-60F/-51C Frosty weather Camping in Hot Tent
Extreme Winter Camping at (-60F/-51C) alone with my 4 year old son in our hot tent. The extreme cold tests all of our gear and makes everything difficult. But we had a great time and made some amazing food.
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Out tent is the Arctic Oven Igloo.
Sleeping bags are the Feathered Friends Snowy Owl
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Food: Raclette Cheese, Reindeer mango Curry, Rice Pudding, Bacon and Eggs
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oh there we go you gotta dig is it cold out here yeah it's really cold and the temperatures are only going to get colder should we go camping.
So cold all the plastic is frozen hopefully nothing breaks you have to kind of insert the pole the elastic's not very stretchy at this temperature all right got step one done i better get this thing off and going whoa oh my lips are getting numb it's hard to.
Stalk the tarps so frozen and crinkled it's too small to fit in all the grommets i'm having a yank on it for all my worth to get it to stretch and go where it's supposed to go.
There we go we got heat thank goodness well it's four o'clock and we're already busting out the flashlights just sit down right oh here nice now i want you to sit down right over here is that warm.
here we go there you go buddy can sit back there there we go we were really slow getting started this morning it took us a lot longer to get here than i anticipated and it's already dark it's 4 30 and it is bitterly cold but we got the.
Tent out with the stove on jacob's warm finally we're doing okay all right let's get in and get buttoned down for the night all right got a caribou hide down here on the grounds can take my boots off oh that really helps another hide to sleep on.
Oh yeah i take some layers off it's hot in here oh well jake what do you think are you warm good let's get our sleeping bags out i'll let the sleeping bags puff up i'm gonna put a thermometer up here so we can see how warm it gets in the tent.
And i've got another thermometer i'm gonna put outside oh look at my arm my arm is steaming that's right let that melt get some hot water going.
Up here the very top of the tent it's 98 degrees the heat from the stove rises and collects at the top of the tent so there's real extreme temperature differences in here my head's kind of sweaty but my feet are kind of numb let's put the thermometer down here and i'll show.
You the difference so check it out here on the floor it's right around freezing at 32 degrees i have another thermometer here on the bed you can see that this one's at 60 degrees so that makes a huge difference in temperature just being off the floor a little bit every inch off the ground you get in a hot tent the warmer you're.
Gonna be that's why you use cots in these things it makes a huge difference to being a cot versus on the ground thermometer says we're right about negative 40. it is cold out here guys and it's only gonna get colder tonight oh my goodness i went outside for just a few minutes without my balaclava on and.
My ears hurt so bad oh it happened so quick it's a 138 degree difference between outside and inside it's a little early for full-blown dinner so we're going to have pre-dinner and we're going to do a traditional swiss camping food called rock-alette rocklet raclette rocklet braclet.
Okay it's pronounced raclette but basically it's broiled cheese on potatoes and bread you can use roclette or gruyere or maybe even gouda all the frost on my knife still cuts i'd put some olive oil and salt on some potatoes here we got the cheese potatoes and breads.
Underneath the stove let's see what happens look at that oh that smells amazing bread is just perfectly toasted oh that tastes so good this is basically a fancy pantsy swish grilled cheese sandwich that's so good that is so warm and tasty.
This recline is so good i almost forgot i got some salami to go with it oh yeah it is so nice and warm in here but the ground is so cold my toes are frozen this feels nice oh ho negative 51. oh man.
Much much warmer in here it is so cold out there and so nice in here you want some hot chocolate yeah yeah all right i'll get you some hot chocolate so this thing right here is a water tank you put a bunch of snow in here or water whatever and uh it heats up against the.
Side of the stove and then you can just turn this get hot water whenever you want it you gotta admit that's awesome it really is oh we already got some diced onions and olive oil.
There we go we're going to add some cut up reindeer sausage here are you getting too hot yeah okay here let's take your jacket off let's uh open the window a little bit and we can go and shut the flue a little bit this tent is made by arctic oven and the.
