3 NIGHTS IN THE NORTH! – The Accumulate out about for Dart – The Long Boulevard Residence
Good morning slept pretty good it's nine o'clock now so i slept in it was well needed and uh pretty warm here so it's time to get up i think we are gonna be moving lakes tonight because of the lack of fish here so uh up and at them.
That's an alright view lashes in there that's all right take a big pancake probably ruin it there we go not so bad ah way to mess that up i have to put more oil down there oh she done see white chocolate chips in.
There bam i like this whole having a plate thing luxury all right we got our big old pancake and some local real canadian maple syrup all right none of the sanchima nonsense although it's still delicious yeah i.
Can't say i don't like that how the hell do you oh man yeah yeah nailed it oh yeah there's our island back in the boat time to head down the lake we really did want to stay here for two nights you know we busted our butts to get into.
Here and that was a whole plan to have a relaxed day which we haven't had but uh it's just what we're gonna do sit here and not fish all day long because it's supposed to be a fishing trip we're both in the same line uh to get out here so it's gonna take some work.
All the way out just to just to cover all their bases i got an x-rap on right now i've been fishing maybe i'll start trolling nice night last night real nice sunset it was worth getting here you know now we know like i said john had an idea to get back into these lakes for a while.
Only one way to find out again like i was saying too maybe maybe that's the reason there's real no no real portages into here or any signs of people at all not a fire scar on a rock not a campsite not not nothing um it's just because there's nothing back here.
This is the last lake and i don't know you can push on you can push on and make a loop out of it but this is just the start of that and it was a lot of work to get into here all right this is the steepest thing going this is the first start of the first portage today.
And i'm stuck there we go it's straight up though luckily we cleared it so it should be okay okay uh i didn't go past the big rock but it was worth it i'm happy i did it it was uh not so shabby with just the canoe.
No i've been here the whole time buddy just sitting coming up the second time i had everything i just carried my second backpack it was way too much my knees were wobbling yeah same yep so.
Well folks we ain't moving too quick today but that's understandable trying to get up this incline with the hard gear the heavy part of our load that way and into the bog we just that's such a heavy load too this is not seen in lord of the rings.
Where frodo goes down into the dead swamp mr frodo no there's just no solid ground i'm just calm i'm just commentary all right that's one trip down i'm gonna go back for a canoe i'm i'm actually starving that uh that pancake has worn right off i've.
Gotta switch something else hey look at this that's strange it's not from either of us maybe it is it's a deep oh okay nice look one down john all right we're on our last leg of the last portage for today just busting through these maples it'll put us on our first lake again.
Our second lake really uh first first backcountry lake where we started which we never camped on yet so we shall we'll give that a shot we'll give that the old try fishing can't be any worse than where we were and it puts us closer to our takeout.
Spot sometime tomorrow so all is well john started apologizing for the fishing and all the work to get back in here quote unquote no reason i said i don't regret a pain buddy well john how good does that feel having those done.
Phenomenal just a weight off our shoulders literally yeah there you go yeah it is a really good feeling very rewarding it was kind of daunting waking up knowing we had to do that but we got her done and now look at this beautiful lake go find ourselves a camp.
Yochai it's uh it's windier than it's been it's kind of nice it's not so hot it's keeping the bugs down still very sunny no real clouds to speak of john's over there on the other side of the lake we're just split up trying to just look for a good spot to camp seems.
Like it's par for the course now before we split up he said so are we just keeping any fish we catch now i mean in like we're gonna eat something we're gonna eat a fish if we catch it i said i think we better we'll see we shall see even if we just catch a couple of those small little lakers the size he ate he caught the first day.
The good little eaters i'm more than happy with that the wind is rushing it's not german i'm tucked in this little protected bay here it's pretty calm and relatively relatively nice but then over here i'm telling you the wind is just.
Whipping through the trees i don't know what john's doing maybe he's found a spot over there his boat station area in the water okay so i'm paddling up against the waves and wind to get to john over here he called out for me so i'm sure he's got a good spot or something over here pretty windy.
There's some white cops out here i had to really point my nose up upwind that was a paddle i haven't had to paddle like that all year no doubt wow that looks heavenly.
Okay okay i don't hate it okay oh i got to catch my breath that was a paddle and a half it kicked up like crazy here we go john's made me a nice little take out let's go see what this camp potential campsite is all about we got moss so it's good it's not all.
