4 Days By myself in Alaska – Bushcraft Tenting & Foraging Meals
4 Days By myself in Alaska – Bushcraft Tenting & Foraging Meals
Luke here at the outdoor Boys YouTube channel and I'm deep in the heart of the Alaskan Wilderness and for the next four days I'm building my shelters camping catching my dinner exploring glaciers and having a great time come along for the ride it's going to be a great video well there goes my ride.
beautiful well I'm Gonna Leave the kayak here and go look for a campsite foreign the first thing I'm going to do is explore a little bit well there's plenty of wood looks like a coyote's been walking up.
And down this beach keep finding tons of these little skeletons they feel really light like they belong to a bird a little sea urchin it's a fish jaw look at all his teeth that's the top half of a beaver jaw look what I just found those are bear paw prints right there.
Not sure what kind of bear it is but this is where I want to build my campsite well I walked about two miles round trip down the beach looking for a spring or creek didn't find anything I've got about four liters of water and that's enough for today and tomorrow but probably not enough for all four days.
But right now I've got to focus on building a shelter it's getting late foreign thank you all right I got a camp set up and not a moment too soon it's getting dark with the Rocks behind the fire and the canvas behind me this is really toasty which is good because it's gotten chilly.
Outside I could see my breath I knew I'd be getting to this spot kind of late so I packed a pretty simple meal got some uh got some cured salami and I got some smoked salmon and pilot bread I caught some silver salmon a couple weeks ago and I smoked them up and then I mixed the smoked salmon in.
With brie honey walnuts and garlic for dessert I have chocolate covered macadamia nuts got myself some blisters right there and there it's late and I've got a lot to do tomorrow I'm gonna put up the camera hopefully we won't have any bears joining us tonight.
See you guys in the morning oh good morning it's cold outside oh that's gorgeous oh before I get the fire started and start cooking breakfast I think I want to complete the fire ring foreign a couple perfectly shaped stones.
that one's promising I wouldn't mind another one of those I'm sitting here finishing breakfast and I can see A Flock of Seagulls diving on Bait fish right there maybe I need to rig up the rod.
Just checking my bait and I reeled in a flesh eating starfish all right we go put him back that's an eagle feather that's from a young bald eagle but a surf fishing wasn't really paying off and we've got a few hours before high tide so I'm hiking back to the.
Kayak to see if we can go do some kayak fishing while I'm at it I want to keep an eye out for a water source I only got about a liter and a half of fresh water left so I've got to go look for water foreign tell you what I was just thinking I wish I had a hat I hope there's not lies in it.
We got the bald eagle up there oh those are such a big bird all right we got some water oh that's uh that's brackish there's definitely a fair amount of salt water in that so this right here is a tidal River it changes Direction based on whether the Tide's coming in or out so I.
Think I'm gonna put my kayak in and catch a ride out into the bay see if we can't catch some fish stop and do a little bit of lunch before I get on the kayak movie covered mango we let the current take me down the river a little fish a little bit in the lagoon When the tide switches we'll.
Catch the current back sure nice not having a paddle but I'm hearing an ominous roaring noise down that direction we got some pretty serious Breakers here but if I flip over in this I'm gonna go hypothermic immediately I mean there's literally ice washing up on the beach this water is so cold it hurts to put.
Your hand in it but I've been sitting here for a few minutes and I haven't seen any breakers off to the left so I think that's the trick crap oh that was a lot crazier than I intended yeah I may not be going back that way oh this iceberg's making crazy noises it.
Sounds like it's being deep fried the ocean water is about 40 45 degrees and so it's substantially warmer than the ice oh that is cool I want to see if I can catch myself a fish for dinner and usually the fishing's better when you're fishing underneath Cliffs as opposed to Beach.
Thank you oh hello Liz it's a little baby salmon oh I got the little baby silver won't fill me up but he'll taste just fine well we'll keep him oh look at this count green nice little kelp Greenly.
Oh there we go oh little baby kelp grilling oh oh another kill Greenlee foreign Ling aren't horrible but I like other fish better and I think I'm gonna catch something.
That is what we want there we go look at that black bass where there's one of those there's usually more oh oh we got a big one we got a nice fish oh look at that I believe this is a copper rockfish.