Model is called the igloo and i've heard people claim it's the warmest hot tent in the world and i think they're right i mean it's negative 51 outside and we're having to open the window and shut the flu on the stove box a little bit i think the only way i can improve this tent is to have a battery powered fan on the roof to blow.
The hot air down and maybe more insulation on the floor that's about it i got the boiling bag rice i'm gonna start cooking that up and uh we're gonna have curry here a little bit all right we got some mango curry sauce we're gonna add to our reindeer and onions this might be the first mango reindeer.
Curry ever made all right bread's cold i heat that up we got reindeer mango curry you want to try some of that bud you like.
That oh that is good you need to use a potty okay let's get out and pee buddy it's gonna be cold there you go got your balaclava all right come on out that's crazy you go p and your p just starts freezing immediately there's like this little p snow that kind of dusts off it.
All right let's get back in looks like we've gotten down to about negative 55. all right oh yeah here get it here hop in buddy get get back in i'm a pretty lucky dad to have such a sweet boy comes camping with me may have bribed him with a lot of hot.
Chocolate and cartoons but i'm still grateful that he came i'm gonna pull out jake's sleeping bag here let it fluff up and warm up this is the snowy owl from feathered friends it's a negative 60 bag it's as far as i can tell the warmest sleeping bag in the world and feathered friends will even customize the length for you so i had.
Them shorten it quite a bit so it'll fit the boys these are real serious sleeping bags and that's what you want in this situation because when i go to sleep this fire is going to die down and i may not wake up in time to stoke it so if you have really good bags then you're not going to have to wake up as much to stoke the.
Fire if you have crappy bags you're gonna be waking up every hour to two hours to feed the fire it's it's kind of miserable we had a lovely dinner but we've got a lot of leftover rice so i think i'm gonna make a little bit of dessert do you want some rice pudding all right i got some milk with a little.
Bit of vanilla extract in it and i've got all the spices in this bag it's basically sugar cinnamon nutmeg some fennel seed a little bit of salt and lots of raisins basically we're going to boil that mixture until about eighty percent of the rice is broken down then we're gonna add a little bit of butter and we're.
Gonna crack an egg in it and it's gonna be rice pudding rice pudding's looking pretty good all right let that cool down a little bit and then we'll have some beautiful rice pudding all righty that looks chilled.
Hey the rice pudding looks pretty good might be a few splinters in it and definitely a few caribou hairs but other than that it's good i do like rice pudding do you like it yeah i'll tell you guys what do you want to do next what's your mouse.
I need to get a marshmallow stick and it's going to be cold that looks like negative 57 to me maybe dang it it is serious so brittle it just snapped yeah this is a this is a green switch look at that oh it is so cold out there i i breathed.
In and it like it was making me cough that is no joke out there is that good yeah nobody it's late i think we need to get you to bed you look tired you got marshmallow on your face look at all this.
You tucked in there you warm good all right good night jacob jacob's asleep and i'm getting ready for bed i gotta go get a bunch more kindling and tinder if the fire goes out in the middle of the night and we're freezing we need to be able to start it again really quick.
Without getting out of bed i've got all my logs cut and split and some kindling my fire starting equipment all within arm's reach so i can get the fire stoked up or restarted without having to get out of my bag another thing i did is i put a little bit of rope around jacob's sleeping bag his bag is so puffy i'm worried about him.
Getting too close to the edge and maybe melting a hole in it or something what i really need is a piece of chicken wire that i can just wrap around the stove to keep people from accidentally bumping into it when they're asleep but uh i think this will do for right now that fire is roaring i'm gonna turn that down a.
Little bit there we go calm the fire down a little bit i'm just gonna kind of hunker down for the rest of the night we've got about 12 hours before the sun comes up so uh we're just gonna kind of take it easy i'm gonna read a book a little bit get to bed and just enjoy a quiet warm night hopefully.
I just stepped outside to use the bathroom before going to bed and thermometer says negative 58. oh oh it's cold i think i get back in oh oh i stepped outside for one minute and it feels like i'll never be warm again.