Labrador tea it's a pretty dense box nice yeah anywhere else you'd be like yeah let's move on i know this is here this is uh it's open in here like you kind of got a little caught steak out here again not perfect but better than what we've had and it's nice.
Moss no i like it and i think there's something over here too somewhat of a trail i imagine animal trail but at least it goes through or we will have access to firewood yeah man this is it eh yeah okay cool this is our best one yet hell yeah.
Um we'll have to find a spot for a fire eh yeah that's one thing maybe at the end there there's a rock or something we can go sit on yeah some rocks at the shoreline we'll figure it out bush buddy if nothing else maybe bush buddy's cool too.
Yeah this is uh this is the bus we've had and we go to that wind and even in here it's not so windy you can see it up there pushing the trees around so maybe it'll be best of everything keep the bugs down but not make us too cold yeah any uh standing dead wood here.
This would be a bad night that's pretty clear actually this guy's falling down he's small though yeah we'll cut that no this looks pretty simple no there's nothing eh that is rare yeah yeah it is actually no black flies around.
Oh dragon some dragonflies around too nice all right home sweet home paradise my feet are getting beat up pretty good on this trip i uh i wore these vast boots that i don't normally wear they're leather and.
Freaking they're too heavy they get wet and then they get super heavy and then they get mud in them and then i'm just used to wearing things like this or whatever so i brought camp shoes this time i'm gonna change into them because you gotta take care of your feet when you're out here.
You know they're leather and they're gore-tex too i believe yeah so they really soak up the water this weighs like i don't know man much more than what i'm used to so in the future i do have um some solomon hiking boots that are very lightweight like trail runners type things so.
Wore those on the last trip with doug to killarney i think that's what my footwear will be for this year you guys have seen in the past i have more trail runners i've wore um i used i started with big heavy boots but i bought trail runners and then those i think i like those they're a happy medium.
But i didn't know i tried a few different things for this trip that uh that i normally wouldn't do we've dubbed this trip camp failure there's little trees hanging over here clinging to life but it's evidently been that way for quite a while because check out this tree that it's.
Leaning against so that's the only one that that's that's the only truth that's hanging over our camp at all might as well take it down just play it safe it's got a weird angle kind of close to the other one my barrel oh no.
It actually didn't touch it i have abused this saw far too many times look at the dent in it uh so look at that thing oh yeah please well i just uh just got up from about a probably a half hour 45 minute nap i set.
Up my hammock to just get away from the bugs kind of thing get into the breeze and uh i was a little chilly so i threw my my thermal rest in there and i remember from back in the day when i used to use like a hennessy hammock that if you only blow the thermorest up like three quarters of the way it works much better so i did that and i was.
Super comfortable got my top gold in there everything had a pretty decent pitch on it today so i think i'm gonna just sleep in this it's much easier than setting up my tent and um yeah it's it was very comfortable so there is quite the breeze coming through here quite a bit of wind so i think i'll.
Pitch my tarp right above it kind of leave it open on the one side a-frame open on the one side with the option to pull it down here i'll get a ridge line across first all the paracord in the world is in here all right who knows what kind of knot we're gonna tie plenty of old man's beard lichen.
Lots of fire starters there's birch in this forest too oh speaking of which there is uh there's a dead one right there i'll go push it over in a bit perfect just made it okay cool this is looking good i'm pulling it back oh i gotta pull it this way some.
See that's the beauty of these toggles right you can see the end of the hammock i want it to come so slide it that way and then once i peg it down everywhere it won't slide around easy but perfect cover on both sides there it is not too shabby nice and airy protection from wind and.
Rain not that there will be any but i'll still be able to look up and see out i'll let you know in the morning if i feel the same way i'm getting pretty hungry i think it's time for some pepper beef and rice the bugs the bugs have found me after my hibernation you gotta say it looks.
Looks pretty cool how do you say it amok and look a mock it's pretty nifty all right hi it's uh you laid what is it was or perpendicular yeah perpendicular to the ridge line right so it needs this uh sleeping mat inside because otherwise there'd be nothing to.
Support you right and you can set that up like a chair and all that fun stuff yeah you can put your feet down and then pull some straps here you got chair mode for reading that's pretty cool there's a beer holder yeah nifty it's pretty nifty okey-doke gonna get the bush buddy.
