Iciness Storms Crush My Off Grid Dwelling
Luke here at the outdo Boys YouTube channel and it's winter time here at the abandoned Homestead we've been working like dogs trying to get ready for winter we've been getting vehicles unstuck fixing electrical systems buildings have been collapsing and hanging out as a family hey come on.
In here I'll go warm up the house you stay in the warm car okay all right and let's get the toilet seat warmed up here come.
On hey hang up your well look the family's back at the cabin you guys excited to be here yeah yeah this cabin is starting to feel like a fun place to bring the family and not just a hot mess but it's late and right now we're just going to get everybody uh fed and into bed I'm sure what.
Sal go sit down and have your hot chocolate we got to dip a peanut butter cookie in this Jacob do you like the hot chocolate yes here guys do you want me to throw up a sleeping bag there's the Jacob sleeping bag he Becca before you go to bed would you like a hot water bottle I would love a hot water.
Bottle got a hot water bottle here for Mama come on guys get your sleeping bags out I need get it's bedtime well guys it's late and the kids are asleep so I got to put the camera down I'll see you guys in the morning you sleep okay babe yeah oh there cute.
D okay that looks so good momy F mommy do you like your crepe love it the toaster was the thing too many that's okay so no toaster I was wondering about that first I fought the generator get some pants on let's see we got fig and ginger.
Jam why thank you well today we've got a big project right now all of our batteries and electrical equipment is over in that cabin and that cabin's not heated Winter's coming and it's going to get really cold it often gets -40 in the winter time and if the batteries get too cold they don't work so we're going to.
Move all that electrical stuff into this heated cabin the first thing I need to do is get all this stuff out of the way there you go well how you guys doing good good did you buy yourself a little track vehicle yeah I'm a pickup truck guy now I don't have a lot of experience with.
Electrical stuff so I called the guys from allof grid who installed my system I'm going to have them go ahead and move it for me I figure one cabin fire is enough for a while wow me hungry for human flesh you want set off the smoke detector.
Okay turnning breakers on we go get somewhere oh that's going to be so much nicer well now if my leg electrical system bursts into flames I'll know about it a lot quicker so 48 the system shuts down 51 is like 20% you said 51.2 that's that's not too bad huh that's great that's nice the battery.
Will work a lot better when it's warm and so I got the generator now plugs into the cabin right there and I'm going to go ahead and move that old diesel generator and I'll use that little shed to put my generator and our solar panels are still here on the back of the cabin and we got this wire leading to the main cabin and once the.
Ground thaws in the springtime I can go ahead and bury that wire what you begging you fix in the lock working on it oh yay yay we'll be able to lock the door a whole new set of keys to lose well the next thing I'm working on today is I'm going to try to clean this whole mess up looks like the previous owners were trying to install a bathroom and.
They've got kind of half done Plumbing a composting toilet and they framed out an area for a shower but we're going to go ahead and take that all out here all righty oh throw it Chuck it throw it I spilled water everywhere a whole bunch of water came out of these pipes you can't have that.
In the winter time here in Alaska if any water collects in your pipes that water expands when it freezes and it breaks the pipes and it destroys everything if there's places where water collects in your pipes the only way you can winterize It Is by hooking up an air compressor and blowing the water out of the pipes and you'd have to do that.
Every single time your house gets below freezing be a massive pain better just to tear the whole thing out done with all that all right does does it work do work work yeah yay uh yeah yeah.
Yeah oh I'll tell you what it feels a lot roomier in here we're not done yet but man this is an improvement every time we pick at this it just gets better I was thinking about what to do with this cabin now that I've moved all the electrical equipment out of it and I'm thinking I might want a workshop matter of fact making a blacksmithing.
Forge would be really awesome that's definitely something to consider go get in the car everyone get your boots dad I will all right there we go we got a lot done today but we'll be back soon we got a lot more to do right.
in you good there we go there's the light and it's heated and it's heated well guys welcome welcome to the cabin well today is Tommy's birthday and it is a special day and I asked what he wanted to do and he said go on a trip with Dad.
And go hunting and snow Machining so we're doing just that what do you think you like it up there it's awesome I bet it's nice and warm up there oh it's it's already roasting hot you guys hungry oh yeah is that your how much I would get since it's Tommy's birthday he requested we make mofu had it was lots of what is that a.
Okay we're adding tofu see it's pretty I'm a dog dog oh it's so there we go you know if there's a yeah you like that yeah you guys like that was it good that delicious Tommy Are You full Are You full oh please room you going to make room for cupcakes yes all right let's do.
Some cupcakes hey we're going to make you we're going to get you a candle you ready for this oh I don't light it yet happy birthday okay you better blow that out it's on fire oh that's not good that's on fire cholate cupcake sure it's.