I'm going to bed guys i'll see you in the morning take you up had a little bit of a fitful night's sleep i was just worried about jacob make sure he was okay and so i was checking on him throughout the night and ended up stoking the fire pretty regularly still.
Managed to get some decent sleep and man these sleeping bags are warm though i really had nothing to worry about me and jake both woke up too hot not in the middle of the night at some point but it's about 9 00 a.m and i'm gonna get the fire cranked up then we're gonna get up make some breakfast sun will be up in about hour and a half.
Look at this got a little cold last night on the floor of the tent uh the milk with the vanilla extract in it froze yeah so did the curry that's why you leave your water bottle next to the stove i was planning on doing some fun demonstrations to show you how cold it.
Is outside so i brought a thing of little blowing bubbles unfortunately i left it too close to the door and now it is it is hard as a rock hopefully we can thaw it out there we go that looks pretty good oh that needle is buried.
That looks like negative 59 to me you take like one breath and your boogers just like freeze up oh it's hard on the lungs i'm gonna take a load of stuff back to the car and i'm gonna go make sure the car starts it's so cold i'm really worried about the car starting.
All right let's see if it'll start moment of truth here oh that was sketchier than i thought you know a lot of times when you watch these videos you get the impression that i just run out and go camping and really there's a lot of safety stuff that goes on in the background to make sure i can do this with my kids safely i had to get.
This car specifically for this trip this car has been winterized and fluid's changed a new battery all this stuff specifically for extreme winter temperatures if i had done this by normal car probably wouldn't have started we'd be stranded at negative 59. in addition to the car i've got a satellite phone my wife knows where i am.
When i'm supposed to check in and what to do if i don't and i've got people on standby who can come and pick us up if something happens to the car it is so easy for equipment to break down at this temperature and when it does you have minutes before you start losing the tips of your ears and your fingertips the cold's really hard on my lights and my.
Video equipment i have to have special cold weather batteries and when i'm not filming i have to put the camera under my armpit inside my jacket to keep it from freezing and even with that i usually get about five ten minutes of filming per battery all right looks like we thought out our bubbles uh let's go and see what happens.
When we blow some slightly warm bubbles out there we're gonna try to blow some bubbles here at negative 59 degrees check this out it just exploded into snow it froze oh that is so cool oh look at this.
Oh it's so hard to film this but the bubbles they go up in the air and within two three seconds they freeze and you can watch them crystallize and freeze and then they kind of like deflate a little bit look at this it's just like deflating it's hard to.
Catch them on the wand because the wand is warm and it melts them but that that was cool all right now we're going to try boiling water oh that made the coolest hissing sound it's like made little bits of fine snow or mist just hanging in the air.
Oh dang man that is so close to negative 60. it is bottomed out this thermometer oh it is cold guys i was just out there for a few minutes and i am just cold it is really aggressive out there it is so cold out there i cannot dawdle and film while i'm trying to put stuff away.
So i'm gonna go put the camera down and i'm gonna start packing up all of our stuff and get into the car here i'm gonna go ahead and take up as much stuff as i can before i take the fire and put it out and get it out to the car i'm gonna make sure the car is nice and warm before i put this fire out.
As good as you can all right guys we're at that point where i gotta put the fire out once i do it's a race against time to get everything put away before my fingers and feet freeze oh my lips are going numb all right i'm gonna put the camera down and do this thing.
uh all right oh all right now that we're loaded up we're gonna see if i can four by four my way out of here in reverse.
The car is so bumpy right now because the tires are flat the part that was resting on the ground is frozen flat and you gotta drive a little bit and warm up the tires before they'll go around again oh oh my toes are so cold yeah these cars are not good insulators and the problem.
With driving in this extreme cold is even with the foot heater on full blast my feet are freezing in my negative 40 boots i've got to like stop pull over and like warm up my my toes this is a jug of water i had on the floorboard of the car it is frozen solid luckily jacob's got little legs so his.
Feet are off the ground and warm your feet warm my feet are warming up i think we can do this i hope you guys all snuggled up at home are warm and enjoying this video if you want to see more great camping adventure videos from the outdoor boys youtube channel don't forget to click subscribe.
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