I'm gonna go ahead and put him back you're only allowed to keep one of those per day oh there we go oh another Black Mass you allowed three of these per day but I'm not gonna eat both of these suckers I got enough food oh there we go oh look at that beauty what a feisty fish.
Little Puffin swimming right by me over there another black bass I could have limited out there we go another big black bass well the fishing's been pretty awesome I've got dinner and I've lost count how many fish I caught but I'm getting.
Thirsty and water's getting really low I need to go find a source of drinking water I'm so glad to see this water that is all the water we had left this is the best water filter system it just pulls it through with gravity I got four liters of drinking water and.
Three liters I can filter later ah that feels good to have water I've been stressing about that dang some of those waves are popping up six feet tall I'm just gonna Portage the kayak over this little spit of land over here that way I can avoid all that craziness.
Over there we go we're back in the river and we're rapidly moving the opposite direction we were a few hours ago man that current is ripping if I were to stay on this River it would take me to a lake full of icebergs and an enormous Glacier that's calving into the lake I really want to go see that but that'll.
Have to wait for tomorrow foreign well that wasn't great well there we go we caught dinner and survived to tell the tale it was a little cold last night and it's supposed to get even colder as the week goes on so I'm gonna bust out my stove.
Oh I think it's time to cook some fish and a little bit of maple syrup there we go put it in the smoke but out of the Heat got a little bread flour in these here walking miles on those rocks with these boots has just been killing my feet.
That is some beautiful fillets right there a little pepper smoked paprika ticket and mole here there we go you got chicken and mole green Hatch Chiles and lots of Rockfish.
Some salsa Rockfish is such a firm white meat really good oh that was good for dessert I'm gonna finish off my bread with a little bit of honey I don't know what it is but there are a few things better than warm bread and honey.
Ah that was good oh I will see you guys in the morning good morning putting this stove in last night was the best idea ever oh it's so toasty idea oh pancakes are hard to beat I guess technically this is breakfast in bed.
Nice okay foreign 's done it's tiny but good well despite the weather I really want to go see that glacier this is the bald eagles footprint look at the size comparison to my hand.
From one Talon to the other that's probably eight inches oh darn I missed the tide it's heading the wrong way I might be able to get up against the current we'll see in the middle of the river the current's moving faster than I can paddle but maybe if I stick to the sides I can.
Sneak Upstream oh my hands are so cold all right check out that eagle a bunch of pink salmon right there look at that I think I made it to the lake that feeds the river now it's hard to see with all this fog.
But there's an enormous Glacier falling into this Lake somewhere over there I just gotta see if I can find a way through all this ice oh that'll buff out I gotta be careful going in between these icebergs some of these weigh more than buildings and as the tide goes up and down they're gonna shift and move around this clear water.
Can disappear or worse yet you can get squished in between two big icebergs all right this place is just full of seals and sea otters I've seen like 20 of them this ice pack goes on forever ice it comes from the bottom of the glacier is super compressed and has that really cool blue color.
The fog lifted and I can see the face of the glacier the tide switches in about an hour and a half and it's taken me three hours to get here so I better get heading back foreign I know I'm hungry when I'm double fisting it full of that kayaking wore me out that.
Was about five hours thank you well it's almost dinner time and I got some bread dough left over so I think I'm gonna make a Bushcraft bread oven we got the oven stuff full of wood got the dough rising in the pot all right.
Just stick it over here and let it rest there we go oh is there anything better than warm fresh bread yes warm fresh bread with honey butter oh that was so good oh the crust is so crispy on this thing oh I'm getting so full I've got a belly full of warm bread and.
It's nice and cozy in here I'm gonna just kind of take it easy I'm sore after all that kayaking away in the summer signed a number she worked in the description though here we go nice little wooden spoon well I think I made a little bit of a.
Mess here it's been a fun relaxing evening but I've got to get to bed I've got to get up early in the morning I'll see you guys then oh good morning I've got to hurry up and get packed I hate packing up in the rain all of my.
Gear is soaked and dirty all right now I just gotta wait for my ride look at that there's a whole bunch of seals right out there trying to catch pink salmon oh there's my boat whoa I don't don't need my shower for.
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