Canvas Tarp and Log Safe haven Solo In a single day Camp. POURING RAIN With a Wool Blanket for Heat.
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Come along on a solo overnight camp in a canvas tarp and log shelter I built, we use a wool blanket for warmth, as we ride out the pouring rain all night.
I cook up a stir fry over the fire and have a great time.
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Hey folks how are you joe here it's the middle of november as you can tell from the orange i'm wearing just trying to be a little cautious out here if this looks like a familiar scene to you don't be surprised this is the the best lean to the best lean to shelter that i've finally revisited for the first.
Time in three years almost four years probably all my old building materials are all here except for any kind of paracord or anything i took every man-made material out of here so we got logs i got a big old fire pit there the plan for today is to set up a.
Temporary shelter for tonight with some wax canvas from bushcraft spain i got a wax canvas tarp a ground sheet a pretty cool chair to make it's supposed to start raining really late tonight at around midnight and it's going to rain all night through until like nine in the morning heavily so i do have to get prepared and ready for that.
I have a wool blanket for warmth i have to gather some leaves from my bed and i'm going to have to get a lot of firewood because i want to need the fire going as long as i can uh to keep me warm by the fire it's not going to get too cold today plus seven degrees celsius at night which is better than it was than it has been so it's a.
Good day to do it so anything useful like this i'm gonna put over here logs anything that i don't think i'm gonna use or at least right off the hop i'll throw far enough behind because i need to make my shelter right here i need to have an.
Empty spot right here for the most part this is a lot of work man this was years of work but i didn't want to leave it up when i moved away because i didn't think i was gonna ever come back and it's been almost four years so i don't.
Don't regret tearing it down at all plus it'll give me a new chance to build something new just for tonight here so i'm only spending the night and give me a chance to play with my canvas tarps.
You were the best okay pretty pleased with how clear this is now i do want to pull all the leaves away i don't want to get them too far because i'm going to use most of them for my bedding but i want them away from the fire pit of course there's going to be.
Sticks in there i'm going to have to sift through a little bit but for the most part i want all this stuff for my my bedding and to get away from the fire pit dual purpose yo dual purpose yo oh i found a bug.
A little larva i'll go bury him again over here a little larva guy you don't want to be over there anyways it's gonna get hot now a beetle will grow not too shabby okay i'm liking the way that's looking.
Got a little bit more duff to throw on top here for my bedding right in here okay got my orange puffy there next to a sweater on the ground just trying to keep it orange trying to keep it high of is around here.
You know all right let's check out this hidden woodsman backpack and see what i got for today i've never used this tarp before you've seen me use a bushcraft spain tarp but that was my bigger one this is the smaller one they made and sent me i think maybe almost a year ago i've never used it because.
I've been doing canoe camping and stuff and this is the time of year that i like to use these things so we're gonna try it out for the first time still got the creases in it and everything it's waxed canvas like i've been saying they were nice enough to sew my.
My patch on right under theirs so that's pretty cool these guys are awesome to deal with anyway what do you think it is six by eight maybe yeah maybe six by eight it looks like it should cover.
This pretty well and then as far as how i wanna set it up i can go in an a-frame or i can go on a lean-to actually yeah i'll probably go on the lean too just because it'll be better for the fire.
I can use some of those logs too we've got to figure out what we're going to do here first all right i think i got a pretty cool idea about how to build the shelter so got him i tried to go pretty minimalistic small with this backpack.
Uh outing so that's why i got the small axe small saw but we're going to do just fine with them that's a dead white pine we're going to use that for our ridge pole i want to go past like almost two arm lengths fall.
You can see my canoe way off in the forest there i brought it back into the forest with me this time so i got the right size now i just want to clean it up as much as possible this white pine is pretty slick lightweight not too many.
Branches coming off of it every which way and straight readily available it ticks all the boxes all the boxes folks no pokey soon tastes good and everything perfect perfect perfect perfect okay cool.
We'll use that later on i'm sure okay pretty satisfied with that i've gone and break it from the back forward two now kind of got the bed where i think i'm gonna lay right about there just behind the ridge pole.
I can't breathe we're getting there yeah so if i put it over the length ways and if i overlap it a bit on the top i think i can get more of a protection coming over and they'll still be fine by the fire because a canvas.
That looks good to me pre-level okay that's on there pretty good not too bad pretty happy with that let's go do the other side see how it turns out not too bad a little creasy okay this isn't so bad i got quite a bit of coverage under here.
Yeah quite a bit i'm pretty happy with this let's pull back the back of the tarp though to try and gain ourselves some more room i'm sure some people are wondering why i didn't just use one of the pieces of wood i already had for the ridge pool uh but there was just none long enough.