Rocking i think believe it or not there are no rocks around here to put this bush buddy on top of up here so i got it in the top of my in in the dish part of my uh billy can my zebra i'm sure that'll be more insufficient and if not water here.
Water there and take care of it but i'm sure we'll be fine oh in the sun it's warm oh my goodness oh man oh man grossman got some burst bark and some small twigs and a lot of stuff in my water might not even need the birch bark but.
I'll use it it's not very sturdy it's all just moss there's no real ground here good thing is i only have to boil water it's not like i have to rehydrate in here i'm just boiling water and i'm pouring it into my alpine air pouch so this will be quick and i'll be.
Over over this done doing this we're gonna have to find a different spot if we're gonna have a fire tonight at all yeah we can't even we can't even do it in this like all right oh we're gonna fall over we've removed the oxygen oxygen absorber already.
Toasty we got a fill to easy fill line eight i believe it said easy fill eight two cups it's gonna be sketchy touch more a little bit more a little bit more soupy.
No we'll call it good we'll call it we can always add a little bit more at the end all right you're supposed to stir this and let it sit give it a little shake oh it expands when you shake it maybe don't shake it maybe don't shake it.
10 10 to 12 minutes i have some boiled water here if that's of any use to you well let's be honest i was gonna have popcorn for dinner there we are popcorn it up really yeah i had kind of a late lunch that's true big breakfast slash lunch.
Yeah yeah pretty generously looks as if the wind's dying down some i'm gonna go fish tonight that'd be ideal just checked the food got a couple more minutes to wait but uh that's a pretty nice sight man pretty good spot i'm glad the wind died down but the bugs.
Bugs are happy too oh there's one on my oh there's one of my oh one of my lens two one two on my lens all right finished product john's gonna make up some popcorn none of those jiffy pop nonsense no he's yelled at people he ate that stuff i was scared.
So just enough oil vegetable oil to coat the pan get that good and hot first and then add your kernel corn you just put a thin layer you said yeah just a thin layer if you stack the corn uh it's not gonna pop properly and even if even one layer of uh kernels in this pot is gonna fill.
The pot once they it all pops so yes yeah you can hear my oil starting to pop i could test it with some water but i'm sure it's good to go put in my popcorn hit a flash point there stuff started happening you can hear it yeah there she goes she's rocking stand back cooking with oil now.
It's a little scary it seems like something that's about to explode violently and eventually if you put too much in it'll like pop off the lid but this lid is actually on very tightly so it won't it's all warped.
And as soon as the popping starts to slow about now you might get a few more kernels if you leave it on but you might also burn your entire batch so it's not worth it right yeah very cool i'm gonna have to pick this up oh my that looks i have butter yeah yeah that looks amazing all right.
Oh yeah it is buttery yeah the oil coats it pretty well it's pretty good it's awesome for camping i'm telling you it it's so much better with the salt and vinegar powder but no doubt or whatever you know whatever your fancy is right actually ketchup sour cream and onion um mayo chop.
All right we going fishing oh it's just luck there's a beaver swimming over there beaver beaver imagine if we get close enough we'll slap his tail on the water no fish no fish joe johnny one fish well skunked once again.
I don't know what you think but i'm going back to the camp because i am a chili chili boy john collected some rocks along the shore so that was really cool now we can have a fire a little fire up there safely i gotta get warm i'm gonna throw like my puffy jacket on and uh.
I might steal a few popcorn kernels from you if that's all right nice yeah oh yeah we can double up on the oil yeah yeah but we'll sit around have a little fire may have some sketch some popcorn and uh tomorrow i think if we get up early enough we'll hop over the two.
Beaver dams uh me and john were saying uh to where he caught his uh laker the first day and if we can squeeze one out there that would be just a just a cap on the trip for us so maybe we'll try it in the morning we'll see.
Ah so we got to put uh the biggest rock biggest flattest rock we have down first to make uh to make sure we keep it up off the ground so start with that guy and build around it right here i think so yeah how's that yeah i think that's great just have to puzzle piece it.
I in more than walls we just want surface area yeah i think so we can just put a tiny little bit of a wall yeah call it good yeah circus areas a chimney stone we could rig up somehow this might work yeah we could do that yep yep it's pretty pretty weak pretty small but this one's cool.
We got what we got now yeah that's fine yeah it's gonna work good i tasted that one all right that looks alright hey yeah not too shabby i could burn stuff on that yeah it'll burn stuff it'll make some ash and check it out all.
