Channel Update-MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Just ice all over it sheet it down sit on it again hold a little but you getting your sticks you got your stick tube again hey hey leave it what the heck man I was the biggest piece oh my gosh it's a reoccurring theme no just leave okay you got your own sticks right now well that's Christmas Eve guys thanks for.
Clicking on the video if you have I appreciate you taking time of your holidays to watch this my thoughts that are that maybe some people want some some video playing in the background well they have the families over maybe you're bored you don't have anything going on right now it's a later on til tomorrow we're gonna get this video done.
And uploaded today so like I said it's Christmas Eve morning right now I got out here just as light was coming up obviously mr. scoots with me doing good now and down on some sticks like a good boy I wanted to give a recap a recap of 2018 a lot of things happen for me a lot of crazy things in I never thought would.
Happen happened and a lot of life-changing things happened as well I had a second baby I wasn't did ten days alone the longest trip I ever did by myself with ten items I went to the Northwest Territories I moved you know I moved my family into Hydra our dream house if we sold the house we've been living in for seven.
Years the host that my are eight years and host that my when my grandmother bought brand-new and has been in my family and I bought it and upgraded and sold it moved up here let's go quickly got diagnosed with lymphoma he's doing well I had a million subscribers it was featured on the trending list yesterday finally only the.
First time in 11 years I'm getting recognition from bigger youtubers from from from podcasters I'm starting to break on in a mainstream which has been something I've wanted to do for a while my daughter is doing well both my daughters are doing well my wife he's doing well my whole family is doing well everything is good 2018 has been a good.
Year so I have a breakfast sausage and some eggs a bad ball look at this fire going I got it's been really really really wet and snowy and melty and as you saw all the ice on here is a proof of that so I got some marginal wood here got it a couple new pieces of gear I wanted to use first off you have seen this backpack before I gave it away this.
Is the Malcolm headsman pin woods and a rock 20 litre I believe let's go buddy go over there go over there good boy now I gave this thing away I had this a couple years ago I gave it away really regretted doing that and now I got a new one so thanks Mullen for sending me that it's really awesome of you appreciate it.
So it's a new piece of gear but it's not and also because I've had it before and also I have a piece of gear that I want to show you I've been sent these a long time ago and I've been using the heck out of them and I really like them I've been using them at home I've been using them in the woods and they are a great piece of kit it has the wax wood stick.
From production hanger 51 or firestarter specialists think it goes by both so this wood is impregnated with a resin and and it lights extremely easy you can do a couple different things with you could start your whole fire with it if you want to see this is a wax wood stick you start your whole fire with it if you wanted to you wouldn't you have to use.
Kindling you could literally baton this down you can shave it you can split this up use as firewood everything so let's get the fire going with this because of the marginal tinder today and because I'm not really over here trying to you know make a bow drill and fart around too much this is not a drop it it's Robert Scott all right.
Definitely planning on doing an overnighter out of that twenty liter hidden woodsman de rock it will be a challenge I've done it once or twice before but in warmer weather so here's my wax would stick I just split this without a recording sorry with that anyways I'll show you again so all you do all I did just lit it off like that.
Then I was saying if you wanted to conserve it you could just put away this big piece or say this was all still together because they did that for demonstration purposes see how that was all still together put that over there and you have this little slab that you can use to work with you can do everything from make kindling with this.
Right keep going like that you can do that the whole way and then you can make a little take toothpick shavings on each end of each one or you could use leave these as they are and just make a ton of shavings from this and have that certifier so we'll do a mixture of both split this down once or twice more the stuff is fun that's it's.
Not it makes life easy now you can use a match you can use a lighter you can use a fire steel I use a fire steel on this stuff just to get it going to show you how easy it is so I'll probably pick a little spot here clear this way a little bit more where I can pile a bunch of shavings because that's my preferred way to do it I'm not really fond too much of.
The feather stick but it's okay it works really well I just would prefer all of my shavings concentrated in one spot shoot with snow on them and that's the good thing about this too you can get it wet it doesn't really matter you can even do if you're really concerned some scrapings which might be not a bad idea those are like the finest fuzziest.
Pieces you're ever gonna get man I'm so hungry my stomachs grumbling I've had this go to good breakfast before we came out to give my spills but he's got some food out here with me too so we'll all be taken care of all right that's probably good a little bit of marginal shavings in there but this stuff is so good doesn't even.
Matter so we'll have our little kindling pieces next to it this is an old fire steel the fire still is ribbed okay so that's already pretty solid I'm not concerned about that at all just put a couple pieces here for a brace drop a roll that's right on top I'm sure that will go just fine I'll.
Fires going good as you saw I'll put a link in the description where you can get yourself on those own that would sack six I got wax wood sticks about wood sticks fat rope you guys see and then they've been around for a long time good company a Canadian - which is pretty cool all right so I already got some bigger pieces of wood I'm just.