That was the reason oh you know i'm going to peg out the back bottom in the middle first before i tie it out back bottom middle i want to get my other piece of shelter here my ground sheet.
The oil wax canvas rather and the wool on the bottom again from bushcraft spain let's go put this on top of the leaves and try make ourselves a little bit of a bed so i've really tried to spread out the leaves and take out the sticks and stuff.
To make it the right size for me looks like there's enough off the ground it should be all right with this doubled with this which is canvas and wool like i already said and my wool blanket should be plenty i've definitely done with less myself a little bit of a pillow.
Okay okay not too shabby i might use if i don't need that i might throw that stuff underneath the mattress here too okay oh it's perfect size for me i fit perfectly on it.
Comfort wise this is not bad i am going to take the little bit of extra at the bottom and stuff it underneath more problem i'm probably going to oh i'm going to make a bed actually like an outline of a bed so it doesn't go everywhere that's a good call that's a good call joe thanks joe there we go.
A little bit boxed in now a little bit better ah okay not so bad not so bad a little lumpy but okay back at it i'm gonna need one back here too.
Not too bad eh a lot of coverage that's not so bad cool gonna do this side now and it's getting pretty uh pretty daunting out here we got some leaves falling that's for sure.
Holy smokes so all right i'm done for the most part okay i can double up put half my blanket underneath half of my blanket on top this will trap some heat i'm gonna.
Hmm maybe i can build a fire reflect maybe i'll build a fire reflector too okay look there's a little pine trees growing in my old fire pit this is awesome i got another really cool piece of gear that i haven't used yet we'll grab that and we'll get it ready for what i'm going to use it for this is.
Something really cool this is like a cloves roll slash pillow so i got all my extra clothes in here i've got it tied off with a canadian jam not just for compression this is again bushcraft spain and check it out so i've got clothes in there i got.
Sweater long john socks a toque a little buff but now this is empty you flip it inside out oh i got a handkerchief too flip it inside out and it's got wool on one side and canvas on the other and you can fill it with things to make a pillow.
Tonight i probably have enough clothes here where i can just leave a few articles of clothing even if i take off my pants tonight i can stuff my pants in there and sleep in my long johns i probably don't need to collect leaves because i have enough but in the future like or whatever it doesn't even matter you can.
Use clothes too i just like the idea it's nice and soft man it's wool you can tie it off too let's just see how we would do that maybe just like this get rid of that i actually have to tie it in order for it to be tied nice little bow.
Nice little bow look at that a freaking comfy pillow i'm happy about that happy about that can you tell damn son it's like a freaking cozy dream oh oh man.
That pillow is everything okay i feel pretty confident like i got a lot of coverage here i'm not really concerned about getting wet which is always a nice feeling you know i'm going to turn my attention to the fire now i got to clean up the fire pit i've gotta get firewood and i've gotta.
Make a fire reflector all of which shouldn't be too difficult because i have a lot of materials right here poor pine trees sorry guys sorry guys luckily there's plenty more in canada believe it or not so under here there's a rock right i don't know if whoever remembers or has.
Seen those videos i lined this because i was concerned about putting a fire right on top of the ground here so this is all like same rock as this under here right there all the way across i've had many many long fires overnight fires here super hot fires and stuff super safe.
Really good design really good design if i do say so myself happy with this place this was such a cool place to come to but i live about nine hours away from here now and there's plenty of stuff near my place i just had to come here i had to come near.
Here for some personal business and i decided to stop here and make a video because it's very nostalgic i thought you guys might like to see it again and i certainly wanted to look at this there's roots growing on top of it.
That's cool man the forest was taking this whole thing back hey after like almost four years just already roots growing over top of it this would have been buried and gone that's pretty cool man pretty cool.
I'm pretty pleased with how this looks everything's away did find some big rocks that i had stacked around here i didn't remember i might put those up as the start of like the the block the uh fire reflector actually maybe that's what i'll do try and make a all stone.
All rock fire up cluster we shall see anyway i am going to put wood here too these aren't enough but those will block a lot of the flames from touching the wood back the wood backdrop and that wind i'm glad i'm in the forest.
Okay that's pretty decent to me oh yeah nothing wrong with that at all okay we got those back rocks blocking it quite a bit so i doubt it'll even catch tonight which is bonus bonus okay.
Well i went down and got some water from the lake it's just after two i gotta get firewood done i'm gonna cook up a stir fry tonight i'm hoping the rain waits until i go to bed but either way we're safe under here oh i gotta build that chair still yes.
Let's do that it's kind of cool you can see the oak leaves falling on the on the tarp let's see how much coverage i just have just how much coverage i have i should say plenty covered i might lay here for five.
