Camping on Powerline Poles!
foreign folks Joe with his wild crazy hair here we're growing it out folks you know a little midlife crisis style growing it out we're gonna have a ponytail a gray hair anyway we're all on the road again we're down some backass Logging Road where.
I've heard that they're supposed to be good brook trout fishing because that time of year now and uh I'm gonna try and get in here see if I can't grab myself a rookie or two cook up for supper and camp out and even if I don't eat uh brook trout for supper I got Will's dehydrated chili and that's all right because that's nothing to.
Sneeze at either thank you I'm just going off some random directions I heard but I gotta check out and see if this is the right spot or not okay I found something promising they did say that I would see Trail.
Markers but I don't hear any running water so we shall see oh the markers just keep on going I can't seem to find that spot I don't know that flagging tape spot was a dud I just keep getting into deeper and.
Deeper snow so I thought I'd stop and take a cats here I don't know how much farther I can go I don't want to get stopped I'm by myself you know I got nobody to pull me out all right well let's keep on for a little bit.
See how it goes but again I don't want to get stuck and I got stuck okay if at first you don't succeed try try again I think I may may have found it yeah yeah may have found it we'll see we'll see how she goes but.
Yeah I have high hopes and weird hair did I mention that okay I'm bringing my stuff my camera my fishing pole my tackle all that stuff because I hear water I haven't heard before but I still gotta find my way down there.
I don't see a trail I don't see a trail at all again I hear water oh I see a flag I see a flag or some kind of Orange there we go I'm excited I've been told that this is a good little Brookie hole I haven't seen anybody out here I'm right by my.
Truck right by this fishing hole hopefully on this Trail will lead to that but I can definitely but I can definitely hear water and that makes sense because they said it was a little bit of like a rapidy water poly thing the water looks Mighty High.
Foreign but my inner Steve Wallace is calling check this out what do you think power line camping camping on power lines I don't recommend this but I'm going to set my hammock up in between those two posts under the power lines.
All right what are we doing here get nope what the heck there we go hammock yeah this fits you know this is right in the same vein there's uh like solar panel.
Random solar panel core on the ground here so yeah perfect inner Steve Wallace for sure showed him out hope he's doing okay this is not stealth I got bright orange you know just weird just a weird spot to camp all right let's do this.
that's sad we're not remote either there's the road albeit a Logging Road I haven't seen one car but it'll be all right foreign you can see that this side is up a bit higher than this side that's my foot.
Side that's what I have been told is the way to do it uh I want to hop in here oh yeah it's been a minute since I've been in a hammock oh this is nice.
This is nice this is where we're sleeping tonight River's right there trucks right there we'll make a big fire cook up some chili be all right tonight okay that's all squared away I'm happy for that I need to get some firewood so let's go try to uh get some over here I see some down to.
Stuff and yeah I think we'll be able to find some stuff all I got to do is make enough to boil some water basically be nice to have a nice fire tank though but nicer to have some trout too you know what a bad spot even though we're under.
Power lines which again they don't necessarily recommend you know I've already tainted don't worry are you dry hmm yeah it's okay it's all right.
All right we got a uh fire pit full of cigarette butts and let's see how trashy we can actually get we got some Germans some Fritos and the bag they came in as we all know Fritos are quite flammable those Doritos and what else all them corn.
Based stuff so I already got a small fire going small flame going good too fabulous fire I'm just hoping it catches the cardboard underneath we're just doing this you know Powerline Style Powerline styles catch the old catch bye.
So very ghetto we'll burn up all them cigarette bits boys smokes let's go bodies all right I think more grass Maybe this is the exact opposite of the wilderness even though I haven't seen anybody out.
Here it just feels power lining just feels power lining you know Sun's gonna go down soon go off the river in front of us here oh we got some moose prints too unless big deer but pretty big.
Prints really big shoe really big really big shoe prints I think we need some more grass on here well the cardboard's starting to take so that's so good now that I'm happy with the fire itself sustaining to be honest it took me a second to get it going uh poor would prep on my part.
But it's all good now it's gone I really need to get my uh Camp squared away so I got my under quilt top quilt in here and they should be a pillow somewhere oh here we go comfy pillow that's how it is you know camping right next to the truck you get to bring a little bit of.
Luxuries so let's go get this uh where I want to slip squared away and then I'm gonna get more firewood before I came to think about cooking I'm starving it's just uh that's how it has to be or else I'm not gonna have enough firewood this is a nice scene this is weird I've never.