Kind of like Li cupcake a yeah that's a good cupcake well it's late we've got a lot of fun things to do in the morning I'm going to put the camera down I'll see you then for breakfast we've got scotched eggs and crumpets you guys down with that awesome awesome all right let's see what we got we got ourselves some Scotch.
Eggs are softboiled eggs covered in a layer of sausage deep fried in ponco and they are delicious we're going to try reheating these in the air fryer here temp maximum temp woohoo let's see what we did to our batteries here oh man that tanked the.
Voltage on my batteries so using that air fryer for seven minutes used more electricity than I've used so far in this entire trip you see I should have brought the generator and Ry the generator while I was using that but you know we're learning let's see if this completely blows the circuit or not I'm a little.
Nervous oh it'll be very chilly up there cooking put a little butter on Ma Amber I took it yeah then bre D for everyone gets a whole whole Scotch egg and now Josh have you ever had a scotch egg before I haven't okay oh well I'm excited to document this moment I mean if you like deep fried.
Food sausage and eggs you know how can you not like it Tomy you excited to do some snow machine yeah yeah little little uh all right Tommy should we go take a look at this love.
It I'm no engineer but it looks like an ouse in there little dirty you get water in the fuel line it forms it collects in the fuel filter and that's where you get your eyes that wasn't great I just figured out that I forgot to put the keys in the ignition for.
The with the key in do you're a mechanical genius that doesn't S sound great it's going to tear up my belt but this thing doesn't want to move this goes to the engine this goes to the track this wheel refuses to turn so something's jammed up iced over.
Rusted up so we're going to hook a tow strap up to this and see if we can't break that free and get it to work hey that that snow machine's like a ninja it disappears in a puff of smoke.
I still can't believe that thing runs I we should have checked to see if it had a do not resuscitate order first you know shall we go double or nothing and see if we can get the UTV out of here do it let's give it a shot today is the day I'm going to get.
This broke UTV out of here so I can get it fixed there we go der go slide out well we'll see if this Fool's Aaron is uh going to work or not here all right that's good shortened up the tow rope a little bit to help with.
Getting around turns there are some questions and concerns all right here's the first turn I think have to get a running start at that hill or you might just have to do full send just see what happens so much all send ah you might still be able to I think I might be able to do it Fu 1 two.
Three go job Bo okay we're going to do a daisy chain we did it high five woo yes I'll car the STP you ready all right all right let's see if we can keep this from going into a ravine or smashing into the back of my.
Truck well we came down the hill and I underestimated how fast the sled would go and it caught up and RAM the back of the truck can I hit the gas to give us space and then that jerked the toe rope and severed the toe rope we got some cracking here we're going to tie a bowling onto this thing the rabbit comes out of his hole he runs around the tree.
And he goes back down into his hole and the reason why you use a bowling is cuz no matter how tight you pull this you can always untie it Tony I think it worked brilliant man I think it worked that was so sketchy y this bowling is tight as a rock the way you get it off you grab the.
Rabbit's neck you break it then it just comes right off look at that some some real successful sketchy Alaskan crap high five Tom all right got a tow truck is going to take this to a repair guy oh I can't tell you how glad I am to see that thing loaded on a truck.
Finally all right Tom you want to drive back I do good job Tom you drive like a champion all right Tom let's get some lunch going here ruined his really you know you kind of well here guys you want some sandwiches here let's grilled cheese sandwiches are hard to.
Beat huh well listen guys you want to go uh see if we can shoot some birds do a little snow machine yeah all righto I'm getting old I fell off my snow machine a little while ago and hit my knee really hard yeah a little Trail here the little.
V Trail the V spend the whole winter under the snow eating vegetation and they'll Burl out and come along go right back in there yep there he goes pops right back in the foxes and the owls can hear them underneath the snow and we'll get them through the snow oh yeah those are bunny prints I think this snow is only a few days old have rabbit stew for.
Dinner yeah it's just a really fat Tweety those are gray jays take care of that got my Ferrari in its garage here ooo putting the snow machine away for the night I got to put heat in all the fuel when it gets really cold you get condensation in gas tanks and that forms water which turns into ice and blocks your fuel lines and this stuff keeps.
That from happening but let's see it's I can feel it it's kind of puffy rightly got to put my pant leg down I didn't mean to turn this into a thirst video you want to watch a movie okay here Josh it looks like you're going to have to pick so we got a movie pom Poco.
It's a Japanese movie about transmorphic raccoons that fight urban sprawl uh we've got Ron nska of the Valley of the wind the Romantic miniseries north and south from the BBC see excellent oh here Tony try this watermelon flavored licorice watermelon how about.