Gonna hang out for a bit gather some wood and relax I'm gonna cook up my food not too much man not too much this should be a short video I just wanted to thank you all thank you everybody for a good 2018 wish you happy holidays Merry Christmas whatever it is that you celebrate and yeah good things to come for 2019 you.
Know what I mean like big things podcast coming soon full website coming soon it's already done just waiting to drop it merchandise that crazy collaborations with bigger youtubers more family stuff more Scout stuff I wanted to do more I want to listen I can't I can I can't be fake I see the room guy I see room whatever his name is I see him.
I see you room make him wave told me and yeah it lights a fire under my butt again I need that I need that and indeed that with mcq back in the day and needed that with bushcraft bear last year where'd he go by the way yeah I need somebody to bring out I need something to show me up to bring out the better of me I think it he did.
He showed me up that room guy blew me out of the water look at what have I done lately what does he do compared to that that's some cool stuff so and it's not even just what he's doing it's how he's filming it and how it looks like it looks awesome you know I got a new lens after I after I saw his stuff blow up you know what I mean it's good.
Competition is good and I'm not afraid to talk about him I'm not afraid to talk about what small youtuber chant the YouTube channels that are coming up and you know I mean it's not it's not a I've never been like that I've always talked about it well not even after I came back from alone I was felt so defeated you know I mean I went away for the.
Whatever however long it took the height is for six months or whatever because I couldn't post videos and in that time people surpassed me like crazy freaking blackout doors surpass me like nuts you know what I mean they came out of nowhere so anyways I need that I need that little bit of a friendly competition thing I think going on so no.
It's crazy as I was thinking don't take this as being cocky or Tooting my own horn or anything like that but it's like I remember back in the day being a tiny youtuber before I even had any subs or many videos though watching people like hob xpd remember hobby XP Freddie do you guys remember him who remembers him the bow drill do don't like where's sweden.
Somewhere like that building some crazy shelters doing tons of bow drill bow drill friction fire was my jamm back in the day and that guy was a big inspiration even people like bushcraft barton's who's still around mike he's still around kicking survival Lili like when she was called the alone Wolverine 1984 God's one marine the Red Hawk 1 2 3.
What else man Seth wall Dan work back in the day man I'm telling you back in the day a lot of those channels are done now and some of them are still there but they're not thriving Mitch need of survival you know what I mean I've been told that it's so why so why so why am I here why did I just hit a million why am i why am i doing good for myself and for.
My channel after 11 years of content creating why why now and why not the other channels the other outdoor channels that have been around just as long as me or longer some people are credited to my appearance on alone I don't that hurt me and again I'm not trying to take shots at anybody but look at Mitch Mitch made.
Me look like a fool on that thing compared to what he did I look like a like a child right where is his channel where is it crazy man and again please don't think this is me being cocky or or I'm just trying to understand and I'm gonna turn it speaking out loud I was thinking about this exactly it's like so what do I credit it to perseverance not.
Caring what people think after alone that racked me guys like that wrecked me I'm talking like I got trolled so hard and rightfully so you know what I mean but like I felt like giving up one but you know I felt like giving up and I almost did I still worked and I didn't and I got over it and I got over my little depression over.
If I'm like I'm deaf that's serious and I got over it I worked basically two jobs for a long time this being one of them and then working my other job at the University of Windsor Scout it's so close to the camera and a fire dude I make a fool of myself all the time on video you know what I mean I think.
That's what it is what I don't ever take myself too seriously I don't really try to pull the wool over anyone's eyes and I'm not sensationalized I think that's the biggest thing it's a sensationalization like that your mainstream youtubers the Paul Brothers people like that when they're running around sorry Scott I.
Scare you I've seen color for the first time you know any things like that it's just like it's just so fake and I think people are moving away from that stuff or at least opening their eyes and understanding that there's more reality in the world than here but again who knows that I'm kind of getting off track but I guess.
What I'm trying to say is ghosts in my way thank you very much again everyone and if you have any ideas of what what happened why my channel is blowing up now why it's been doing very well for me and why other channels in the same genre just weren't able to cut it if you look at Ta Oh doors he's grown faster probably he grew way faster than.
I did he's taking the 11 years to get where I am he's gonna hit a million any time you know I mean he's in the same genre Sean James my self-reliance kind of bit different genre and he did some epic stuff you know he built that cabin I understand why why his grew really quick I get that you know what I mean even dug.
Dug out sorry back in the day Doug was and no no offense dog man you're my buddy back in the day Doug was uh-huh Supertramp or bush or whatever else he had as his he had like three or four YouTube channels saints same time frame as me may even earlier and look at it if he would he deleted them multiple times because of people's comments.