Camped on a power line before I love having the truck there I want to do more stuff out of the truck this year I have a uh quote-unquote over Landing style trip with Mike who recently got a Bronco Doug recently got a um Jeep a Willies.
And Tosh we've got something pretty cool which I'm not going to give away because that's up to him to give away but let's get this under quilt on and uh we'll be ready for the sun to go down a hot minute probably assumed since last summer but there and there is a white tab on this.
Ugq uh under quilt because it shows me what the put side should be because the the down is a little different there it might be a little bit of a foot box so that's my foot side on the upswing which I thought if you think about it your head should.
Be up but I guess in the in a hammock your feet can be up a little bit anyways it's not that much rocket science just just sleeping you know it'll be good it's been a beautiful day it's a beautiful night I almost failed after I didn't get any fish it was kind of bummed out but I saw this spot on the way out and I was like wait a minute.
There that looks like a nice little spot to camp Maybe and I'm happy I did who cares about the fish there will be lots of those in this upcoming spring canoe tripping season which I am by the way so extremely stoked for if you didn't know me and Tosh got a few.
Plants together me and Wolfie got a few plans feeling real good Beauty well that's all she wrote for the old big camera only brought one battery I did not even think I was gonna go through that kind of trying to find the fishing hole but anyways good news is we got the.
GoPro and that's nothing to sneeze out it's the uh it's the 10. it should do pretty freaking good getting chilly glad the fire is sustained glad my hammock is set up oh it's yellow like pudding okay off of that.
Firewood come to me not too shabby not too shabby plenty of stuff like this just to grab I'm gonna work too hard yuck this is here pretty wet.
Oh yeah you go there pretty beautiful with the Sun hitting that uh Cliff right behind these power lights yo boy chill boy get in there before I lose too much light I'd like to.
Show you how the the freeze-dried chili turns out it's much different than the dehydrated chili to be honest with you I wouldn't even switch back at all ever uh the hydrated dehydrated chilies it Cooks it a bit right like there's heat so you lose a little bit of the nutrients seems like it's almost.
Burnt when you eat it check this stuff out so it's like Styrofoam almost and I know that doesn't sound like something that's appealing to eat but for texture wise it's great like it's so light there's zero heat so it retains all of its uh nutrients and check it out like.
It's just crisp you know it's not going to take much to rehydrate or reconstitute this is a mushroom check this mushroom out chunk yeah but like like I'm saying it's freaking uh it's nice it's the way to go man freeze drying anyways I'm excited to eat.
This that's what we're gonna do soon oh okay this might be a better spot over here what is this moose tracks for sure four sure look at the size of those things as big as my feet are bigger man they've been washed away quite a bit.
Going off in that way in that distance yeah more and some canine ish looking tracks maybe Fox coyote not too big that water is rushing and it's not very deep I don't know I'm gonna keep trying we'll go walk up a bit wow this is fresh look at this.
That's 100 moves no question we came from right there boom boom it's a big gate for me boom boom boom I don't know from the woods there I'll take a cast here I guess let's take a cast here well if nothing else.
I'll just pick up some firewood along with my little walk and then I'll be uh bonus enough for me profitable enough for me good enough for me foreign stay okay it'll stay right yeah yeah it'll be fine.
Oh okay almost boiling okay nice rolling boil let's figure out the ratio here chilly tank how does it work actually it doesn't look like it's too much water all right I think we got the right ratio.
Of water in the chili now I was just waiting for it to rehydrate or reconstitute you can so I'm gonna throw the rest of what I got on uh it's dark now almost almost as dark as it's gonna get so throw this on eat my chili up and go uh lay in the hammock because I'm pretty tired and that warm.
Soft Cocoon of a hammock is extremely inviting right now so that's the plan for tonight Mr Mrs tenorman chili let's build a little bit a little touch a bit oh yeah okay it's a little watery that's okay chili soup it is tonight oh so tasty.
I'm gonna drink the quote unquote broth and then eat it up oh yeah I still have to get the uh ratio of water down uh for the chili or for whatever food I freeze dry I think it might be a little bit different for the um.
Dehydrated in the freeze dry I think I need to add a little bit more for the dehydrated less for the freeze-dried it tastes so good though I found out about this place by a reputable Source you know the fly Fisher guy of Algoma so um I'm sure it'll be good I just got the water was super high and I've experienced that in Algonquin a.