Minutes all right as you can see i've gathered up some firewood on that side and on this side quite a bit actually there's no burst back in here so shavings it is it was a big orange signal panel from uh.
Malcolm at the hidden woodsman big enough for me to kneel on and to catch my shavings pretty handy it's like a cordura i believe this is the top of that spruce that i downed for my uh my ridge pole.
I already used the rest of it in the firewood pile there dirt smoke's going past the shelter which is exactly what i want to see got this leather piece that's meant to make a stool so i'm going to cut and build a tripod i think this is long enough i don't need.
It to be too high at all so for the legs i can probably go put that long measure up the same length and get three pieces right there all right that piece can be used for.
Cool firewood jammer okay let's see if that's sufficient probably not oh she's tight all right let's see if not i'll tie a proper tripod but i thought this might work.
This is the canadian jam knot piece of rope i already had coming in here holding my pillow together all right let's see so it's got these little pockets and i just force it on to never use this obviously all right.
I think that was as easy as pie easy as high okay okay let's see how she goes looks cool it works this one's a little wobbly because i just tied it like a fool but i can retie.
It full support nice okay i probably will retie it oh it's getting real out here it's getting real some of my dinner in here still got onion and other stuff other places but that'll go there for now while i make my.
Garlic flavored tea that was a silly idea joe so this stool is actually pretty sturdy kind of happy with it it's pretty lightweight and flat just as one piece of leather and a little piece of paracord you need.
Not too shabby it's no blue foam pad you know oh no there you go i'll find some more berries so what i have here is wintergreen berries and leaves we are going to make up a winter green tea oh it's all oak.
Got a bunch more oak there feeling pretty good about my wood good about my wood got myself a new stanley cook cat kit hook kit that's the word let's check it out so it's at a local outdoor store in sault ste murray joe's sporting goods and i saw this i thought it looks like a.
Pretty nifty kit so we got it i never tried it yet outside is a frying pan stainless steel frying pan bpa free anyways it's got a little lock on it it's got the lid it's got what i believe is a cutting.
Board oh i've got some spices in here i've got a spatula that kind of clips on like a backpack buckle which is kind of nifty so it can fit in there and a spork and a plate with glitter and a dog hair on it.
And a little silicone i imagine hot grabber but i don't really know anyways the frying pan is a decent size it's heavy duty and yeah it's not too bad for you to put out right on the fire like those non-stick.
Ones like i've been using for years and years so we'll see how this goes i'm going to do up a stir fry like i said so i've been using the cutting board thing inside the lid so it has a little bit of a lip it's working working out pretty well i'm on to the onion i've already got.
Potatoes and garlic all sliced up pretty thinly pretty thin pretty thin pretty bigly oh yo there you go it's almost almost uh yep.
Got another little pouch here from bushcraft spain just using all the goodies they gave me this trip oil in here somewhere cooking oil put some in the pan because it's not a non-stick like i was saying it's just stainless steel so we're gonna need.
Some oil in there for sure too much oil right i can build myself a little flat spot here so in first potatoes a little bit of onions but mostly just potatoes in there i took the.
Onions and garlic out because these guys take a hot minute it'll be nice if that stayed still we got most of it in there so this is a uh silicone pot grabber which actually works really well so i've got sausages in here.
Onions garlic and potatoes oh i've got some seasoning i'm gonna put that on too put that on in a minute oh that's looking good let's get some applewood smoked seasoning here good toasty place you meet the bowler.
Okay i'm gonna let that just simmer in there and get nice and soft it's gonna be good that's about done i'd say the plate is tiny get back on i'll leave the grease in the pan.
And the oil rather it's gonna be hot all right we've got some potatoes onion and sausage maybe garlic can't see it but very good some garlic it would be nice to have a pepper in.
There but i forgot to buy one about this some random little grocery store along the way i have never been to before oh man that's good this fire's nice and warm feeling good about being here man this.
Is a very nostalgic feeling for me today is remembrance day it's crazy how mild this year has been already for like fall and winter going into winter there's been years where there was already snow on the ground when i moved up to where i live now near sault ste murray.
In 2018 when we moved up in before halloween in october it was blizzarding it's crazy to think we've been up there since that long since 2018 whole other life we're so used to it now i wouldn't even know how to live.
In windsor again when we first moved up it was such an adjustment so proud of emerald just fitting into school and not complaining about nothing and just going along with it resilient oh.
I don't know this is pretty good i'm gonna keep eating it i'll go back with you guys soon i'm sure oh man this is so good i wish i could share wish i could share just chilling actually pretty comfortable i'm all the way underneath this tarp on the stool.