Because of crazy people just just people are toxic and it takes a while to get to get over that I think you got to not care you know I mean he doesn't care anymore and it's fine people are better now and the Internet's kind of calmed down a little bit but if he didn't delete his channels he'd probably be where I am or or bigger.
I mean it's it's 11 years put into something it's a long time like he's he's gonna hit a hundred now and I think he's only had this channel open for two years or something like that it took me seven years to get a hundred thousand on my channel seven years and then last year I was at five hundred thousand so it took me seven years to get 100 a.
Couple years to get five hundred and then last year at this time I was at five hundred so I gained another 500 in one year after that so it is a snowball effect it moves really quickly but anyways I am very gracious and blown away with everything all right let's cook this food up let's go you're getting a little warm a little warm.
There bud instead you can get from frozen behind scout right now I've got my Instagram open we're doing a live video right now but I had to take a break here to flip my burger so everybody on live right now welcome to the Joe rock show oh yeah bored oh yeah look at that so get my bag along there well there's still some hot coals and I.
Do need to cook up my egg I got some food for Scott we'll get my raw egg and some steak some raw steak from last night never hurt towards your legs okay before we go any further I have to give a shout out to the Danish bushcraft or the youtuber and Instagrammer Danish the Danish bushcraft ride.
Promised to my would like two months ago and I just keep forgetting but because that Instagram live feed he was on there and I remembered so the Danish bushcraft or chuckle no Instagram on YouTube oh I'm not gonna pop the yolk but I want to cook it so it's not so runny well I do have a plate actually little plate all right working oh yes get that on the.
Yoke is starting to Gordo to picture-perfect no that's hot look I'll get you a food in a minute just wait Oh buddy look at that look at that yolk spilling out everywhere oh man waiting for this all morning oh man so good okay scope good firm remember I told you you had a big wool.
Breakfast already he had chicken steak and beef liver along with coconut oil tumeric let's go just one minute buddy back up good boy stay there for some also gonna crack this egg in there for him go all right homey how about her oh man it was cold without that fire this.
Breakfast sausage I don't even know it's a breakfast sausages pork sausage is super tasty very very meaty so I realized that not everyone trying to make this their youtube career I completely get that there's people like Kyle Burley outdoors who I used to hang with all the time and I was always just fun for him I don't think he ever.
Monetized one video you know what I mean all just fun but I saw the potential in it years ago and I I didn't want to work two jobs anymore I wanted this to be my job and now I've got what I wanted everything I could ever imagine has come true plus so much more than that and the next year's going to be bigger and I have no one to thank but you guys should.
Thank God and my dog my family Scout it's a big part of this man I wouldn't be where I am without him I know that so next year speaking of Kyle we're gonna do a trip together and we haven't done one in maybe two years I went there last year so I'm not this year but next year we'll do a trip.
We're gonna go some crazy Northern River will do a canoe trip for about a week I'm going down to the demolition ranch as well in Texas to meet up with Matt that'll be fun a lot of stuff planned around here so there will be lots of fun stuff to watch lots of fun stuff to do this year I'll be at the but the New England bushcraft show with Malcolm at.
The hidden woodsman his booth kissing babies my big goals for this year are to get on a podcast a big podcast like something like Joe Rogan I was mentioned in the Bert Kreischer podcast which is kind of cool open tabs as well as Shawn for my self-reliance they started to talk about him and then got cut off and they started talking about me so show it.
- Shawn - but thanks guys for the big big big big shout out there are lots of comments about it they watched my whole video or not my whole view they watched a video on their their podcast of mine parts of my video it was pretty cool to watch I was me and my wife were just beside ourselves dying just laugh and some of the stuff they said and the.
Section and the segments that it's right after they yeah anyways go watch it if you want to listen to it if you want it's on YouTube as well well yeah I get on a bigger podcast get on a big podcast start my own I probably do try to do something epic like my 10 days alone last spring I'll probably try to do it in the fall of next year and maybe bring.
22 or whatever and see see how that goes fishing rod but I am I'm just beside myself man these past few days I've been crazy past couple months have been crazy past year it's been a ride man thank you all for being with on it with me thank you all for fueling it probably man this here finish up my spruce tea balsam fir tea and I code to here with scope it is.
Christmas Eve after all gonna spin it with the family but it was nice to get out this morning nice to just say Merry Christmas to everyone very Merry Christmas Happy Holidays Happy New Year be safe drive safe be nice to people the years of being jerks are over you know it's a new era positivity and prosperity prick.
All right boys and girls I'm gonna end it before you get too sick of me thank you very much for watching as always I'll see you on the next one goodbye I really like this backpack and we'll be sure to give much more information on it later on yeah I'll be using this a lot this is gonna be my.
Main backpack now for day hikes even secondary backpacks on a bigger overnight or whatever
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