Few years ago when the water was super high from the Melt and like some a bunch of rain and stuff it's just impossible to fish I don't know if the fish aren't there or if the lures just get taken away really quick but I believe the guy who told me everything about what he said was true.
Except for the fish so well maybe we'll try again maybe I'll bring the kid over the family or something uh maybe in about like two or three weeks when it has some time to calm down for the water and try fishing again it's not too hard to get here maybe about an hour and a half two hours away from my place but I'm used to driving we drive all the.
Time right so anyway happy to be here having a good time this chili soup chili soup is hitting the spot and I'm happy I was able to find it you know what I mean so it's all Word of Mouth stuff up here starting to know people starting to uh fit into the community and I'm happy about that.
And like I said we'll come back we'll come back and catch a trout or two and regardless if not plenty of throat stuff coming up this is the season tis the season for the trots Trot lures and tribes Skinner well the chili soup was amazing thanks will appreciate it she's got so much stuff I think I might.
Do another video a freeze dry video she's got she's got cupboards full of stuff and recently found out how to make uh dog food so that could be pretty interesting to people I think so we can think so I think we'll make a quick video about that uh as far as tonight.
I was gonna chill out chill out by the old truck Chill by the fire for a little bit longer it's almost 10. stays late stays uh light late let's see see what time it is just listen to some podcasts it is 9 20 right now and look you can definitely see the sky behind me um.
Yeah 9 20. anyways I think I'll go to bed around 10. get up in the morning and probably bail I got some oatmeal but I think I'll just head into the city I'm only about half an hour away from the city maybe an hour tops 45 minutes and I'll get some a w or something like that in the morning but uh yeah stick with me.
We'll be back maybe I'll get with you in the hammock I'll get with you in the hammock that's what we'll do I'll get with you in the hemlock oh where's the Culvert we call home here we go oh she's frosting up it's.
Getting cold look at that the f is for Frost huh Frosty alrighty okay let's get in here yeah oh oh she's chilly all right well we're good we got everything.
Squared away I'm all tucked in the under quilt feeling pretty warm feeling pretty comfortable I will uh I'll let you know if anything eventful happens during the night other than that we'll see in the morning and uh.
Yeah wish me luck I don't know man first hammock Camp of the year good night fell asleep for a bit it's been all the night now lots of frost up here oh it's a frost up here I rearranged myself a little bit and I'm feeling.
Nice and warm and comfortable back to bed see you in the morning good morning it's just after six you got the birds singing I'm just uh got up to pee and deal with some situational stuff but uh I'm gonna stay in bed for a little bit longer I didn't get that.
Great of a sleep everything is soaked just so much condensation I uh that wasn't the warmest all night I'll tell you that much you gotta love a hammock it's my first hammock Camp of the year takes a little tweaking for me but.
Finally got comfortable stayed pretty warm inside my uh my undercoat that is all right I guess I'll get up I'm pretty awake now so much Frost man so much freaking frost man oh yeah the outside of my.
Sleeping bag is quite damp and under quilt okay I am gonna get up I'm gonna get up uh I'm gonna get up I wanna do it I had a patch on this uh top quilt for a.
Long time and it gave way last night to uh a lot of down all over the place oh yeah lots of down on the ground holy smokes down on the ground oh boy we'll have to do some repairing on that one.
Oh but okay I'm gonna tear down and get out of here hands too cold too cold ah my hands are frozen temperature dropped like crazy last night I'm glad I brought.
Glad I brought my heavy duty under quote because there's no way I would have done uh all right in that overnight in my uh summer summer quilt oh yeah.
It got cold man like yep that's ice all right folks well that's it for me like I said I'm going to a w get myself a breakfast sandwich sausage and egg and cheese and a hash brown and some orange.
Juice that's the deal that's the plan for me go home edit some videos and uh really get prepared for canoe camping because that's my passion and that's what I'm going to be excited to do this year also go back to the Fort more.
Spend more time with Wolfie and uh yeah just embrace the YouTube life again so hope you guys enjoyed the video hope you learned something or at least it took up some of your time you know I'll be back soon on the next one.
Something completely different than this because this is completely different than anything you've ever done before you guys have a good day goodbye hello this is a beauty of camping near your car you just throw stuff in the back and deal with it when you get home because I.
Can't feel my finger it says I've got four percent four percent battery left on this thing all the frost is melted at least there we still got some here but uh oh man I can't feel my fingers I'm gonna keep this handy and if I come to any.
Crazy dicey stuff on the way out I'll uh film it but other than that goodbye goodbye
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