably that big probably wouldn't even fill me up a couple of mullet super spooky as soon as you see them boom they're gone so.
New place new rules of fishing i suppose but it's completely different the last last place i tried so what we're gonna do is now go check these crab pots fingers crossed we've got the big bertha crab in one of those pots and i hope that i don't regret letting old old mate three-legged jackson go because that could have been the um three-legged mud.
Crab damn it anyway let's go and check these pots and then we'll um we'll just have to make a plan from there there's mullet swimming right at the back of the boat right now maybe i should have a shot from the boat let's try.
All right we've really got to go that tide is starting to push back out and we're going to get stuck in this creek and there's no way i'm sleeping here there are so many sand flies i'm going to go pick up all of the nets drive up the creek drive back i just had a crack i just had a shot at the mullet.
But i didn't have a shot i just stood here so many of them down here they're so smart man you stand here you can see them swimming all around but as soon as you pull the bow back boom they've gone straight out into that deep water you can see these leaves they're now going from the left to the right of your screen which means that water's pushing.
Back out to sea this is going to be bone dry in probably about 40 minutes that creek's probably going to be undrivable so we need to get my ass into gear pick up them pots i've got absolutely no idea what we're going to do if we don't get a crab in one of these pots we're going to have to go out fishing.
Wide it's super windy out in the ocean by the seams of it in here it's windy in the mangroves which means it'll be windy out there i don't know what we're going to do sit around the fire drink tins all night now we've got to get something man it can't be this hard oh this is gonna literally turn into a survival challenge.
Oh no oh no not good you're joking nothing but a clump of seaweed no why no crabs in any pot that's bad that's real bad.
we're getting flogged out here a little bit windy a little bit rough we've got a bloody long way to go to the next spot and um it is 3 30 in the afternoon so i've spent the whole entire day trying to catch crabs and we caught nada not even one oh we.
Got one crab but we let him go because he was an injured fella so um i think i'm going to give up on crabbing and we're going to go try to get a couple of fish or squid or i don't know we just need to eat something around the fire.
Probably day for him but it's really struggling right now welcome to fishing ah this is horrible all right we've got no food it is pretty bloody windy the chop is just coming into tinny i'm soaking wet the floor of the boat where i'm supposed to be sleeping is soaking.
Wet and i'm starving so what i'm going to do is on the way back to the car i've got the car parked way down there i beach launched the boat what i'm going to do is jump in with a spear gun we've got about i don't know 20 minutes of light it's going to be dark so we need to get some food before the sun goes down i'm going to chuck on.
A mask and snorkel jump in the water see if we can can't shoot a fish because um this is just hectic no crap i spent the whole day crabbing so let's um let's see if we can find ourselves a fish on the gun hopefully fingers crossed we get a fish it's all we need to do is cook the fish around the fire.
All right let's go this is plan plan bloody what is it we've done abc this is plan d jesus christ wet is on let's go let's go see if we can plug a fish off this little bomby here i've got about now i've got about i don't know that's that over there is probably about 15 to.
20 minutes of sunlight left so if there's no fish on this rock we're done and dusted we're just gonna starve tonight but i'm gonna get in right now let's have a look so so.
uh oh how good that's what i'm talking about we got food we got dinner check this out have a look at that for an absolute specimen beautiful little cold trout it's a beautiful eating size it's not a monster but it is a beautiful eating sized coral.
Trout lovely little fish i was just about to shoot a spanish flag i was like looking at them flag i'm like there's got to be something better on this bombing and then this fella popped his head out he had a look and he went straight back in his hole so we're playing cat and mouse for about i don't know seven to ten minutes and he finally.
Come out curious little fish and then whack we got him straight in the head put him to sleep boom there's dinner all right let's go and start a fire cook this fella up i'm starving and we've got one of the best eating fish in the sea in my hands right now how good baby that's what it's all about there we go cheers to that doggies we've.
Finally got a little bit of food for the fire tonight and it took just about the whole entire day that's where spear fishing just seriously comes into its own because you can be selective it's pretty easy and um yeah it's just steer fishing so much easier but look i'm going to change the plans a little bit there is a stiff.
Disgustingly strong southwest uh southerly wind right now i'm getting sprayed with water and um i'm not gonna be sleeping on the boat my car's probably about three or four k's down there on the beach so i'm going to rip the tinny out of the water and we'll start a fire up around the car and we'll have a good old feed still camping but.
It's not going to be sleeping in the tinny i don't trust my shitty little 20 anchor in this strong wind overnight i'll probably end up in china so see you guys when i'm ripping the boat up it's going to be dark but it is what it is we got a fish for dinner and that was the main game yeah i love this ain't.