Next to the fire very warm nice long fire just waiting for the rain it's a big one almost ten o'clock burning through this wood pretty good ah yep bunch over there and all that stuff still.
Doing pretty good no rain no rain yet that's gonna be one more comfier pillows more comfy pillows i've had outside okay they want to adjust this a little bit too because.
It's a little lopsided there we go yeah just like this okay i got quite a few layers on too so i'm not even really cold but.
Oh yeah yeah that'll work oh my oh all right it's 11 30. i'm ready for bed i'm gonna stoke this fire up again big time a nice big bed of coals i'm not cold at all i can feel the residual heat like.
Way back here these uh these rocks are pumping it out too it's a nice nice hot fire anyways stoke this up one more time some big pieces of oak on top of there pine underneath yes this feels good.
All right folks if it starts pouring or when it starts pouring if i wake up i will definitely uh get that on camera but other than that i'm going to bed good night oh it's one in the morning and the rain finally came just threw more wood on the fire.
There she goes it's 2 a.m now i threw most of the rest of my wood out on the fire i've got a bigger piece over there and a couple pieces over there it's raining.
The intensity is picking up it is a rain in man i might actually end up dropping that awning down flat like this like a wall uh when this dies down because i don't have enough firewood to keep going all night.
And uh i'm not gonna have any warmth coming off that anyway after another hour or two and that'll be a good rain block because i am getting a little bit of residual rain in here nothing bad but not a bad idea to do that i actually and i actually anticipated that and built and made up stakes.
There's one there and there's one over there too and i'll just stake it right to the ground right down there i'll cut the rope and tie it right down it's four in the morning most of my fire is done as you can see.
And uh there's a lull in the rain it slowed down so i took the time to go out and pull the tarp down a bit so a little bit more uh down on the overhang a little more protection now but i'm headed back to bed now.
Good night again man it's really coming down starting to get a little wet in here just from the back like the backsplash and residual mist and stuff but oh yeah holy smokes tarp stayed dry i had someone comment that.
Their bushcraft spinning tarp leaked like crazy well that was about the most rain you're gonna be in and it's not wet at all it's completely dry that's what i thought but it is morning and it is still raining all in all i slept pretty good i got up.
Quite a few times but no sleeping pad and this freaking pile of leaves i put here is rock solid now but i still slept pretty good stay warm uh and dry for the most part so with that amount of rain i'm pretty.
Happy with this pulling it down like this last night was a good idea after the fire died out i'm uh all i'm doing is packing down and getting out of here i have a cliff bar to eat on the way it's too uh.
Too wet to make a fire and yeah time to go for me really really happy with the way that this tarp performed i'm happy i got a chance to try it out in the rain uh and that rained from about midnight heavily until now this is the lightest it's been.
So like it came down i stayed very very dry residual spray in there missed back and stuff but uh nothing can be done about that this is a really good shelter this is a really good setup i like the size of it i like how much protection i had on the sides from the.
Wood and from the front with the tarp and obviously on the back but like if i didn't put those up on the sides there i would have got rained in on sideways for sure oh yeah this is cool man i like this tarp i do i really do.
This is the heaviest rain that i've camped in in quite some time all right oh yeah got it pegged down here i wish those pegs worked really well my camera's getting pretty wet here i'm.
Gonna have to put it away but i just wanted to show uh my gear basically what i brought so this is the tarp all wrapped up goes against the back um my clothes roll my saw goes down the side my possibles pouch.
My watch is there but i normally have it on but i just i have too many layers um to mess around to try and get it on right now my stanley uh frying pan cook set which i liked i'm pleased with it i would.
Would recommend would buy again and then i just got to get my ground sheet in there and the wool blanket oh am i sorry and my seat and my spice kit thing my uh cooking oil.
Well excuse me i hope you guys enjoyed the video i sure had a good time um i'm really glad i came back here i'm like i said i made the detour here i had a long drive south and then this is a few hour detour but i was in the area.
And i hadn't been in this area in a while so i'm glad i came nostalgic fun camp fun build glad to use these quality pieces of gear from bushcraft spain let's go check those guys out if.
You're interested but i just appreciate you watching the video so there we go ground sheets somewhat compact that's got to go in there you know what i'd rather have it in closer to the.
To the bottom there we go okay perfect now the old axe goes in and get that wool blanket through these loops generous.
Webbing on the bag from malcolm here makes putting the bed roll in quite easy nothing worse than struggling with that type of stuff or like trying to get a sleeping bag back in its stuff sack once it's too small and i can actually make these straps.
Bigger but i'm just kind of in a hurry here because my camera is getting wet okay i got to put my cooking pot in the side and we are ready to roll so thanks again for watching the video guys we'll be back with another one very.
Soon take care
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