Luke and tom here with the outdoor boys youtube channel and today we're going to make a survival shelter out of duct tape yeah wait wait for me so.
the key to making duct tape cordage is you want to keep twisting it until it untwists itself what do you think of that i think it's awesome it's private swap you want at least one twist per inch and this is 60.
Feet of cordage so that's approximately 720 inches so you want to twist this about 720 times if i'm really hauling butt i can do about 80 rotations per minute so to do 620 rotations takes about 10 minutes stuff is very stretchy.
All right there's one down hey becca uh oh it just broke my line luckily i got some duct tape to fix that it doesn't have to be exact all right i'm turning three rolls of duct tape into one giant thick cord and it's a lot more work pull that as hard as you can.
All right jumped up here that goes so we have already used up 14 rolls of duct tape approximately 630 yards of tape day two well i've been taping over my head for two hours and my shoulders are killing or i got the roof done but it's saggy.
Because the weight of the tape is pulling the walls inward which causes it to bow in the middle so to fix that i am going to try to come up with some sort of support system holy mackerel i just used up my 36 roll of duct tape i thought three dozen was gonna be enough so i'm gonna go run to the store and.
Pick this up in a little bit 12 more rolls of duct tape well i just went through another case of duct tape that makes 48 rolls so far i need to go to the hardware store you guys excited to camp in this thing all right nate you want inside yeah oh it supports my leg.
I'm six foot four at about 250 pounds i busted a hole in this but that's okay we can fix it with duct tape so all right threw in some extra reinforcing let's see if uh what happens now oh this is more than a little scary.
I'm so tired you guys are you know what let's roll with this yeah you know this is better find out how much weight what do you think babe great actually jacob that's that what do you guys think of the tent.
Yeah yeah yeah and the change grade well guys now that we've got the tent done we need to do a couple other things we need to see whether we can build a fire using duct tape whether we can catch our food using duct tape and whether we can build sleeping bags using duct tape.
So far we've used 56 rolls of duct tape tomorrow's gonna be a busier day though we've got the shelter up now it's time to get some food using duct tape there you go we got some extra fine duct tape cordage well we're going to try to snare some small game using duct tape and first we got to find the right spot.
Here we have a ravine you've got this log crossing the ravine anytime you have a log going across a ravine or a stream there's going to be a lot of foot traffic across that log small animals like rabbits and weasels and squirrels are going to be coming across that log rather than anywhere.
Else and if you know where they're going to be you can know where to set your snare so what we've got here is we've got a little snare so that anything that tries to go across this log has to put its head through this hole and once they go through and they get their head.
Stuck they start thrashing around and they go fall off the log or jump off the log then then they're hung well i'm gonna hunt around and set up some more snares and go back to camp and we're gonna go and check these in just a little bit there we go uh the trap worked just like a charm.
Now of course we have videotaped how successful this trap is but we can't show it to you because we'd be demonetized by youtube so yes the trap worked perfectly all right we skinned and gutted the rabbit that we totally caught in our duct tape snare time to build a fire and get cooking.
There we go he's on there nice and tight rock salt on him little pepper a lot of pepper when you're hunting and trapping in a survival situation like this you have to use every bit of the animal to survive so i'm gonna use this rabbit hide and a few others which i totally caught.
In my duct tape snare let's see how hands down this is the most comfortable survival shelter i've ever built the furline blanket is actually really comfy and nice hey you want to wrap up the the blanket what do you think tom is that comfy but.
It smells sons all right we could ski for coffee ready to try some rabbit yes there's a lot of pepperoni yeah it tastes like a hot dog to me yeah bite right out of the rabbit pretend you're a wolf hey jake you want to try it yeah here you like the rabbit.
Well got food and shelter taken care of but we've got a little bit of a rainstorm coming tonight and uh we're gonna put this thing to the test well i'm just sitting here with a belly full of rabbit watching the sunset and burning up about 60 duct tape cardboard centers this will this will.
Keep me pretty warm well it's been fun sitting by the fire but it's late and it's time to go into bed and it's just gonna be me tonight it's not really too comfortable trying to fit multiple people in this thing so i'm just gonna sleep in it for tonight and maybe the boys will get to play in it a little bit more later but.
Anyway i'm gonna go hit the sack and i'm gonna go hop in here let's see that'll work i need a place to put my phone and stuff there we go got a cell phone pocket and a place to put my glasses it's a little nippy out but uh i'm gonna go ahead and turn off the lights and i.
Will see you guys in the morning well it's about two in the morning that rain i was expecting just started i'm actually pretty cozy oh we got ourselves a leak we got ourselves more than a few leaks my hammock is filling up with water tarp on top is leaking.
But the one on the bottom is not and so i have got a a growing puddle of water ah so this is turning into a bathtub you have to know you know the worst part about waking up in a pool of water oh i've got to pee so badly.
That was interesting oh well it looks like there's a lot of droplets here around the edges where water's coming around the tarp and then there's leaks yeah look at that there is a pretty good puddle of water here i don't really want to do any repairs in.
The rain and tomorrow morning i'm getting on a plane with nathan and we're going to new mexico to do some desert camping and fishing and then we come back and we go straight to north carolina for a week so it's going to be two weeks until i'm back here and that's gonna be a lot of leaves a lot of rain.
Well we'll see what happens well it's been two weeks but i'm back but it actually looks like it's in pretty good shape well it's still holding my weight well gosh darn it this thing's still in really good shape despite being rained on for two weeks i think we need to do some modifications.
You need modifications hey jacob what do you think is that fun yeah you lift it up high and then walk walk it over here i gotta do something to give a nice healthy pitch to this roof and i got to fill up these gaps in the wall so wind and water.
Can't get into the tent okay there's been a little accident i took a little bit of a misstep and stepped on the leg of my 300 carbon fiber tripod oh all right there we go good as new so.
do well guys i think we're done with all the improvements no more wind and rain coming in through the sides now and already i can tell it's a lot warmer i'm starting to break out a little bit of a sweat all right i think.
We're ready to camp in this thing i'm just going to clean up the campsite and get my gear well guys i was planning on camping in here but we had a bit of a setback a big rainstorm came in and it caused the roof to get so heavy that we had a lot of structural failure.
This whole corner busted loose from the tree it tore a hole where the stick is supporting the peak we've got a partial failure here as well and it put a lot of stress on the roof which also caused some tears here worst of all it is full of water all right let that drain so you got some.
Water in the sides too oh i just didn't do a good enough job constructing the roof obviously the floor has no problem holding water so the duct tape can do it but i wasn't as careful building the roof as i was the floor because i was worried about the floor dumping me on my butt in.
The middle of the night this is really kind of sending me back to the drawing board i gotta think about what to do about this but it needs to dry out before i can do anything well guys i've been mowing this over for a week now and i think there's no helping it if i want this thing to be.
Watertight i've got to cut the top and sides off and redo the roof and walls from scratch but i'm already five weeks and 96 rolls of duct tape deep into this project and this video is already 20 minutes long so i don't know if i can do that in this video but i think this project could benefit from a fresh pair of eyes.
So i'd like to challenge zachary fowler with the youtube channel fowler's makery and mischief i want to challenge zach to see if he can build an awesome duct tape shelter but if you guys want to see me try again to build something bigger better and watertight make sure to click.
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