This light can get old man's beard on the twigs it's gonna go up real good we're gonna keep this fire really small and uh smoky as possible we don't really need too much heat but we are going to keep it for the bugs and cook up some popcorn and stuff we're.
Going to douse it with a bunch of water the whole area before we go to bed as well just to make sure it's trying to be as safe as possible probably best practice i assume man camping here crown man just wood everywhere he came in parks and it's like.
It's a hike to find half this the tinder box in here man yeah it is yeah that's the reason we're being careful too oh yeah one spark it's pretty slick so all right we're camping now for real we got some garlic bread on let's put some cheese up on that piece.
We got popcorn i burnt it a little i burnt so low guys but you know what i'll put some montreal steak spice on there and some butter so we're just loving it it's super good you gotta be the first person on earth i don't know about that i think it's a pretty common thing.
Is it working it's so good it's honestly really good i would eat a handful of montreal sticks by itself what's wrong with your stomach joe i might put a piece of salami on there to be honest do you want that let's do that yeah yeah.
Yeah okay half rancid bam look at that we are not peasants out here i will tell you a little sorry at ya open this piece all right this is the closest to pizza we're gonna get we got garlic bread.
Salami surreacha i don't know why i'm talking like that ah we get a little smoked over here all right i'm gonna fold it calzone okay oh my god oh man i'm diving in bro with fried cheese too man.
This is to die for so john uses his food barrel that's how he's able to have things still intact like a freaking box of cookies or garlic bread or certainly something to be said about that yeah it doesn't work for a single carry though right oh it's all trip dependent man all.
Trip dependent you gotta figure out what you want to do what you're gonna do and then meet those parameters uh i like this though i like this a lot like this is worth a lot right now um all right we think it's time for bed now so we gotta take care of this fur.
Enjoy it oh yeah oh steam bath you can't see anything there you go i'm hoping i stay comfortable warm and asleep in this piece tonight and keep it not too full but with the cold air it did deflate a bit.
And sleep asymmetrically all right folks wish me a good sleep here because i hope i get one we'll see you in the morning good night well what was i thinking the past two nights oh my goodness that was a glorious sleep i slept like a.
Baby very comfortable and uh didn't have to even find a flat footprint my eyes were just swell shut though can you can you see that i think i got john playing a little bite i had about there yesterday and um i can see the bottom part of my eye just in my vision so that's good but.
There's been um a little bit of pitter powder rain throughout the night which was really nice on the tarp and also there's been some thunder this morning so it doesn't look too bad right now the sky is nice and clear but the big lake that we have to paddle out.
On is big the big lake is big so john's got a fire rocking already i think it's past nine o'clock we're gonna uh get some breakfast on oh son of a gun thunder loons breeze fire crackling some nice noises asmr overload.
I totally agree all right we're packing up camp right now like john was just saying we're gonna drop our stuff off stop off we're going to drop our stuff off on an island and go go hop over the two beaver dams into the other part of this lake where we where john caught the.
Baby laker the other day so if we can hop over into there and pull a few fish out and be happy boys and if not we will know that we exhausted every single possibility here and i'll feel all right about that too there is thunder quite often now so hopefully i can catch some.
In the camera for you guys but we'll leave the big camera out for now see how she goes so well jono a little buggy yeah we got to the end we made it we have a pretty decent paddle along this uh this big lake oops a little tilted.
Pretty decent paddle to get uh out here on this lake so we're fueling up at the end with some wraps and crackers and cheese and stuff just kind of wrapping up the trip here it was a really good time john was able to pull out oh i didn't tell you yeah as you can imagine my fishing was no.
Great on that last lake but john was able to pull a laker at the very last minute you were like ready to i was already at the damn like it was time to go and john's like bashar i'm just like crushed just crushed but happy for him but crushed spot you were just right like three times insulting.
Yeah but hey less than two fish over the course of however many days just does it's just not really you know i mean it's not really worth uh calling that fishing lake or going back in there for fishing or anything but we know that now so i'll probably i'll probably wrap it up here.
I'll probably wrap it up here huh huh thanks john for inviting me had a good time no thank you for enduring this with me if you've been awful alone and you never complain like john why would you pick this horrible route which it was it was horrible with not even the fishing to.
To compensate us so thank you good guy i'm sure we'll do it again we'll see you guys on the next one bye-bye check out john's channel backcountry angling ontario
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