Bushcraft shuttle – shelter building, boat down river, reindeer skin, meat [lean-to part 1]
Overnight trip. I take a traditional wooden boat down river, find a location and start building a lean-to shelter from natural materials - no rope or nails. Open the full video description for more information.
This is par 1. All episodes can you see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9jIUl5tQU4&list=PLwMRed9dogc71CK8shz1fCocV5600xBKr
Date: 10-09-2019 to 11-09-2019
Day: 10°C (50°F)
Night: 8°C (46,4°F)
Location: Sapmi - the land of the Sami people in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Clean and remote classic northern wilderness. Fresh water rivers. Pine, spruce and birch forrest. Mountains, bears, wolves, eagles, reindeers etc. No wildlife is giving campers problems. I can"t give you any information about my location, only that I am somewhere in Sapmi. You need to be the owner or get the owners permission if you want to do the same.
Consuming: Water (meltwater) and spruce tea (hot and cold). Meat (pig) with salt or spruce/pine campfire smoke as spices.
A few questions:
1. Why do the meat have that color/surface?
It is just raw meat that I did hang outside in the wind one day before the trip - the wind dries the surface and gives it that color.
2. Is the water safe to drink?
Yes. Almost all water in Sapmi can you drink straight from the source. All can do it and a lot do.
3. Why the roof extension?
Extra protection against rain/snow.
4. Is the shelter waterproof?
No. You need to add birch bark or other waterproof material before it becomes truly waterproof. Moss is not water proof - but a lot of moss and poles close together and a steep angle on the roof, will provide some shelter from rain.
5. What did damage the birch tree next to the boat?
Beavers. A lot of beaver activity in the area.
6. What is the white plants on the ground?
Moss. I know it as "Reindeer moss".
Some of the gear used:
1. Pants = Klattermusen Gere 2.0 Regular
2. Boots = Redback original
3. Backpack = M39 swedish military
4. Kettle = Eagle 1.5 L
Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, Zoom h2n, iMovie.