That good let's go it's a little bit body cold right now but we made it back to dry land just before dark it's literally the sun is literally setting so i'm gonna go get the troopy rip the boat out of the water we'll go start a fire roll out the swag and have a hell night.
Come on you big rig get up there oh well i'll tell you what it is well and truly dark right now that sun has completely gone a long long bloody time ago and i've just found a beautiful little camp spot away from the wind kind of tucked away.
From the wind it's blowing a gale up there but this is pretty nice just just kick the fire and the guts got to go feel it that fear i'm not going to fill up the fish got to go gut the fish scale the fish and then we are going to have dinner i am that hungry you wouldn't even understand but um i'll show you guys where we're sleeping.
Tonight it is pretty bloody epic welcome home yeah this is where we'll be sleeping tonight pretty magical littlest place ocean is just there nice little fire going collected a couple of sticks probably needed a couple more here's the tinny here's the wall that's giving us shelter all right.
That's it i'm going to start cleaning this fish bang it on there i am absolutely starving let's go what a way to spend the afternoon mate all right so first off we've got cold beer in here we have i just made a little grass what do you call that a basting stick or something and then in here.
We've got a little bit of olive oil a couple of herbs couple of flavors in there that's gonna sit over there we'll use that in a second and here is the beautiful fish we got today so what i've done i've scaled it i've cut slices in one side slices in the other and that is gonna.
Sit right there on that beautiful cooking coals that we've made so that's just gonna sit there and um it shouldn't take too long we've got a nice little fire in the corner perfect cooking coals here that is going to be incredible so what we're going to do is get a little baster.
Get a little do do it and then it's going to give it a dance we're just going to keep doing this the whole night until it's cooked so we'll do that flick him up just continue that process all night until it's done slow cooked it's gonna taste absolutely.
Incredible oh yeah look at this mate this i'm gonna say it every time i do say it every time but you just can't beat this it's actually the best thing ever so we were originally supposed to be.
Sleeping in the tinny out in the ocean i know change plans massively but hey it's a pretty good bloody change of plans i was after we went spearfishing and got that fish i was soaking wet my only shirt was wet the carpet in the boat was wet and i was like man that's gonna be one haggard night so we've definitely made an upgrade.
That's for sure and um look this fish is smelling incredibly good have a look at it it is looking bloody beautiful that's actually something about cooking on a fire you just cannot nothing beats it.
Slow cooked coral trout over the fire mate how bloody beautiful does that look it smells it smells and looks incredible the taste is going to be epic when you do that oil there's a moth going psycho on the ground there but have a look at that one side you get.
This beautiful white fleshy meat and then on the back side you get a crispy skin coral trout has a beautiful skin it turns extremely crispy if you keep it on the fish but here we go look at that pure mate oh.
That is incredibly good that's really bloody good that's the first thing i've eaten all day wow hmm it's got to be up there with one of my favorite fish in the sea look at that skin crispy skin delicious all right that's it for me.
I'm gonna sit here smash this whole entire fish probably have another beer i've got no idea what we're doing in the morning but anyway season in the morning for coffee time i'm going to turn the tunes on sit back crank the fire up and do what i do best much love dogs and i'll see in the morning.
Oh see that moth literally just flew into my head oh it's hot oh look at this oh man that moth was so stupid i was just watching that moth then flying around landed on my head flying around.
I just walked and walked and walked into the fire why oh oh yeah best way to wake up look at this have a go good morning you know what time it is.
Yeah all right i've just chucked a couple of little baby sticks on that fire there is no need for a lighter or any kind of tinder that's going to take off pretty much instantly that's still gonna be boiling hot underneath from last night so um i'm gonna get the coffee stuff ready we're gonna make a coffee and um.
What are we gonna do today the world is our oyster we can do whatever we want look at it oh bloody good all right it needs a little bit of a oh there it goes it's just about to give it a little blow blow and it went up.
Absolutely bloody beautiful look at that coffee time oh yes it's ready yes it is have a look at that where's that going to go i can go there for a sec ain't nothing like coffee time.
All right i know what we're doing today what we're doing today is the same as what we did yesterday we're going mud crabbing again all i want to do is just eat a massive mud crab claw around the fire that is the goal and that's what we're doing so as soon as you have a coffee it just clicks something in your brain and it starts.
Starts making you think smart so that's what we're doing we're going mud crabbing again today same same location same bloody place just a different time i'm going to get there a little bit earlier so we can use that low tide to its absolute maximum so i'll take you guys on that adventure but it's going to be in another video because this video.
Is probably dragging on a little bit right now so thank you so much for watching alright as always doggies thank you for the support love you all and i'll see you in the next video
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