Bushcraft time out – snow, making tipi, reindeer drowsing web, cooking meat on hot stone etc.
Shelter building with wood, moss and an axe. A lot of homemade gear and great wildernes. Open the full video description for more information.
This is part 1. Here can you see part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js7XBc7SY2g&list=PLwMRed9dogc5_UttB-91fKNYylmA0hOn3
Day: 1°C (33.8°F)
Night: -4°C (24.8°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 dangerous wildlife is giving campers problems.
Consuming: Water and pine tea. Meat (cow).
A few questions:
1. Why did you change the shelter design/shortened the long pole?
It was way too offen getting in my way. The plan was to keep one of the 3 Y-poles a lot longer and use it as pot hanger and to lean a fire reflector wall against etc. It"s a common tarp setup and works great especially if the shelter is tall - a low shelter, like in the video, means you can"t walk under the long pole naturally - I conceded the pro and cons and decided to shorten the pole. If you want to make the same shelter design and you know you don"t want the long pole is it of course a lot easier to start with 3 or 4 poles of the same length (just like a common tripod).
2. Is reindeer skins warm enough?
Yes - absolutely. It is some of the best. Native people in some of the coldest areas of the world, such as Inuit and Sami, used reindeer fur for the warmest winter gear.
3. Is the water safe?
Yes - all can drink water straight from nature in Sapmi.
4. Is leather shoes like that good?
Yes and no. The flexibility makes them very comfortable and keeps your feet warm.... But traction is limited. In this case did I use wool socks and reindeer fur as inlays. The leather is made water resistant with fish oil/fat and pine tar. Leather straps with a lot of knots was wrapped around the outside to create more traction.
5. Why cut firewood with an axe up in the air and not down on the ground?
Keeps the log stable. You don"t need to spend time making/finding a chopping block and no risk of the axe edge to hit the ground and get damaged.
6. Is the shelter water proof?
No - moss only keeps water away to some extent.
Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, Zoom h2n, iMovie.