That that's a different texture I love this the wab be licorice so how these batteries hold yes um that's toaster like a steak.
Right how I how do I do on this it's a little bit more medium and not quite medium rare but yeah it'll work try there we go all the meals were Tommy's decision that's he picked all his favorites oh that was a good dinner but now now it's time to do the.
Dishes in the we had a and just all right guys it's getting late we got to get to bed we're going to see you in the morning it was 8:30 and nobody's moving I think we're all pretty tired win that first battle.
No mommy did you eat that whole thing mhm jeez a 10-year-old could have never done that that is the act of an 11-year-old well that was good but I think it's time to start cleaning up time to fire up my massive pickup truck well it's been fun we got to get going home but we still got a lot to do so we're going to be back pretty soon.
Oh not how about that you guys got enough room oh this is so much smoother on the isn't it smoother on the snow everybody out right now I've had him for a while okay really hot to I'm I think there we.
Go that little 2,000 W generator I had just didn't have enough oomph to run my system so we're going to try this 3,000 W generator aha got electric start while I was gone two of my neighbors helped me get rid of that big broken diesel generator that was there.
So that's where I'm going to put my generator now it's charging the system there we go we've got plenty of juice we can run the refrigerator if we want to and charge the batteries at the same time and if I need to use the toaster and the microwave the air fryer any of those things I can turn the charger off and.
Then I can run those for a few minutes reup my licorice stash to go check on the snow machine oh yeah that is true what happened oh my goodness look at this our little garage collapsed oh my goodness trying to pull up yeah there's the snow machine underneath all that I mean I don't know.
Much about this garage it was up when we bought the property but I assumed it would handle the snow because we had a ton of snow last winter if we're going to get that out we've got to clear all this snow and debris off oh look at that one.
Start oh I got that two-stroke running smokes like a chimney but it works back hey Nathan you want to watch a movie yeah watching Ste boy yeah come down watch Ste boy with us Bud Tom that Apple well my brother and nephew are going to be joining us tonight so I'm going to go pick him up just climb up into my big.
Rig no I got stuck I can't get the truck up the hill and my K truck is not getting up the hill there's a really icy spot and the Treads just really aren't gripping I'm going to go take the Snowman machine to go get him what's where's traccoon hey guys you.
Made it yeah I brought my really crappy two-stroke snow machine how far isn't it the truck is really close to getting out so see that wasn't easy but we got it no but yeah maybe when it freezes up over the night it'll be a little bit harder and easier to get.
Up or maybe it'll be worse I don't know we'll see hey guys looking styling now you got your glasses all right guys you head Nathan you going you going up there you see all right guys it's late I'm going to put up the camera I'll see you in the morning D I got some bad news though what I've got weak breakfast that's fine.
We we our options are oatmeal or spam and toast I like about everything in strain neck muscles P so well we got a lot of things to do today number one we need more fuel that's empty that's empty we don't want kids drinking them no.
Got some just head we go I had a chance to knock this little Hill down with the excavator when I was building the road last summer and I forgot to do it and I'm going to pay for it all winter long I just know it ah why would I do that let's go get some.
Gas that was that was a good amount we're good we're not spilling gas oh we got a full take of gas looks like someone had a little trouble you know you're supposed to turn we got this we got it over now all right I hit it perfect.
perfect I'm going to kind of try to clear out a little Trail here so we have room to turn the snow machine around feel.
Sad There You Go got a nice little snow machine circuit so the boys can do laps around the property what to do about this and this thing is destroyed my spare tires my motorcycle some other odds and ends are all buried underneath this everything that's buried.
Underne there is at least it's covered with a tarp so I think I'll just deal with it in the spring it's a shame I liked that garage I liked it a lot I got to sit down I got a problem with my foot you me and my wife went on a trip to Hawaii last week and I got a thorn in my foot and it turned into a big cyst cut into it with my knife oh my.
Goodness got this big old Thorn came out oh feels so much better it's been like walking on a marble for 3 days still sore but it's better all righty well I think I need to do a little Cleanup in here has two machine one of these dead Beetle trees fell down and we chopped it up we're.
Going to go haul it over for some firewood got it we'll get it good man that one look a little big you don't clean things out much we probably we did what half a.
Cord yeah maybe something like that yeah here back come back so got to shovel the top off that car we'll get so much snow by the end of the winter it'll crush the cab all right okay that's locked all right we're going to go see if we can get up that hill more speed.
Yeah sometimes it helps to have a little junk in the trunk yeah well the sun's about to set and we're headed home and hopefully you guys have enjoyed this video I've got a whole series of videos about fixing up this abandoned Homestead if you want to see that check out our abandoned Homestead video playlist and make sure to click.
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